Environmental toxicology data collected by the NOAA, National Ocean Service, National Centers For Coastal Ocean Science, National Status and Trends Program for monitoring contaminants in coastal United States marine water bodies from 01 Jan 1960 to 05 May 2010 (NODC Accession 0074376)

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The National Status and Trends Program is comprised of three nationwide programs: Benthic Surveillance, Mussel Watch, and Bioeffects. These programs are in place to observe estuarine and coastal waters nationwide to describe the current status and detect changes in the environmental quality using long-term, continuous monitoring. Special Studies is another program which assesses the environmental impacts of different events, such as Hurricane Katrina.

Mussel Watch is the longest continuous, nationwide contaminant monitoring program, running from 1986 to present, analyzing sediment and bivalve tissue for organic contaminants and trace metals.

Bioeffects Assessment Program has completed over 30 regional studies since 1991, studying sediment contaminants, toxicity, and the condition of benthic communities.

Benthic Surveillance monitored chemical concentrations of bottom-swelling fish and sediments, as well as biological effects of contaminant exposure. This project was discontinued in 1993.
  • Cite as: Hartwell, S. I.; US DOC/NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science > Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (2014). Environmental toxicology data collected by the NOAA, National Ocean Service, National Centers For Coastal Ocean Science, National Status and Trends Program for monitoring contaminants in coastal United States marine water bodies from 01 Jan 1960 to 05 May 2010 (NODC Accession 0074376). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1960-01-01 to 2010-05-05
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 70.5
S: 17.9034
E: -66.1766
W: 173.2541
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2014-09-15
  • revision: 2016-03-25
Edition 2.2
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Methods manuals used by the National Status and Trends Program for Marine Environmental Quality:
- The Geochemical and Environmental Research Group. 1990. NOAA Status and Trends Mussel Watch Program; Analytical Methods. Texas A&M Research Foundation.
- Lauenstein, G. G. and A. Y. Cantillo (Editors)1993. Sampling and Analytical Methods of the National Status and Trends Program, National Benthic Surveillance, and Mussel Watch Projects; 1984-1992; Volume I; Overview and Summary of Methods. Silver Spring, MD. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS ORCA 71. 157 pp.
- Lauenstein, G. G. and A. Y. Cantillo (Editors). 1998. Sampling and Analytical Methods of the National Status and Trends Program Mussel Watch Project; 1993 - 1996 Update. Silver Spring, MD. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS ORCA 130. 257 pp.
- Kimbrough, K. L., and G. G. Lauenstein (Editors). 2006. Major and Trace Element Analytical Methods of the National Status and Trends Program: 2000-2006. Silver Spring, MD. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 29, 19 pp.
- Kimbrough, K. L., G. G. Lauenstein and W. E. Johnson (Editors). 2006. Organic Contaminant Analytical Methods of the National Status and Trends Program: Update 2000-2006. Silver Spring, MD. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 30. 137 pp.
- McDonald, S. J., D. S. Frank, J. A. Ramirez, B. Wang, and J. M. Brooks. 2006. Ancillary Methods of the National Status and Trends Program: 2000-2006 Update. Silver Spring, MD. NOAA Technical Memorandums NOS NCCOS 28. 17 pp.

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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Hartwell, S. I.; US DOC/NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science > Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (2014). Environmental toxicology data collected by the NOAA, National Ocean Service, National Centers For Coastal Ocean Science, National Status and Trends Program for monitoring contaminants in coastal United States marine water bodies from 01 Jan 1960 to 05 May 2010 (NODC Accession 0074376). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > ANIMAL SCIENCE > ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Chemical Meters/Analyzers > GAS CHROMATOGRAPHS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > GULF OF ALASKA
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • NS&T > National Status and Trends Program
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Hartwell, S. I.; US DOC/NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science > Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (2014). Environmental toxicology data collected by the NOAA, National Ocean Service, National Centers For Coastal Ocean Science, National Status and Trends Program for monitoring contaminants in coastal United States marine water bodies from 01 Jan 1960 to 05 May 2010 (NODC Accession 0074376). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2014-09-15T12:12:10 - NCEI Accession 0074376 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-03-25T16:08:32 - NCEI Accession 0074376 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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Instrument
  • biota surveys
  • chromatograph
  • laboratory analysis
  • mass spectrometer
Last Modified: 2017-10-20T17:33:26
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