The City's Ocean Monitoring Program (OMP) collects numerous types of data as part of the regulatory permit requirements governing wastewater discharge to the Pacific Ocean through the Point Loma and South Bay ocean outfalls. All core monitoring data (benthic sediments and infauna, demersal fishes and trawled invertebrates, contaminants in fish tissues), along with data from the City's Real-Time Oceanographic Moorings and Scanfish, are (or will be) available via the City's Open Data Portal. The City's OMP data are also being submitted to CEDEN, the State Water Board's data system for surface water quality in California. New data will be posted to these sites after all data reporting requirements to the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board have been fulfilled and the data subsequently become available for public dissemination.
All data are subjected to rigorous quality control procedures before being reported to the Regional Water Quality Control Board and posted online. For more detailed information regarding quality control processes, please refer to the most recent annual Quality Assurance Report. Be advised, however, that the data are subject to modification at any time due to ongoing quality control measures. Consequently, the OMP data available online are only as current as of the date/time of the posting. It is the intended user's responsibility to periodically check back to see whether the data in question have been updated.
The OMP is administered by the Public Utilities Department's Environmental Monitoring and Technical Services Division. For questions, downloading assistance, or to request the data in an alternative format, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.