Bay Regional Monitoring Program

The Bay Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) provides water quality regulators and policy-makers with information they need to manage the Bay effectively. The RMP is an innovative collaborative effort between SFEI, the Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the regulated discharger community. The Program was established in 1993, and has an annual budget of $3.5 million. more >

RMP Manager: Phil Trowbridge   Lead Scientist: Jay Davis

Meetings and Events

Featured Projects

News and Notables

Jul-09-14

A recent RMP technical report summarizes a series of RMP monitoring and research projects that have investigated the impacts of the flame retardants polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in San Francisco Bay.

Jun-15-14

Phil Trowbridge, formerly of the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, joins SFEI to serve as the San Francisco Bay RMP Manager. SFEI feels very fortunate to attract such a high-caliber professional engineer with an admirable list of accomplishments.

Dec-17-13

The RMP sponsored a forum to review information and information needs relating to managing methylmercury in restored tidal marshes in San Francisco Bay. The forum was held to address a lack of consensus on the best approach for monitoring methylmercury and using monitoring data in decision-making. The forum addressed the state of knowledge regarding the role wetland restoration and management play in methylmercury impairment locally and regionally, and helped inform decision-making by the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board and other agencies.