RMP eUpdate: September 2015

September 2015

  1. The Pulse of the Bay
  2. RMP Annual Meeting
  3. New Additions to SFEI’s Clean Water Program Team
  4. Follow us on Twitter!

More news and RMP Information available at: http://www.sfei.org/rmp

September 10, 2015

The Pulse of the Bay

The digital version of the 2015 Pulse of the Bay is now available for download!  This edition of the biennial report of the Bay Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) is a companion to the State of the Estuary Report, and examines the current state of water quality in the Bay, highlighting progress over the last few years.  Through interviews with six experts, the report also takes a look into the crystal ball at how clean the Bay will be in 50 years.  The Chronicle ran a story about it on Thursday, September 10.  Hard copies of the report will be mailed to RMP participants and distributed at the State of the Estuary Conference/RMP Annual Meeting next week (9/17 and 9/18) (see next item) More information…

September 18, 2015

RMP Annual Meeting

The RMP Annual Meeting will be part of the second day of the State of the Estuary conference (Friday, 9/18).  The Annual Meeting is an opportunity for RMP stakeholders to learn about and discuss the latest findings from the RMP and other efforts that generate information on Bay water quality.  This year’s speakers will focus on water quality drivers and trends over the next several decades.  The deadline for pre-registration has passed, but you can register at the event.  If you have questions about attending please contact Jennifer Sun (jennifers@sfei.org, 510-746-7393). More information…

August 2015

New Additions to SFEI’s Clean Water Program Team

SFEI is excited to announce the addition of Rusty Holleman and Phil Bresnahan to our staff.  They will be working within the Clean Water Program and focusing on Bay nutrient investigations.

Rusty is a hydrodynamic modeler who did his PhD work at UC Berkeley – modeling San Francisco Bay! – and recently completed a postdoc at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.  Although Rusty’s roots are in hydrodynamics, he’s becoming ambidextrous – he’ll continue to move water around with his right hand, while making things transform, grow, produce/deplete oxygen, and excrete toxins with his left.

Phil recently finished his PhD work at Scripps/UCSD, designing and using pH and CO2 sensors for ocean measurements (motivated by ocean acidification), including attaching them to the bottom of stand-up paddle boards – that’s how they roll in San Diego.  While at Scripps, Phil also worked on the development and application of one of the XPRIZE-winning ocean pH sensors (Team DuraFET).

Follow us on Twitter for links to breaking news on Bay water quality.

  • Becky Sutton (@beckysuttonphd) keeps tabs on news relating to chemicals
    of emerging concern
  • Jay Davis (@JayDavis_ASC) tracks news relating to general
    Bay water quality.
  • @sfei_asc for general news from the San Francisco Estuary Institute
    and Aquatic Science Center.

For general questions or comments about the RMP, contact Phil Trowbridge (philt@sfei.org) or Jay Davis (jay@sfei.org).

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