Environmental Informatics Program
Michael received his B.A. from the University of San Francisco, where he studied Politics and Environmental Studies. He has worked on environmental monitoring and remediation projects since 2007. Michael joined SFEI in 2013 as a Technical Analyst, and works with the Environmental Data and Information Technology team.
Related Projects, News, and Events
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.
Development of Lake County Water Quality Data Exchange Program (Phase 1) (Project)
SFEI will leverage its experience as a Regional Data Center for CEDEN to deliver a scientifically sound data management strategy and plan for the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake (HPUL) and the Lake County Watershed Protection District (District).
Geospatial Compliance Monitoring System (Project)
The Geospatial Compliance Monitoring System (GCMS) is an online database that records all biological opinions and the information associated with them to ensure that requisite actions are tracked, monitored, and enforced.
To this end, the GCMS houses a customized set of information, tailored to the needs of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) regarding the projects occurring in Southern California (associated with its Carlsbad office). The system then issues notices based on overdue conservation measures on a daily basis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!