Measure GM-1 Metadata


Most Recent Measure Description:
ACS Code:GM-1
PERS Code: 
Measure Key Words:Warning system to manage algal blooms
Measure Language:Implement integrated bi-national (U.S. and Mexican Border States) early-warning system to support State and coastal community efforts to manage harmful algal blooms (HABs).
Goal, Objective and Subobjective:2.2.6: Restore and Protect the Gulf of Mexico
Measure Type:Target
ACS Shareholder:HQ
Comments:Results are measured by the number of states that have timely access to data and information for detecting, tracking, and forecasting HAB events and their effects on public health, coastal economies, and natural resources across the Gulf of Mexico.


Type of Measure *Yes/NoFY09FY10FY11FY12
NPGYesExpand operational system to Campeche, MXExpand operational system to Campeche, MXComplete operational system in Campeche, MXComplete taxonomy training in all 6 Mexican states
Budget (target)Non/an/an/an/a
Strategic PlanNo   n/a
KPINo   n/a
ARRANo   n/a
StateGrantNon/an/an/an/a
* Note: The figures for all budget measures are targets. The figures for all the other types of measures are commitments established during the development of the National Water Program Guidance.


Office Information:
Office Lead:GMPO
Contact:Gloria Car, EPA Gulf of Mexico Program Office: car.gloria@epa.gov | (228) 688-2421


Most Recent Measure Definition (From FY2010 or FY2010, if available):
Terms and Phrases:Harmful algal blooms (HABs) cause public health advisories, halt commercial and recreational shellfish harvesting, limit recreation, exacerbate human respiratory problems, and cause fish kills. EPA is working with Mexico and the Gulf States to implement an advanced detection forecasting capability system to manage harmful algal blooms and for notifying public health managers.
Methodology for Computation of Results:U.S. and Mexico are working to expand harmful algal bloom detection capabilities. Results are measured by the number of states that have timely access to data and information for detecting, tracking, and forecasting HAB events and their effects on public health, coastal economies, and natural resources across the Gulf of Mexico.
Units:Operational systems
Universe:n/a
Baseline:n/a


Most Recent Regional Measure Results Trend Data (From FY2010 End of Year Report, if available):
Measure Results Trend DataGM-1.xls


Most Recent National Results Trend Data Chart (From FY2010 End of Year Report, if available):
Measure Results Trend Data Chart 


ACS Measure History:
Fiscal YearACS CodeMeasure Description
2012GM-1Implement integrated bi-national (U.S. and Mexican Border States) early-warning system to support State and coastal community efforts to manage harmful algal blooms (HABs).
2011GM-1Implement integrated bi-national (U.S. and Mexican Border States) early-warning system to support State and coastal community efforts to manage harmful algal blooms (HABs).
2010GM-1Implement integrated bi-national (U.S. and Mexican Border States) early-warning system to support State and coastal community efforts to manage harmful algal blooms (HABs).
2009GM-1Implement integrated bi-national (U.S. and Mexican Border States) early-warning system to support State and coastal community efforts to manage harmful algal blooms (HABs).
2008GM-1Implement integrated bi-national (U.S. and Mexican Border States) early-warning system to support State and coastal community efforts to manage harmful algal blooms (HABs).
2007GM-3Implement integrated bi-national (U.S. and Mexican Border States) early-warning system to support State and coastal community efforts to manage harmful algal blooms (HABs).
2006GM-3Implement integrated bi-national (U.S. and Mexican Border States) early-warning system to support State and coastal community efforts to manage harmful algal blooms (HABs).
2005IV-GM-3Implement integrated bi-national (U.S. and Mexican Border States) early-warning system to support State and coastal community efforts to manage harmful algal blooms (HABs).


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