Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP)

Metadata Updated: December 3, 2020

The Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) was a national research program run by EPA’s Office of Research and Development from 1990 to 2008 to develop the tools necessary to monitor and assess the status and trends of national ecological resources. Initially, resources included estuaries and coastal waters, wadeable streams, lakes, wetlands, forests, agroecosystems, arid areas, and landscape ecology. Later, this was narrowed down to just the aquatic resources. EMAP collected field data from 1990 to 2006. EMAP's goal was to develop the scientific understanding for translating environmental monitoring data from multiple spatial and temporal scales into assessments of current ecological condition and forecasts of future risks to our natural resources. EMAP aimed to advance the science of ecological monitoring and ecological risk assessment, guide national monitoring with improved scientific understanding of ecosystem integrity and dynamics, and demonstrate multi-agency monitoring through large regional projects. EMAP developed indicators to monitor the condition of ecological resources. EMAP also investigated designs that addressed the acquisition, aggregation, and analysis of multiscale and multitier data. Monitoring of the nation’s aquatic resources is now being routinely conducted by the National Aquatic Resource Surveys, run by EPA’s Office of Water.

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Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from ORD Non-Geo Records

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier 40C37FCC-7D79-4FD6-BDBF-29127BD9B606
Data First Published 2006-12-31
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2008-06-30
Category monitoring, estuaries, coastal waters, streams, lakes, wetlands
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 020:00
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Metadata Catalog ID https://edg.epa.gov/data/Public/ORD/metadata/ORD.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Data Quality True
Data Dictionary Type text/csv
License http://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.html
Program Code 020:079
Related Documents https://archive.epa.gov/emap/archive-emap/web/html/index.html
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 27a3ea23aac86f59e03994e69fccfd349d58f891
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial USA
Temporal 1990/2006

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