San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI)

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) is a science and technology non-profit and joint-powers authority established in 1986 to help foster trust for publicly funded environmental science. The Institute spearheads scientific projects and programs that inform public agencies, NGOs, consulting groups, and the general public alike about pressing issues concerning the stewardship of California's natural resources. SFEI is best known for generating empirical scientific information to define environmental problems, advance public debate about them, and support science-based solutions that improve environmental planning and management. SFEI manages regional programs in water quality, landscape restoration, 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 and analyze data, and transform data into relevant information and understanding through expert synthesis and interpretation.

SFEI administers the Regional Monitoring Programs for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay and the Delta, through which the organization works with public agency staff, private interests, regulators, researchers, and dischargers on various projects that manage and analyze water quality data. SFEI promotes public knowledge by distributing these data publicly. The organization also undertakes multiple efforts, in close partnership with regional partners, to promote open-data initiatives.

SFEI has supported CEDEN since 2004 in partnership with the State Water Board. The organization welcomes local, regional, state, and federal collaborators who share an interest in sharing data.

Visit our website to learn more information about submitting data to CEDEN with the assistance of 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


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