The Environmental Research Division (ERD) is a research unit of the National Marine Fisheries Service's Southwest Fisheries Science Center. The group was formed in 1969 to develop data bases and to conduct research on fishery-related effects of natural environmental variability over a broad range of scientific, management, and operational concerns of the government and the fishing industry of the United States.
In addition to its research mission, ERD distibutes environmental index products and time series data bases to cooperating researchers, taking advantage of its long association with the US Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center.
ERD is also the west coast regional site for the NOAA CoastWatch program, which provides rapid dissemination of satellite observation data to governmental, academic, commercial, and public users.
Environmental Research Division
1352 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, California 93950-2097
Voice: (831) 648-8515
Fax: (831) 648-8440