Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

National Coastal Condition Assessment

Environmental Protection Agency - United States of America (USA)

North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, South Pacific Ocean, Understand and beat marine pollution

The National Coastal Condition Assessment (NCCA) tracks water quality and ecological conditions in coastal waters of estuaries and the Great Lakes; it builds monitoring capacity using statistical survey designs and consistent field and laboratory protocols to estimate proportions of coastal waters in good condition for water quality, sediment quality, fish tissue contaminants and biological integrity, as well as proportions of waters with concentrations of Enterococci, microcystin and cylindrospermopsin in water, and mercury in fish fillet plug samples that exceed human-health benchmarks.

During the Decade, the NCCA will provide data collected in 2020/21, 2025, and 2030.

Start Date: 01/01/2020
End Date: 31/12/2031

Lead Contact: Hugh Sullivan (