National Coastal Assessment/Coastal 2000sEntry ID: gomc_82
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Abstract: The US EPA's National Coastal Assessment surveys the condition of the Nation's coastal resources by creating an integrated, comprehensive monitoring program among the coastal states.
To answer broad-scale questions on environmental conditions, EMAP and its partners have collected estuarine and coastal data from thousands of stations along the coasts of the continental United States. EMAP's ... National Coastal Assessment comprises all the estuarine and coastal sampling done by EMAP beginning in 1990. This includes the sampling done in the biogeographic provinces as well as data from the Regional EMAP (REMAP) studies done by EPA Regional Offices. These data can be retrieved and stations mapped from applications under NCA Data. Coastal 2000 is a five-year effort to survey the condition of the Nations's coastal resources by creating an integrated, comprehensive coastal monitoring program among the coastal states. The Station Location and Sampling Visit data sets report information regarding stations sampled during 2000-01 in the National Coastal Assessment in the Northeast Region.
Sponsor: United States Environmental Protection Agency in partnership with the coastal states.
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Start Date: 2000-01-01
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY
OCEANS > WATER QUALITY > OCEAN CONTAMINANTS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > DEMERSAL HABITAT
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Access Constraints Data can be downloaded from the web at: http://www.epa.gov/emap/nca/html/data/
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Tab-delimited ASCII files
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: hale.stephen at epa.gov
27 Tarzwell Drive
Province or State: Rhode Island
Postal Code: 02882
Strobel, C.J. 2000. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program:Coastal 2000 - Northeast component: field operations manual. Narragansett (RI): U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division. EPA/620/R-00/002. 68 p.
U.S. EPA. 2001. National Coastal Assessment: Field Operations ... Manual. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Gulf Ecology Division, Gulf Breeze, FL. EPA/620/R-01/003. 72 p.
U.S. EPA. 2001. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP): National Coastal Assessment Quality Assurance Project Plan 2001-2004. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Gulf Ecology Division, Gulf Breeze, FL. EPA/620/R-01/002. 189 p.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-06-27