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Derek Roberts, PhD

Environmental Scientist
Clean Water Program

Derek Roberts is an environmental scientist in the Clean Water program at SFEI. He is primarily focused on leveraging data from SFEI's moored sensor program to understand hydrodynamics and nutrient cycling in San Francisco Bay. Derek received his B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan then worked as a secondary school physics teacher in Mozambique. He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. at UC Davis where he developed a distributed sensor network at the perimeter of Lake Tahoe as a tool for understanding physical drivers of nearshore water quality.

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RMP Update (Project)

The Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay is an innovative collaboration of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, the regulated discharger community, and the San Francisco Estuary Institute. It provides water quality regulators with the information they need to manage the Bay effectively. The RMP produces two types of summary reports: The Pulse of the Bay and the RMP Update. The Pulse focuses on Bay water quality and summarizes information from all sources.