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NOAA's National Status and Trends

NS&T is comprised of three nationwide programs, Benthic Surveillance, Mussel Watch and Bioeffects that are designed to describe the current status of, and detect changes in, the environmental quality of our nation's estuarine and coastal waters through environmental monitoring, assessment and related research. In addition, NS&T has also completed special studies designed to help assess the environmental impacts of various events. Benthic Surveillance was discontinued in 1993. The other programs are still active.

View our NS&T Data Tool to download data by geographical location.

View our NS&T Data Page to download data by study or program.

For more information about downloading data, please contact Felipe Arzayus (MAB Branch Chief).