For more information about MPSL-MLML and our services, please contact Marco Sigala via phone or email.
The MPSL-MLML Help Desk phone line acts as an information resource and assists participants in submitting projects to MPSL-MLML. Information regarding program-compatible database formats, management guidelines, and quality assurance systems is available.
Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory - Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
7544 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Phone: 831-771-xxxx, where xxxx is the 4-digit extension you see listed
Email: ####@mlml.calstate.edu, where #### is the email name you see listed
Marco provides expertise at MPSL-MLML in study design, field sampling, project logistics and coordination, GIS mapping, and database management with an emphasis on habitat and taxonomy data. He graduated from the University of California San Diego in 1997 with a B.S. in Biology and with a Master's degree in Marine and Estuarine Sciences from the University of Maryland in 2000. His research focused on estuarine benthic communities and larval recruitment.
Stacey Swenson has 27 years of experience in the quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) of environmental data, which includes extracting and analyzing data in an EPA Superfund lab, and then later in her career, interpreting and validating data while working at a 3rd party data validation consulting firm. She has incorporated these QA/QC skills (e.g., analytical chemistry analyses, verification, validation, report writing, and environmental QC protocols) to the database management QA program. She developed both the data verification and validation processes that are currently in use for the Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) including the processes that are used for SWAMP’s Bioaccumulation Oversight Group (BOG) data to determine fish advisories for human health for the state. She is the project manager for the MPSL-MLML Regional Data Center including the data vocabulary review lead ensuring comparability between various entities providing environmental data sets to the California Environmental Data Exchange Network (CEDEN).
George is currently a project assistant for MPSL-MLML. George received his A.A. Degree in Computer Information Systems - Systems Programming in 1994 from De Anza College in Cupertino, CA. He also received an A.S. Degree in Marine Science and Technology in 2004 from Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, CA. Prior to joining MPSL-MLML, he worked for 18 years in the software technical support industry. One of his crowning achievements is a marine technician internship aboard the Research Vessel Seward Johnson in the Sargasso Sea.
Cassandra Lamerdin has wide ranging scientific expertise in the fields of both Marine and Environmental Sciences. Four large scale monitoring programs she has participated in were Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP, 2001-2015), the CA Bay Protection Toxic Cleanup Program (BPTCP, 1992-1998), California's portion of EPA's Coastal Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP, 1999-2002) and inventorying California's Invasive Species in marine and inland harbor environments (2000-2002). Cassandra was the lead on creating and coordinating the data management efforts for SWAMP. She led the Data Management Team at MPSL in building a successful data management system (MS Access and SQL) which was able to organize information in a comparable manner of known and documented quality. Cassandra received her Master's Degree in 1996 from Moss Landing Marine Labs working in the Phycology Lab with Dr. Michael S. Foster. Before MLML, Cassandra attended Long Island University, Southampton College for her undergraduate degree.
William Hagan has over two decades of experience in environmental science. He began his career as a chemist specializing in the analysis and speciation of ultra-trace metals in a variety of environmental matrices. He then transitioned into quality management in the private sector before joining the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory in 2005. Will has partnered with the State Water Resources Control Board (Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program, California Integrated Water Quality System), the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Office of Water, Office of Spill Prevention and Response), several Regional Water Quality Control Boards, the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, and numerous other public, private, and non-profit organizations.
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|Stewart Lamerdin||Alex Culley||Allison Myers||Aurora Alifano|
|Cassandra Lamerdin||Carrie Bretz||Jennifer Hughes||Kim Quaranta|
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