2003 Progress Report: Integration and Coordination for STARMAP

EPA Grant Number: R829095C005
Subproject: this is subproject number 005 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R829095
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Space-Time Aquatic Resources Modeling and Analysis Program (STARMAP)
Center Director: Urquhart, N. Scott
Title: Integration and Coordination for STARMAP
Investigators: Urquhart, N. Scott , Davis, Richard A. , Stevens, Don L.
Institution: Colorado State University , Oregon State University
EPA Project Officer: Hiscock, Michael
Project Period: October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2006
Project Period Covered by this Report: October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003
RFA: Research Program on Statistical Survey Design and Analysis for Aquatic Resources (2001) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Aquatic Ecosystems , Ecological Indicators/Assessment/Restoration , Water and Watersheds , Water , Ecosystems


The objective of this research project is to obtain appropriate personnel, data and equipment in a timely fashion so that the other projects can pursue their respective lines of endeavor with a minimum of administrative distraction.

Progress Summary:

The Director monitored the progress of subprojects 1-4, including oversight of their budgets, staffing and coordination; planned and implemented subcontracts to Oregon State University; assembled and submitted quarterly and annual reports; and coordinated various matters with the Oregon State University Program (DAMARS), the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, and with the Space-Time Aquatic Resources Modeling and Analysis Program’s (STARMAP) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Project Officer. The Director assisted in completion of a subcontract with Water Quality Technology, Inc.

Don Stevens, partially supported by this project, organized the Second Annual Conference on Statistical Survey Design and Analysis For Aquatic Resources, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR August 11-12, 2003. The STARMAP Director also actively participated in its planning, especially in organizing a pre-conference visits to the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program sampling sites for students and post-doctoral fellows in both programs.

The Director initiated contact between Alix Gitelman, funded by STARMAP at Oregon State University, and Kenneth Reckhow of Duke University and the North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute. This has led to what appears likely to be a substantial continuing interaction.

Future Activities:

The Director will continue to: monitor the progress of subprojects 1 - 4 and their coordination; monitor the progress of subcontracts to Oregon State University and the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project; and coordinate the Program’s activities with various parties. He will prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports to the EPA Project Officer as well as maintain and expand the STARMAP web site.

The Director will facilitate development of subcontract relations with young statisticians at other institutions as an alternative to scarce post-doctoral fellows.

The Director is serving as the Program Chair for the Graybill Conference, June 16-18, 2004, at Colorado State University. The Director will organize and plan the Third Annual Conference on Statistical Survey Design and Analysis For Aquatic Resources, scheduled for Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, September 10-11, 2004. The Director is organizing the statistical/sampling component for the Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium, Denver, CO, September 20-24, 2004.

Journal Articles:

No journal articles submitted with this report: View all 3 publications for this subproject

Supplemental Keywords:

latent processes, Matern covariance function, model selection, remote sensing, sampling design, path analysis, kernel regression, thin plate splines, small area estimation, geographic information system, GIS, tessellation stratified sampling, water quality, land cover, land use, accuracy, precision, outreach, distance learning, web-based learning, needs-based instruction, accommodating cultural differences, management, efficiency,, RFA, Scientific Discipline, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, Aquatic Ecosystems & Estuarine Research, Aquatic Ecosystem, Environmental Monitoring, EMAP, ecosystem monitoring, spatial and temporal modeling, outreach and training, aquatic ecosystems, water quality, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program, modeling ecosystems, STARMAP

Relevant Websites:

http://www.stat.colostate.edu/starmap Exit
http://oregonstate.edu/dept/statistics/epa_program/meeting.html Exit

Progress and Final Reports:

Original Abstract
  • 2002
  • 2004 Progress Report
  • 2005 Progress Report
  • Final

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R829095    Space-Time Aquatic Resources Modeling and Analysis Program (STARMAP)

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R829095C001 Combining Environmental Data Sets
    R829095C002 Local Inferences from Aquatic Studies
    R829095C003 Development and Evaluation of Aquatic Indicators
    R829095C004 Extension of Expertise on Design and Analysis to States and Tribes
    R829095C005 Integration and Coordination for STARMAP