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

Oct-14-14

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

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-22-14

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.

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.