The S&A section provides technical assistance and database design recommendations to the other sections within EEP. It does not maintain databases other than the EEP geodatabase. Staff within S&A work with the scientific community to develop databases to house the large quantities of technical data collected during the mitigation and monitoring process.
The S&A section is working with the Carolina Vegetation Survey to support the CVS database for vegetation data. A stream geomorphology and hydrologic monitoring database is being designed. The EEP geodatabase is a workgroup geodatabase maintained internally by S&A staff.
In addition, S&A staff provide assistance to other groups within EEP to produce queries and reports from all of EEP's databases. Staff also provide data on request to the scientific community and private firms working with EEP.
In the future, EEP expects to expand access to its databases and hopes to continue working closely with the scientific community to support research that will provide feedback to the program on best practices.