Sediment Related LinksFISP Sampler Efficiency Template
ACWI Sedimentation Subcommittee
Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility
International Sediment Initiative
USGS Water Mission Area
The USGS Water Mission Area works with partners to monitor, assess, conduct targeted research, and deliver information on a wide range of water resources and conditions
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
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Federal Interagency Sedimentation Project
The Federal Interagency Sedimentation Project (FISP) was created in 1939 to unify and standardize the research and development activities of Federal agencies involved in fluvial sediment studies. The FISP has developed and approved a suite of physical sediment and water quality samplers that are available to collect accurate sediment samples. In addition to development, quality assurance, sales, and support of physical samplers, the FISP conducts and sponsors research on emerging tools and technologies for measurement and analysis of sediment properties. Recent research is often focused on indirect methods of measuring sediment characteristics with improved resolution, accuracy, and cost. FISP instrumentation and research addresses suspended sediment, bedload sediment, bed material, bed topography, and water quality. Sponsoring agencies and the public benefit from the cooperative action that leads to comparable, meaningful sediment information obtained using common instruments, standards, and procedures.
The FISP is sponsored by: