The portfolio below represents a selection of SFEI projects, data, and tools about the SF Bay that might be of interest to Resilience by Design teams who wish to survey salient information about the Bay itself and its environs. These resources draw on our Resilient Landscapes, Clean Water, and Environmental Informatics programs, the latter of which offers services as a state Regional Data Center for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Resources include historical ecology surveys, visions for Bayshore adaptation, and frameworks to promote resilience. Our technology team manages water quality, wetlands, historical, and spatial data, while developing tools for analyzing and visualizing complex information.

Our most directly relevant information for Bayshore planning has been integrated into the forthcoming Resilience Atlas (release date Sept. 12, 2017).

There are, of course, many additional resources from other partners readily available. We cannot list them all here, but some are represented on the following lists from the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture:

Please explore SFEI's resources below:


Key Projects offer scientific guidance for resilience-oriented planning and design. They are selected from a broader portfolio of projects developed by the San Francisco Estuary Institute over the years.

Tools allow you to explore data that are available for visualization, using the latest technologies. You can often download the visualized data via charts, graphs, or tabular layouts.

The Institute collects world-class data to support and inform natural resource management. We make these Downloadable Datasets freely available with the terms for attribution indicated on each dataset's web page.