Train for coastal habitat observation and research at DMC

“We have data, what could we do with it?” is the theme of second Training for Observation and Research in Coastal Habitats (TORCH) workshop 9 a.m.–4 p.m. April 27 at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole.

Topics to be covered at the hands-on data workshop will include data quality control, working with data sets in Excel, statistical methods for evaluating data, mapping programs, making graphs, and using data and freeware available online to support your program.

Presentations will center around coastal and estuarine water quality monitoring; the concepts would be useful in other applications as well.

Participants are asked to bring a laptop and data, if possible. Data sets will be provided, if needed.

Lunch and snacks also will be provided. The DMC and the Damariscotta River Association are hosts. For more information, email  More information and registration are online.