News and Notables

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 | 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 http://www.boomcalifornia.com/2014/09/futures-past/ 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.

Jul-10-14 | 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 HoT zone for San Francisco Bay tributaries using both “desktop” and field investigations.

Jul-10-14 | Publications and Reports

New study points the way to habitat restoration and steelhead recovery on Alameda Creek, the Bay Area’s largest local watershed.

Jul-10-14 | Miscellaneous

In collaboration with BASMAA, RMP, the Regional Water Board and stormwater agencies, SFEI leads a multi-year stormwater monitoring project within the San Francisco Bay area. While this sampling effort fulfills monitoring requirements under the Municipal Regional Permit (MRP), it also contributes to the region’s long-term stormwater dataset.

Jul-10-14 | Technology

EcoAtlas, SFEI's flagship product launched last summer, was just awarded three Wetland Program Development grants by the USEPA for further enhancement and support.

Jul-10-14 | Technology

"Environmental Informatics" is the new and inclusive name for the SFEI technology program that produces, manages, and analyzes information for the benefit of California's aquatic resources.

Jul-09-14 | Publications and Reports

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.

Jul-07-14 | Archive

The Resilient Landscapes (RL) team delivered a number of presentations during the last quarter highlighting recent accomplishments and initiatives.

Jun-15-14 | Archive

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.

Jun-09-14 | Media

Bayfront water levels are forecast to rise 1 foot by 2050

Jun-05-14 | Archive

Cristina Grosso presented EcoAtlas to an audience of policy-makers, scientists, technologists, agency staffers, and private industry consultants on June 5th and 6th.