The Galveston Bay Regional Monitoring Database (RMD) is an interactive portal that provides quality-assured data to support conservation and management of the Galveston Bay system. This initial release provides datasets through bulk downloads, which can be searched for and accessed through the Data Catalog or exported directly from Data Downloads. Further updates to the Galveston Bay RMD will be released on a rolling schedule to include advanced functionalities such as dynamic data downloads and web-based tools.
Data collected by federal, state, and local governments; universities; and research organizations can be downloaded for the spatial domain of the Lower Galveston Bay Watershed. Datasets included in the Galveston Bay RMD have been selected for their use as ecosystem indicators in collaboration with the Galveston Bay Estuary Program (GBEP). The available datasets describe water and sediment quality, fish and wildlife abundance, and habitat, among other key ecosystem management categories. These datasets are provided for the full period of record available (in some cases dating to the 1960s for long-term monitoring programs) unless otherwise noted.
The Galveston Bay RMD, together with the Galveston Bay Plan, supports the Galveston Bay Estuary Program, the Galveston Bay Council and its subcommittees in the conservation and management of Galveston Bay.
For a comprehensive narrative overview of Galveston Bay, explore State of the Bay: A Characterization of the Galveston Bay Ecosystem.* Banner image by Woody Woodrow, USFWS