Program Info

Website
http://www.epa.gov/emap/
Region(s)
NE, NW, SE, SW
Summary
Water quality, sediment chemistry and toxicity, benthic ecology, fish tissue toxicity
Parameters
Water column ambient PAR (uE/m^2/s), ammonium (mg/L), chlorophyll a (ug/L), dissolved oxygen (mg/L), pH, particulate nitrogen (mg/L), particulate phosphorus (mg/L), total dissolved nitrogen (mg/L), total dissolved phosphorus (mg/L), dissolved organic nitrogen (mg/L), dissolved organic phosphorus (mg/L), density (kg/m**3), nitrate and nitrite (mg/L), orthophosphate (mg/L), silicate (mg/L), specific conductance (mS/cm at 25C), salinity (ppt), secchi depth (m), temperature (deg. C), total nitrogen (mg/L), total phosphorous (mg/L), total suspended solids, transmissivity (%), water column PAR (mE/sec/m^2), sediment taxa total count, infaunal total count, epifaunal total count, total abundance, biomass, diversity (H'), nekton species and abundance, nekton length (mean and sd), mean silt/clay, mean moisture, mean grab penetration depth, sediment AVS, butyl tin, DDT, metals, non-chlorinated pesticide, PAH, PCB, pesticide, trawl total number of taxa, total abundance, gear type, tissue chemistry analytes
Notes
No longer an operational monitoring program as stated on the website http://www.epa.gov/emap/index.html . Gulf of Mexico sampling occurred 2000-2006. EMAP was the research and design phase of what became the National Aquatic Resource Surveys. Station data obtained here: http://www.epa.gov/emap/html/data/estuary/data/lp91/index.html monitor and assess the status and trends of national ecological resources, ecological status of surface waters, water column parameters, sediment chemistry and toxicity, benthic communities (algae, benthic invertebrates, and fish), demersal fish, and tissue contaminants and other commonly measured field parameters.
Application
Publications
Start
1990
End
2006
Frequency
Variable
Method
probabilistic sampling design to select sites with specific characteristics, grab samples (sediments and water), trawls
Discontinuity
Data Location
National Coastal Assessment EMAP Data Directory
Data Format
tabular and geospatial
National Coastal Assessment
Habitats
Water Column
SEACAR Citation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Office of Research and Development. (2004). Environmental Monitoring Assessment Program. Updated 06/30/2020. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/115
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Dr. Michael McDonald

mcdonald.michael@epa.gov

Susan Holdsworth

Branch Chief NARS Program

Holdsworth.susan@epa.gov

202 566 1187

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Nutrients, Water Quality, Water Clarity 07/11/24 01:56 PM Download File - Discrete WQ - 115.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Apalachicola Bay, Apalachicola NERR, Banana River, Big Bend Seagrasses, Biscayne Bay, Boca Ciega Bay, Estero Bay, Florida Keys NMS, Fort Clinch, Fort Pickens, Gasparilla Sound-Charlotte Harbor, Guana River Marsh, Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR, Indian River-Malabar to Vero Beach, Indian River-Vero Beach to Ft. Pierce, Jensen Beach to Jupiter Inlet, Lignumvitae Key, Matlacha Pass, Nassau River-St. Johns River Marshes, Pine Island Sound, Pinellas County, St. Andrews, St. Joseph Bay, St. Martins Marsh, Yellow River Marsh, Nature Coast

Indicators

Indicator
Water Column - Nutrients
Water Column - Water Quality
Water Column - Water Clarity
Water Column - Nekton

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
GIS EMAPdata.zip 11/13/18 04:28 PM View Details