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Amy Franz

Data Services Manager
Environmental Informatics Program
510-746-7394

Amy Franz earned her B.S. in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Geology from California State University at Hayward. She joined SFEI in 2003 as an Environmental Analyst and beginning in the summer of 2014 became manager of the Data Services department, responsible for overseeing water quality data for the Regional Monitoring Program, Stormwater Monitoring Program, and for various pilot and special studies conducted by the Institute. She also has experience with field sampling, data analysis and reporting.

Related Projects, News, and Events

Regional Data Center (Project)

SFEI is one of the state's Regional Data Centers that exchanges water quality data to the California Environmental Data Exchange Network (CEDEN). SFEI provides data management and visualization services to the San Francisco Bay-Delta and northern montane regions.

Contaminant Data Download and Display (CD3) (Project)

Contaminant Data Display and Download Tool or CD3  is an innovative visualization tool for accessing water quality data for the San Francisco Bay-Delta and northern montane regions. It is the primary tool for accessing and downloading the San Francisco Bay Regional Monitoring Program’s (RMP) long-term dataset and other project data stored in SFEI's Regional Data Center (RDC).

DEDUCE: Delta Environmental Data for the Understanding of a California Estuary (Project)

The purpose of this project is to expand the existing San Francisco Bay Regional Data Center (RDC) to include the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh (Delta). The anticipated outcome of this project is an estuary-wide data repository where one currently does not exist. 

California Environmental Data Exchange Network (CEDEN) (Project)

The California Environmental Data Exchange Network (CEDEN) is a central location to find and share information about California’s surface waters, including streams, lakes, rivers, and the coastal ocean.

Poster by Ruth Askevold, Cristina Grosso, and Shakoora Azimi-Gaylon

Completed! Legacy datasets saved from the shelves and uploaded to estuary-wide data repository (News)

SFEI worked in partnership with the Delta Conservancy to complete a two year project funded by a USEPA National Environmental Information Exchange Network (NEIN) grant to expand the existing San Francisco Bay Regional Data Center (RDC) to include the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh (Delta) for an estuary-wide data repository. SFEI received Delta data from public and private sector sources ranging from scientists, environmental program staff, managers, the public and other stakeholders.

Graphic by Lester McKee, Ph.D.

New Manuscript on Pollutants in the Guadalupe River Addresses Key Questions (News)

Guadalupe River is contaminated with mercury mining wastes from runoff associated with the historic New Almaden Mining District in the upper watershed that produced 40 million kilograms during its working life (1850-1975) and with PCB and other urban pollutants from a long history of urbanization and industrial land uses.

SFEI has been monitoring pollutant concentrations in the Guadalupe River during winter storms since October 2002. The result is one of the world’s most extensive data sets on mercury, PCBs, and other pollutant concentrations and loads in an urban river.  In a recent manuscript, SFEI staff used the dataset to answer three major questions.

Find more data in CD3! (News)

The Contaminant Data Display and Download Tool is a public tool for accessing and visualizing contaminant data. All data are comparable to CEDEN, the California Environmental Data Exchange Network.

We are happy to announce the release of some new enhancements to CD3 including:  

Archive Sample Tool (Project)

The Archive Sample Tool provides a web interface that SFEI researchers can use to browse the RMP archives when considering using archive material for a study. The RMP has been collecting archive samples during each sampling event for sediment, bivalve, fish and birds since the early 1990's. These samples are available to SFEI researchers with RMP Program Manager approval, and can be requested directly from the tool. 

CEDEN Update (News)

The California Environmental Data Exchange Network (CEDEN) has implemented several new developments and decisions over the last six months that have the potential to impact SFEI's Regional Data Center (RDC) data providers.

[Photo Credit: Shira Bezalel]

RDC Dataset Update (News)

SFEI's Data Services team adds new datasets monthly to the San Francisco Bay-Delta Regional Data Center (RDC) database, increasing public access to environmental data collected within the San Francisco Bay and Delta. This data can be visualized and downloaded through the Contaminant Data Display and Download tool (cd3.sfei.org). The data are CEDEN compatible, exchanged weekly with the State Board and can be analyzed along with datasets from other programs. More >  

Datasets recently added for the Bay Area include:

Montezuma Data Management (Project)

This project provides data management for the Montezuma tidal marsh restoration Project described in the Wetlands Science Program. It includes data compilation into a relational database, QA review, and quarterly reports for the resulting monitoring data related to this decadal project.

Clean Watersheds for a Clean Bay (Project)

The Clean Watersheds For A Clean Bay project is multi-year project focused on implementing the PCBs and mercury Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) water quality restoration programs, and is the next step in the effort to reduce loading of sediment-bound pollutants to the Bay. Funded by the USEPA, BASMAA, and 6 six of the Bay Area countywide stormwater management agencies, this project is evaluating control options to reduce mass loadings of PCBs, Hg and other pollutants from urban stormwater runoff to the San Francisco Bay. 

2014 RMP Sediment and Bivalve Data Now Available on CD3! (News)

In 2014, the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay (RMP) collected sediment and bivalve samples from San Francisco Bay as part of its long-term monitoring program. Results from these samples are now available on SFEI's Contaminant Data Download and Display (CD3) Tool. 

Bay RMP Water Monitoring Cruise: August-September 2015 (Event)

On August 26, 2015, the RMP will begin its 23rd year of water quality sampling in the San Francisco Bay. Samples will be collected from across the whole Bay: from Lower South Bay to the Delta to just outside the Golden Gate Bridge. This year the RMP is partnering with the U.S. Geological Survey to collect the samples from their research vessel RV Turning Tide. 

CD3: New Download Feature (News)

This release of CD3 features an advanced download tool for accessing all data for a project and the ability to dynamically generate Sum of PCBs.  Detailed instructions for using the tool's different features are provided in a pop-up box for easy reference. Visit cd3.sfei.org to try out this new functionality!