Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Data Center Description
The Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) is a
research program to develop the tools necessary to monitor and assess
the status and trends of national ecological resources. EMAP's goal is
to develop the scientific understanding for translating environmental
monitoring data from multiple spatial and temporal scales into
assessments of current ecological condition and forecasts of future
risks to our natural resources.

EMAP aims to advance the science of ecological monitoring and
ecological risk assessment, guide national monitoring with improved
scientific understanding of ecosystem integrity and dynamics, and
demonstrate multi-agency monitoring through large regional
projects. EMAP develops indicators to monitor the condition of
ecological resources. EMAP also investigates designs that address the
acquisition, aggregation, and analysis of multiscale and multitier

Website: http://www.epa.gov/docs/emap/

[Summary provided by the EPA.]