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NS&T Program Download Page

NS&T is comprised of three nationwide programs, Benthic Surveillance, Mussel Watch and Bioeffects that are designed to describe the current status of, and detect changes in, the environmental quality of our Nation's estuarine and coastal waters through environmental monitoring, assessment and related research. In addition, NS&T has also completed Special Studies designed to help assess the environmental impacts of various events. Benthic Surveillance was discontinued in 1993. The other programs are still active. There are two ways to download data from any NS&T program.

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The first way is by using our interactive data download tool. Using this tool is recommended when one is looking for data from a specific geographic location.

This tool may be accessed here.

In addition to the interactive tool, there are ASCII files that contain data on this web page. This data is parsed by study and data type. For large studies like Mussel Watch, the data is also parsed by geographic region. Using this method is recommended when one is looking for data from a specific study or program.

For more information about downloading data, please contact either our branch chief by e-mail at Greg.Piniak@noaa.gov or at 301-713-3028 ext 115, or our database manager by e-mail at oren.perez@noaa.gov.

Great Lakes
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Tissue—Trace Elements Dictionary Metadata
Tissue—Organics Dictionary Metadata
Sediment—Trace Elements Dictionary Metadata
Sediment—Organics Dictionary Metadata
Sediment—PBB/PBDEs Dictionary Metadata
Tissue—PBB/PBDEs Dictionary Metadata
Clostridium perfringens Dictionary Metadata
East Coast
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Sediment—Trace Elements Dictionary Metadata
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Sediment—PBB/PBDEs Dictionary Metadata
Tissue—PBB/PBDEs Dictionary Metadata
Clostridium perfringens Dictionary Metadata
Tissue—Dioxins and Furans Dictionary Metadata
Gulf Coast
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Sediment—Trace Elements Dictionary Metadata
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Sediment—PBB/PBDEs Dictionary Metadata
Tissue—PBB/PBDEs Dictionary Metadata
Clostridium perfringens Dictionary Metadata
Tissue—Dioxins and Furans Dictionary Metadata
Sediment—Dioxins and Furans Dictionary Metadata
West Coast
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Sediment—Trace Elements Dictionary Metadata
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Sediment—PBB/PBDEs Dictionary Metadata
Tissue—PBB/PBDEs Dictionary Metadata
Clostridium perfringens Dictionary Metadata
Alaska
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Sediment—Trace Elements Dictionary Metadata
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Tissue—PBB/PBDEs Dictionary Metadata
Clostridium perfringens Dictionary Metadata
Puerto Rico
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Tissue—Trace Elements Dictionary Metadata
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Sediment—Trace Elements Dictionary Metadata
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Sediment—PBB/PBDEs Dictionary Metadata
Tissue—PBB/PBDEs Dictionary Metadata
Clostridium perfringens Dictionary Metadata
Hawaii
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Clostridium perfringens Dictionary Metadata


Bioeffects Assessments

Bioeffects Assessment Program identifies and assesses biological effects associated with contaminant exposure. Over forty intensive regional studies have been conducted since 1986 using the Sediment Quality Triad approach which utilizes a stratified random sampling method to determine the areal extent of contaminated sediments. The data include: sediment chemistry, toxicity, and species diversity and quantity for the same suite of organic contaminants and trace metals as the Mussel Watch Program. The units for these contaminants can be found here.

Apalachicola Bay (1991)
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Biscayne Bay
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Benthic Infauna Dictionary Metadata
Boston Harbor
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California Sanctuaries
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Chesapeake Bay 1998-2001
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Benthic Infauna Dictionary Metadata
Chesapeake Bay 1998-2002
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Benthic Infauna Dictionary
Charleston Harbor
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Choctawhatchee Bay
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Delaware Bay
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Benthic Infauna Dictionary Metadata
Galveston Bay
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Guanica Bay
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Coral—Trace Elements Dictionary
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Hudson Raritan Estuary
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Jobos Bay
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Tissue—Trace Elements Dictionary
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Kachemak Bay
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Benthic Infauna Dictionary
Clostridium perfringens Dictionary
Leadenwah Creek
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Long Island Sound
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Massachusetts Bay
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Benthic Infauna Dictionary Metadata
Pensacola Bay
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Puerto Rico
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Coral—Organics Dictionary
Clostridium perfringens Dictionary
Nutrients Dictionary
Puget Sound
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Water—Trace Elements Dictionary
Water—Organics Dictionary
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St Andrews Bay
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Sabine Lake
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Savannah River
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San Francisco Bay
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St Lucie Estuary
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Fish—Trace Elements Dictionary Metadata
Fish—Organics Dictionary Metadata
Nepheloid—Trace Elements Dictionary Metadata
Nepheloid—Organics Dictionary Metadata
Sediment Trap—Trace Elements Dictionary Metadata
Sediment Trap—Organics Dictionary Metadata
Tissue—Trace Elements Dictionary Metadata
Tissue—Organics Dictionary Metadata
Fish—PBB/PBDEs Dictionary Metadata
Nepheloid—PBB/PBDEs Dictionary Metadata
Sediment—PBB/PBDEs Dictionary Metadata
Tissue—PBB/PBDEs Dictionary Metadata
Fish—PFOS Dictionary Metadata
Tissue—PFOS Dictionary Metadata
Clostridium perfringens Dictionary Metadata
St Simon Sound
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Tampa Bay
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Vieques
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Coral—Trace Elements Dictionary
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Clostridium perfringens Dictionary
Nutrients Dictionary
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Winyah Bay
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Benthic Surveillance (1984-1993)

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Special Studies

AKMAP Special Study
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Bering Sea Study
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Cusco Buscan Special Study
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Great Lakes Special Study
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Hawaii Special Study
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Hudson River Special Study
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Katrina Special Study
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Pribilofs Special Study
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Puget Sound Special Study - 2008
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Resurrection Bay Intercomparison Project
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Special Alaska Study
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Southwest Alaska Nearshore Monitoring Program
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World Trade Center Special Study
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