San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI)

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) is a science organization established in 1986 to help coordinate publicly funded environmental science for the San Francisco Estuary and its watersheds. The Institute was founded to inform public debate about stewardship of the Bay Area's natural resources. SFEI is best known for generating empirical scientific information to define environmental problems, advance public debate about them, and support consensus-based solutions that improve environmental planning and management. SFEI manages regional programs in conservation biology, historical ecology, contaminant research and monitoring, watershed science, wetland science, and environmental informatics. These programs work together to develop methods of environmental monitoring and assessment, conduct baseline assessments, build environmental science capacity in other organizations, manage data, and transform data into relevant information and understanding through expert synthesis and interpretation.

SFEI works with agency staff, regulators, scientists, and dischargers on various projects that manage and analyze chemistry and toxicity concentrations in water, sediment, and tissue samples (including sportfish, bird eggs, transplanted bivalves, and biosentinel species). These data will all be made available through the CEDEN system for use in larger scale statewide comparisons and modeling efforts.

Visit our website to learn more information about submitting data to the SFEI Data Center.

Contact Agency

San Francisco Estuary Institute

Contact Person

Data Manager

Contact Number

(510) 746-7334


San Francisco Estuary Institute
4911 Central Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
phone | 510.746.7334
fax | 510.746.7300


State Water Resources Control Board 1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95814
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