News and Notables

Nov-19-14 | Media

"SFEI could make art objects out of its reports and sell them"

Nov-17-14 | Publications and Reports

The RMP Update provides a concise overview of recent RMP activities and findings, and a look ahead to significant products anticipated in the next two years. In a new "ebook" format, accessible on any browser, the RMP Update now offers new ways to interact with report content.

Nov-05-14 | Technology

An interactive map showing riverine-tidal interface types around San Francisco Bay has been launched!

Nov-01-14 | Technology

CD3 or Contaminant Data Display and Download is a web-based visualization tool for accessing water quality data for the San Francisco Bay-Delta region, including the RMP’s long-term dataset. The tool has been redesigned to leverage SFEI’s other interactive mapping efforts and debuts impressive new functionality, including enhanced spatial querying and generating dynamic statistical summaries and charts.

Nov-01-14 | Technology

In collaboration with our partners at SCCWRP and the CSUN Center for Geographic Studies, SFEI completed the southern California Wetlands Change project. This project built upon previous mapping efforts, and provides comprehensive wetland and stream mapping of the entire southern California Coast, extending from Point Conception to the U.S. - Mexico border. The research also compares historical and contemporary wetland extent and composition.

Oct-30-14 | Media

Delta Landscapes project featured in KQED Science Blog

Oct-28-14 | Publications and Reports

This report provides the first analysis of landscape ecology metrics in the pre-disturbance and contemporary Delta to help define, design, and evaluate functional, resilient landscapes for the future.

Oct-20-14 | Media

Press for the North San Diego County Lagoons Historical Ecology Study "...richly diverse estuaries that made themselves anew as competing forces of saltwater and freshwater claimed their space."

Oct-14-14 | Archive

The Annual Meeting of the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay (RMP) was held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA. The theme was an update on four principal program areas: status and trends monitoring, small tributary loads, nutrients, and chemicals of emerging concern.

Oct-14-14 | Archive | Featured

The RMP Update summarizes findings from 12 recent months of research by top scientists on the health and water quality trends in the San Francisco Bay Estuary. The report highlights the “RMP Top Ten”: a list of recent activities and accomplishments.

Sep-29-14 | Coordination and Collaboration

SFEI participated in Chinese Whispers: Bay Chronicles, a project combining science, art, and community. The project, led by Chinese Whispers creative director Rene Yung, retraces the history of Chinese shrimp fishing in San Francisco Bay, through sailings on the Grace Quan, a 43-foot replica of a 19th century Chinese fishing shrimp junk, to former shrimp fishing sites around the Bay.

Sep-29-14 | Publications and Reports

An article in Boom: a Journal of California describes how SFEI's Resilient Landscapes team uses historical ecological data to envision future resilient landscapes and shows past-present comparisons of different places from the over two million acres of California ecosystems they have mapped to date.

The article can be viewed online at or downloaded here.

Sep-22-14 | Archive

The RMP has produced a synthesis report on PCBs that summarizes recent advances in understanding and makes recommendations for future studies. The September 2014 issue of Estuary News featured an article based on the report.

Sep-01-14 | Publications and Reports

An article exploring the work of SFEI's Resilient Landscapes Program was published in the Fall 2014 issue of Boom: A Journal of California.

Sep-01-14 | Publications and Reports

SFEI recently completed a pilot study focused on creating a framework for a rapid protocol that can be used to delineate the current and future Head of Tide zone for San Francisco Bay tributaries using both “desktop” and field investigations. The report summarizing the study methods and findings is now available and can be found here