Marine Waters

Welcome to the Marine Waters Monitoring Workgroup

Workgroup Chairs:
    Julia Bos (WA Dept. of Ecology)
    Wendi Ruef (University of Washington

PSEMP Staff Lead:


Welcome to our Marine Waters Workgroup website.  The Marine Waters workgroup is one of several technical workgroups operating under the PSEMP umbrella – with a specific focus on the inland marine waters of Puget Sound and the greater Salish Sea, including the oceanic, atmospheric, and terrestrial influences and drivers affecting the Sound.

This page provides basic information for the Marine Waters Monitoring Workgroup, including:          
  • Annual Monitoring Synthesis Reports (Puget Sound Marine Waters Overview)
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Meeting materials (agendas, notes, handouts)
  • Links to Puget Sound marine waters monitoring program websites      
Harbor Porpoises!      

Reporting data, observations, and assessment of the marine waters of Puget Sound

The 2016 report has been released!  

Meeting Schedule  


January 17   
Mar 9

Apr 6 or 7
(Hold for 2014 Marine Waters Overview Workshop!)

May 11


July 13

September 14

November 9

Past Meetings
Links to Puget Sound marine water monitoring programs.
The Department of Ecology's "Eyes Over Puget Sound" provides monthly updates and interpretations of current marine water surface conditions in Puget Sound
Home page for the Northwest Assoc of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS). Many data products, forecasts, and other useful links
The King County Marine Monitoring Program includes long-term data collection in the Central Puget Sound Basin, and includes physical, chemical, and biological parameters.
Enter the NANOOS Visualization System to locate and access marine monitoring assets in Puget Sound and across the Pacific Northwest
The BEACH Program monitors and reports on water quality conditions at swimming beaches across Puget Sound
The Department of Health's Shellfish Program classifies shellfish beds, monitors marine biotoxins, and monitors pollution in marine waters near shellfish beds.
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