San Francisco Bay Regional Monitoring Program
Service: Water Quality Monitoring
AMS has been instrumental in the design and management of this multi-million dollar annual program for the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) and the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board since its inception in 1993. The program requires sampling water and sediments for trace elements, trace organic chemicals, and toxicity. It also includes a bioaccumulation-monitoring element in which transplanted mussels and resident clams are collected and analyzed for various chemical constituents. At this time, AMS supports program design, field program management, sample collection and quality assurance, and data management services. AMS personnel also participate on several technical work groups that help manage the direction of the RMP.