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									Hardware/Software Requirements
The requirements needed to run an operational
copy of STORET for actual management of
monitoring data are listed below. To access the
                                                                                                        STO R E T
Data Warehouse, only a Web browser is needed.
                                                                                                        EPA’s repository
The minimum hardware requirements are:                                                                  for water quality,
■   Pentium II 200 MHz or equivalent processor                                                          biological, and
■   128 MB RAM                                                                                          physical data.
■   CD-ROM drive
■   300 MB free hard disk space (software only
■   2 GB free hard disk space (software and
    database installation).

The minimum software requirements are:
■   Windows 98/NT/2000/XP
■   STORET System v2.0 CD-ROM
■   Oracle Connection:
       – Database on Workstation - Personal
          Oracle v8.1.7
          - or -
       – Database on Server - Oracle Server
         v8.1.7 or higher.

User Support and Training                             Contact Information:
EPA provides training and user support for            For more information, visit the STORET Web
states and other organizations interested in          site,, or contact the
using STORET. Training sessions are scheduled         EPA STORET assistance hotline at
according to need. You can view a list of currently   1-800-424-9067, or at
scheduled trainings on the Internet at              Electronic copies of this document along with
Requests for training can be made through             many others are available online at
your EPA STORET Regional Coordinator.       
User support can be obtained by calling
1-800-424-9067 or by e-mailing                                         EPA841-F-03-007, February 2004
                                                              US EPA, MC 4503T, Washington, DC 20460
                                                       Who should use STORET?
                                                                                                                                                                               ■   Projects: The activities during which or for
                  STORET is a U.S. Environ-            STORET is a useful data management tool for                                                                                 which the data set was created.
                  mental Protection Agency             any organization that collects water quality moni-                                                                      ■   Sites: Information that identifies and describes
                 (EPA) database of ambient             toring information. Agencies and individuals can                                                                            the physical location at which monitoring
                                                       use STORET to query and access data available                                                                               occurs.
              environmental data relating to           in the national repository. STORET is a powerful
                                                                                                                                                                               ■   Samples: Water quality samples, observations,
     water quality. The original STORET                tool because it makes data collected in a geographic                                                                        and measurements; comprehensive descriptors of
     was developed in the 1960s, and today the         location by multiple agencies available in one                                                                              the event during which samples were collected
                                                       database. Organizations that enter data into                                                                                or measurements performed.
     system continues to serve as EPA’s principal
                                                       STORET maintain control by managing the data
     repository for marine, freshwater, and                                                                                                                                    ■   Results: The findings of the sampling events,
                                                       in a local copy of the database. Agencies can then
                                                                                                                                                                                   measurements, and field activities.
     biological monitoring data. STORET is             export finalized data and provide them to EPA
                                                       for inclusion in the national Data Warehouse.
     currently used by a variety of groups,                                                                                                                                    What data can be managed in STORET?
     including federal agencies, states, tribes,                                                                                                                               Data currently managed in STORET include:
     local governments, academic groups,                                                      STORET Architecture                                                              ■   More than 300,000 taxa with
                                                                                        Client A                                                            Client B
                                                                                                                                                                                   full hierachy for benthic macro-
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                                                                                                                                                                                   invertebrates, fish species, and
     organizations, and the public.
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                                                                                   Local STORET                 EPA National    Local STORET
                                                                                                                                                                               ■   Thousands of chemical parame-
                                                                                                              STORET Database                                                      ters, including dissolved oxygen,
Benefits of using STORET                                                                                                                                                           pH, salinity, and conductivity
STORET is a nationally consistent framework                                                                                                                                    ■   Physical characteristics, including measurements
for water quality data. This common framework                                            Server                                                       Server
                                                                                                                                                                                   of substrate, stream canopy, and habitat
enables users to share data across multiple organi-                                                                                                                            ■   Field sampling and monitoring methods
zations. Once data are entered into STORET,                                                                                                                                        (quantitative and qualitative)
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agencies will always have access to their data in                                                        SD                                                               SD

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STORET eliminates the need for organizations                                                                     Server

to develop and maintain separate databases for                                                                                                                                 Main components included in STORET
each type of monitoring activity. STORET is
maintained by EPA, which reduces database                                                                                                                                      ■   Data Entry Module: Interface for data to be
maintenance costs for participating agencies.                                                                                                                                      entered into STORET
                                                       Database Organization                                                                                                   ■   STORET Import Module (SIM): Module used
Other benefits include the following:
                                                       The data in STORET can be grouped into five                                                                                 to import configured data into STORET from
■   Users can generate data reports.                   main categories:                                                                                                            other databases
■   STORET supports Data Logger results.               ■   Organization: The agency responsible for                                                                            ■   Report Module: Module for generating reports
                                                           collecting and otherwise generating the data or                                                                         about the data in STORET
■   The system uses automated procedures to upload
    data into STORET.                                      for sponsoring the activity for which the data                                                                      ■   Data Warehouse: STORET data that are
                                                           set was created.                                                                                                        accessible to the public via a Web browser.

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