Resource Description: NODC Accession Number 0061250
Walt Nelson, Western Ecology Division, US EPA, and Stephen Hale, Atlantic Ecology Division, NHEERL-AED, US EPA, Unknown, US Environmental Protection Agency National Coastal Assessment for Hawaii 2002: Water Quality, Fish Taxon, Sediment Chemistry Data (NODC Accession 0061250).
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To answer broad-scale questions on environmental conditions, EMAP and its partners have collected estuarine and coastal data from hundreds of stations along the coasts of the continental United States. Types of data include water column parameters, sediment chemistry and toxicity, benthic communities,demersal fish, and tissue contaminants. EMAP's National Coastal Assessment comprises all the estuarine and coastal sampling done by EMAP beginning in1990. This includes the sampling done in the biogeographic provinces as well as data from the Regional EMAP (REMAP) studies done by EPA Regional Offices. Program Objective EPA's National Coastal Assessment (NCA), is a five-year effort led by EPA's Office of Research and Development to evaluate the assessment methods it has developed to advance the science of ecosystem condition monitoring. C2000 represents the current state of evolution of EPA's EMAP. EMAP was originally designed to provide a quantitative assessment of the regional extent of environmental problems by measuring status and change in selected indicators of ecological condition. EMAP provides a strategy to identify and bound the extent, magnitude and location of environmental degradation and improvement on a regional scale.Data Set Objective The objective of the sampling design is to provide a statistically defensible strategy for collecting information about selected indicators of ecological condition and their variability. The design is flexible to allow alternative future uses.
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