Data Access

Data from the System-wide Monitoring Program are available through NERRS data services. There are a few ways to access data depending on your needs, below are brief descriptions of the data access systems. More details are available at
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Data Graphing and Export System

Provides quick and easy access to monitoring station data and is recommended for most users. Includes a map-based interface, single station exports, graphing, and a current conditions display for real-time stations.





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Advanced Query System

If you are looking for water quality, meteorological and nutrient data the advanced query system can provide large amounts of data in a format that can be easily imported and manipulated for data analysis.





Real Time Monitoring application

Real Time Data Application

For a quick check on current conditions, the Real Time Data Application provides the latest data in a dashboard format. The display will update automatically with the latest information as it comes in. Available water quality stations are SFBFMWQ (First Mallard), SFBSMWQ (Second Mallard), SFBCCWQ (China Camp), SFBGCWQ (Gallinas Creek), and the available weather station is SFBRRMET (Rush Ranch).



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GIS Application

Reserve boundary, watershed boundary, and high resolution reserve habitat maps and station locations are available in ESRI and Google Earth KML files. Select the files you would like and they will immediately be emailed to you in a zip file.



Vegetation monitoring app

Vegetation Monitoring Application

Some of the our emergent vegetation monitoring data are available through the Vegetation Monitoring Application. For more complete data record, contact our Research Director.



Additional Data

Additional data collections are also available but are not online. Contact the Research Director for more information about the following data.

  • Richardson Bay water quality and meteorological station
  • Long-term records of emergent vegetation at China Camp and Rush Ranch
  • Monthly oyster recruitment on the Marin County shoreline 
  • Annual bay-wide oyster population surveys