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Week of April 25, 2011

EPA’s Ocean Survey Vessel Bold 2010 Annual Report Released

EPA’s Ocean Survey Vessel Bold 2010 Annual Report Released
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the Ocean Survey Vessel Bold 2010 Annual Report, a report summarizing the surveys completed by the Ocean Survey Vessel Bold, EPA’s coastal and oceans monitoring and assessment vessel. The surveys provide scientific information and data to support EPA’s mission to protect and enhance ocean and coastal waters through a variety of programs including partnerships and regulatory activities.

In 2010, the OSV Bold supported scientific surveys over a wide variety of geographic areas, including the Atlantic Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Keys, and the Caribbean Sea. The OSV Bold provided state-of-the-art oceanographic support to EPA scientists and their federal, state, territorial, and academic partners.

The annual report highlights the Bold’s scientific survey capabilities, survey accomplishments, and the unique role the vessel plays in supporting EPA’s monitoring and assessment programs that address requirements of federal statutes such as the Clean Water Act and the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act.

For more information about EPA’s OSV Bold, visit http://water.epa.gov/type/oceb/assessmonitor/osvbold_index.cfm.


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