Welcome to the Spiked Sediment Toxicity Database
This database is a collaborative effort of the SETAC Sediment Advisory Group (SEDAG), Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)
, and other members of the environmental science community. The goal of this effort is to increase the accessibility of sediment toxicology information to the environmental scientists, managers, and the public. The information contained in this database has been compiled from many sources, including journal articles, technical reports, and other databases. SEDAG is supporting this effort with the goal of facilitating the use of current sediment toxicity information in multiple ways, such as:
- Identifying research needs
- Improving sediment quality assessment
- Developing test methods and data interpretation tools
- Planning environmental management actions
Several query tools have been developed to allow users to explore and download information from the database.
October 2016 Database Update
The preliminary version of the database released in November 2015 has been refined and expanded. Refinements include greater standardization of descriptors used to describe the spiking method, test conditions, test organism, and sediment characteristics. In many cases, the results have been normalized to total organic carbon to facilitate comparisons. New fields have also been added to describe the level of detail contained in the study report, and standardization of the test method. Many additional records have also been added, with special emphasis on studies involving pyrethroid pesticides. Information regarding the design of the database can be found in the User Guide
. Please contact Steven Bay
for more information regarding status of the database.
Development of the database and web page was made possible by contributions from Chevron and Southern California Coastal Research Project
(SCCWRP). Database design and implementation was conducted with the assistance of Exa Data and Mapping Services
. Many thanks to members of SEDAG that provided assistance with the design and implementation of the database through conference call, data contributions, and database review.
These data have been processed and checked for quality assurance, however, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data for general or scientific purposes. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether these data are suitable for the intended use. The data have been compiled from multiple sources and consequently there are variations between studies in documentation, analytical and sampling methods, as well as data completeness.