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View In early 2011, the Alaska Regional Climate Science Center (Alaska CSC) opened as the first of eight regional Climate Science Centers. The Alaska CSC provides scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change. The CSC is hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and physically housed within the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). In addition to its relationship with UAF and UAA, the Alaska CSC has also developed strong partnerships with faculty from the University of Alaska Southeast, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the USDA Forest Service, and the National Park Service.  Together these partners provide expertise in climate science, ecology, environmental impacts  assessment , modeling, cultural impacts, and advanced information technology.  [...]   Read more...
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View The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation's offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies. Key functions of BOEM include: The Office of Strategic Resources, which is responsible for the development of the Five Year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Natural Gas Leasing Program, oversees assessments of the oil, gas and other mineral resource potential of the OCS, inventories oil and gas reserves and develops production projections, and conducts economic evaluations that ensure the receipt of fair market value by U.S. taxpayers for OCS leases. BOEM handles the actual Oil and Gas Lease Sales, along with Sand and Gravel negotiated agreements and official maps and GIS data. BOEM is responsible for offshore Renewable Energy [...]   Read more... 2012-12-18
View The California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CA LCC) is a management-science partnership created to inform and promote integrated science, natural resource management and conservation to address impacts of climate change and other stressors within and across ecosystems. California Supports diverse and thriving ecosystems through lasting cooperative conservation partnerships.   View with formatting...
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View Coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP) is one of the nine priority objectives proposed in the Interim Report of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force (Task Force) of September 10, 2009 (Interim Report). This framework for CMSP in the United States provides a definition of CMSP, identifies the reasons for engaging in CMSP, and describes its geographic scope. It articulates national CMSP goals and guiding principles that would be adhered to in CMSP efforts and the eventual development and implementation of coastal and marine spatial plans (CMS Plans). In addition, this framework describes how CMSP and CMS Plans would be regional in scope and developed cooperatively among Federal, State, tribal, local authorities, and regional governance structures, with substantial stakeholder and public input. The USGS is leveraging its ScienceBase Catalog architecture to provide a portal to USGS data of importance to the CMSP effort. This catalog provides a [...]   Read more... 2012-02-29
View The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Community for Data Integration (CDI) was established in 2009 to address data and information management issues affecting the proficiency of earth science research. The CDI provides a forum for collaboration and brainstorming by bringing together expertise from external partners and representatives across USGS who are involved in research, data management, and information technology. Through partnerships and working groups, the CDI leads the development of data management tools and practices, cyber infrastructure, collaboration tools, and training to support scientists and technology specialists throughout the project life cycle. To promote many of the innovative ideas in the community, CDI has provided funding through a proposal process that promotes activities that compliment the CDI Science Support Framework. Each year, the CDI working groups and funded projects produce innovative products and publications that [...]   Read more... 2013-08-16
View The Desert LCC encompasses portions of five states as well as portions of at least ten states in Northern Mexico. The area is topographically complex, including three different deserts (Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan), grasslands and valley bottoms, and isolated mountain ranges known as the “Sky Islands.” Elevations range from near sea level to over 10,000 ft. The richness of the topography supports equally diverse species composition and habitat for native plants, fish and wildlife species, including many endemic species that are extremely susceptible to climate change impacts. The LCC also includes several large river systems, including the lower Colorado, Gila, Rio Grande, San Pedro, and Verde Rivers. The Colorado River Basin is one of the most critical sources of water in the West.   View with formatting... 2012-02-29
View Eastern Montana Fisheries Community is using ScienceBase to document and study future streamflow and fisheries data in eastern Montana. Streams in the Northern Great Plains provide critical “green lines” of habitat for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. The fish in these streams have evolved to survive heat, cold, floods, and drought. However, changes in water quantity associated with global climate change may transform some prairie streams from essential refuges to habitats no longer capable of supporting fishes. U.S. Geological Survey researchers and their partners are studying these potential changes in stream ecosystems in the Montana portion of the northern Great Plains. The Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) loosely coupled with the RegCM3 regional climate model is being used to estimate possible changes in streamflow under future climate scenarios in eastern Montana. PRMS is a deterministic, distributed-parameter, process-based model [...]   Read more... 2013-08-06
View The sustainability of natural and cultural resources and landscapes are important to quality of life and local economies. Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) address large scale natural resource challenges that transcend political and jurisdictional boundaries and require a networked approach to conservation— holistic, collaborative, and grounded in science – to ensure the sustainability of America’s land, water, wildlife and cultural resources. The Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) is dedicated to addressing the conservation challenges of a heavily agricultural landscape that stretches across the nation’s heartland from southwest Ohio westward across to parts of eastern Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska and northward into segments of Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota. Charlie Wooley, Deputy Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Marc Miller, Director of the Illinois Department [...]   Read more...
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View The Ecosystems Mission Area, as part of their annual strategic planning exercise, collects project metadata and artifacts in a single location. This allows the Mission Area to generate a number of reports, accessed through an Ecosystems portal. The project metadata consists of USGS BASIS+ records augmented by separate cost center inputs.  
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View The Energy and Environment in the Rocky Mountain Area (EERMA) project is composed of interdisciplinary U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists working to provide land management agencies and decision makers with synthesized information and comprehensive, virtual tools to promote understanding of the trade-offs of energy development. The purpose of the Interactive Energy Atlas is to provide data and decision support tools to visualize and assess the potential effects of energy development on terrestrial/hydrological resources at multiple scales. ScienceBase is being used to compile information and serve the data to EERMA's website, including visualization application, via services. Community Home website:   View with formatting... 2012-02-29
View The STEPPE (Science Team about Energy and Prairie Pothole Environments) project is a multidiciplined collaboration of USGS scientists who are examining the effects of energy development on natural resources within the geographic extent of the Willison Basin and the Bakken Formation. We have partnered with other Federal and State Agencies to better understand the complicated interactions between environmental systems and energy development. Our approach is to combine site specific field studies focused on ecological, hydrological and surficial geological components into landscape level assessments using state-of-the-art modelling and spatial analysis. LC MAP and Science Base provides a central location to catalog data and information resources related to energy development, natural resources, and ecosystem services.   View with formatting...
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View 2012-02-29
View This is the Fort Collins Science Center Catalog and Repository space. This supports FORT science projects, IT efforts, and communications. Community Home website:   View with formatting... 2012-05-17
View ScienceBase Global context providing access to all items ScienceBase provides a data cataloging and collaborative data management platform for USGS scientists and partners. ScienceBase provides a central search and discovery application along with Web services that facilitate other applications. Research communities can set up their own virtual spaces that contain items of particular import to their work. Items are added to the ScienceBase Catalog through one of several methods:         Harvesting engines access other catalogs or more simple listings of data resources and integrate them into ScienceBase by analyzing core elements needed for query and contextualization.         Authorized users enter new items by uploading single or collected metadata records in several standard formats (e.g., ISO19139 XML metadata).         Authorized users enter new items through online forms that ease the data entry process through a robust information lookup capability. [...]   Read more... 2012-02-29
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View The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) GLRI effort is being coordinated and managed by the USGS Midwest Region in accordance with the USGS science strategy - one that is driven by cross-disciplinary integrative science and conducted in collaboration with partners to provide resource managers with the information and decision-making tools they need to help restore the Great Lakes.   View with formatting... 2014-01-27
View The USGS Great Lakes Science Center will use ScienceBase to manage information, including citations for possible dissemination and sharing via web feeds. Advancing scientific knowledge and providing scientific information for restoring, enhancing, managing, and protecting the living resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes basin ecosystem. More information available at:     View with formatting... 2012-02-29
View The Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GNLCC) encompasses over 280 million acres, includes parts of 6 states and 2 Canadian provinces, and must address issues that overlap with over 30 management and research entities. The data management framework will include options to deal with very large datasets as well as treatment of local data collection and project tracking efforts. The goal of the Landscape Conservation Cooperative process is to help resource managers address landscape-scale stressors. The issues facing these managers include habitat fragmentation, genetic isolation, spread of invasive species, and water scarcity, as well as how these issues are accelerated by climate change. Addressing these issues requires access to significant amounts of diverse and well-documented data.   View with formatting...
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View The Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GPLCC) is a partnership that provides applied science and decision support tools to assist natural resource managers in their efforts to conserve plant, fish and wildlife in the mid- and short-grass prairie of the southern Great Plains.  It is part of a national network of public-private partnerships—known as Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs)—that work collaboratively across jurisdictions and political boundaries to leverage resources and share science capacity. The Great Plains LCC identifies science priorities for the region and helps foster science that addresses these priorities, thus supporting wildlife conservation efforts throughout the Great Plains. It also assists partners in building their own capacity to address scientific challenges associated with our rapidly changing environment.   View with formatting... 2012-02-29
View Greater Platte River Basin   View with formatting... 2012-02-29
View The region within the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative (Gulf Coast Prairie LCC) faces many challenges that threaten both wildlife and their habitat within this diverse landscape. The once extensive grassland system has been impacted by urban and agricultural development. Large river systems struggle to maintain watershed integrity and base flows. Coastal systems fight the effects of reduced freshwater inflows. Other threats, such as climate change, pollution, invasive species and disease, also put a strain on native species and habitats.   2013-05-23
View The mission of the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GCPO LCC) is to define, design and deliver landscapes capable of sustaining natural and cultural resources at desired levels now and into the future.  The GCPO describes both a unique geographic region as well as a new kind of conservation partnership.  We are part of a national network of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs). LCCs are partnerships among federal agencies, regional organizations, states, tribes, NGOs, universities and others, all of whom leverage resources to define a common vision for sustaining natural resources within a region.  The GCPO LCC conducts research, develops tools that improve natural resource management, and conducts outreach.  The goal is to focus coordinated action and eliminate duplication to support shared conservation priorities across large connected areas, or landscapes.   View with formatting...
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View The ILM community includes researchers from the USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC). The ScienceBase community space will be used to catalog and aggregate important information resouces for the ILM, including data derived from associated long-term projects. Web services may be used to provide cataloged information to other applications, including websites and visualization tools.   View with formatting... 2012-11-30
View The John Wesley Powell Center for Earth System Analysis and Synthesis supports proposal driven working groups to examine some of the most pressing questions and needs for scientific synthesis across the USGS Mission Areas. Working groups are funded to work with existing data as opposed to collecting new data, and the data synthesis results of all projects are published along with journal articles and other products. ScienceBase provides the data backbone for Powell Center working groups. It is used to catalog data and information resources used by the working groups and is the repository for products coming out of the working groups. Wherever possible, new data from working groups are made part of some larger data system or collection in ScienceBase. ScienceBase is also used to publish algorithms, models, synthesized information products, and other artifacts from the research process.  
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View Piecing it all Together - Landscape Patterns Environmental Quality Analysis What key parts of the environment do we need to keep in order to have functional ecosystems? How do we measure the impact of human activities on the health of the environment? What tipping points exist that we need to avoid?   What clear themes are well established in research? A comprehensive review of research was just completed that attempts to answer these questions and more.  The report is called Landscape Patterns Environmental Quality Analysis.  Landscape pattern analysis is based on the premise that there are indispensable patterns in any landscape that, if maintained, will conserve essential landscape processes. These landscape processes, in turn, strongly influence water quality, biodiversity, and other valued environmental components. Concise pattern-based indicators and targets for environmental quality can inform cumulative effects management and sustainable [...]   Read more... 2013-12-03
View Landscape-scale Energy Action Plan (LEAP) Energy, particularly renewable energy, is one of the highest priorities of the DOI. As energy workloads increase, so do conflicts with Federal Trust Resources related to energy projects. The Mountain-Prairie Region's Landscape-scale Energy Action Plan (LEAP) is a suite of web-based tools, data, and analyses being developed in cooperation with the USGS and ECOS-IPaC. When completed, LEAP will provide project proponents, managers, and biologists with spatial data and landscape-scale vulnerability assessments for Trust Resources, project-specific Conservation Measures, and information on relevant regulatory policies. Collectively, the tools and information provided by LEAP will enable developers to make informed siting decisions earlier in the planning process, and help reduce conservation conflicts. LEAP will also enable Service personnel to perform their duties more effectively, efficiently, and with greater [...]   Read more... 2012-02-29
View WELCOME to the Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal This is the primary access to the LC MAP Data Catalog tool, powered by ScienceBase. LC MAP was originally developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in coordination with the Great Northern LCC and is broadly available for ScienceBase users to share, access, and analyze common datasets. LC MAP was developed to aid resource managers share data across partners agencies and perform intensive geospatial analysis on a landscape scale. LC MAP allows users to discover, assess, edit, analyze, and model common data themes and provides powerful geospatial analysis capabilities of ArcGIS 10 and its broad array of extensions. More information about LC MAP is available at: To access the LC MAP User Help and Training for Advanced Services, download the files attached to this item or go to LC MAP Help.   View with formatting... 2012-02-29
View International Boundary Water Commission/Comision Internacional de Limites y Agua Universidad Autónoma de Baja California U.S. Geological Survey U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Sonoran Institute University of Arizona The Minute 319 Pulse Flow community is intended to share data, both existing and to-be-collected, regarding an anticipated release of water into the lower Colorado River for ecological restoration. The community comprises government agencies, universities, and NGOs from the U.S. and Mexico. Before, during, and after the release we will be collecting data to evaluate the effect of the release on hydrology, vegetation, and habitat.   View with formatting... 2014-01-28
View MARIS is an internet-based information sharing network that allows multiple states to provide a common set of variables via a single web interface. MARIS is not a ?dataset? but rather links specific content of multiple states? datasets. MARIS does not capture all of the information from a state?s aquatic dataset ? only a subset of data collected as part of aquatic species sampling surveys. The MARIS structure was developed by a consortium of state fish and wildlife agencies and implemented through contracts with various universities. Federal agency partners have provided the core funding for developing and implementing MARIS as well as broad guidance on the content of the system.   View with formatting... 2013-06-21
View The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) is a Science Center within the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS is the science agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). NCCWSC headquarters is located at the USGS National Center in Reston, Virginia. The USGS will, through its existing scientific assets and the new DOI Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs, and Climate Science Centers (CSCs,, implement partner-driven science to improve understanding of past and present land use change, develop relevant climate and land use forecasts, and identify lands, resources, and communities that are most vulnerable to adverse impacts of change from the local to global scale. Successful adaptation to climate change will depend on access to a variety of options for effective management responses. The Department will support research and monitoring [...]   Read more... 2012-02-29
View Version 3.0 of the NFHP Data System consists of data access and visualization tools and underlying data management tools and functions. The NFHP National Assessment Results Viewer allows users to visualize the primary results reported in Through a Fish's Eye: The Status of Fish Habitats in the United States 2010 at various spatial scales. It depicts the condition of stream and coastal habitats across the country on a variety of base maps and provides one-click access to more detailed information at finer scales. The NFHP Data Theme Viewer provides a summarized look at available data by theme. Datasets are displayed to show data distribution and data density nationally, compared to available data linked to the NFHP spatial framework. The first theme to be provided is the Biological Data theme. Future priority data themes will be determined through the efforts of the National Science and Data Committee. The NFHP Data System provides streamlined data [...]   Read more... 2012-02-29
View The National Geospatial Program manages The National Map and National Atlas Geospatial public-domain data products, map products, and services. The National Map and National Atlas benefits geospatial information users throughout the Nation and are essential to the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). The NGP community in ScienceBase is being set up to support exploration of a new product metadata aggregation needs across multiple product lines. Links to these products and services are at: The National Map  -  map products such as the US Topo and Historical USGS Topograhpic maps, base data and geospatial web services National Atlas  - maps of America for everyone's use Links to NGP management Groups NGP Headquarters - provides product and services multi-year product plans and administration Board of Geographic Names  -  geographic names authority [...]   Read more... 2012-03-01
View The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is the surface water component of The National Map. The NHD is a digital vector dataset used by geographic information systems (GIS). It contains features such as lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, canals, dams and streamgages. These data are designed to be used in general mapping and in the analysis of surface-water systems. In mapping, the NHD is used with other data themes such as elevation, boundaries, and transportation to produce general reference maps. The NHD is often used by scientists using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS technologies take advantage of a rich set of attributes imbedded in the NHD to generate specialized information. These analyses are possible because the NHD contains a flow network that allows for tracing water downstream or upstream. It also uses an addressing system based on reach codes and linear referencing to link specific information about the water such as water discharge [...]   Read more... 2012-03-05
View Community established for the group working on the National Hydrologic Modeling Portal. The goal is build records for all the data, software, web services, and web sites useful to this community. Records may refer to content ScienceBase or externarlly held content. Current thinking is to limit records to resources that are national in scope where possible.   View with formatting... 2012-02-29
View The Hydrologic Systems Team (HST) provides technical support and spatial analysis for the USGS National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. The goals of the program are to assess the status and trends of water quality in the Nation's streams and aquifers and to understand how human and natural factors affect water quality and ecosystem conditions.  One of the important roles of the HST in NAWQA is to help develop datasets, models, and decision-support tools to forecast the effects of changes in climate and land use on water quality in streams and aquifers. The HST works closely with the USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics (CIDA) and with EROS Data Center to complete these tasks.   View with formatting... 2013-03-26
View This NGGDPP community organizes information in three levels below the community. Just below the Community are folders for each of the contributing agencies.  Under each of these agency folders are folders representing geological and geophysical collections registered by the contributing agency with the National Digital Catalog.  At the lowest level, under each of the collection folders are the individual item metdata records which have been uploaded by the agencies. More information about the National Digital Catalog is available at:      View with formatting...
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View The North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC) is part of a network of eight CSCs created to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change. The NC CSC is hosted by a consortium of nine institutions: Colorado State University - Fort Collins, University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Montana State University, University of Wyoming, University of Montana, Kansas State University, and Iowa State University. In addition to the host institutions, the NCCSC also includes important partner institutions. These institutions provide expertise in climate science, ecology, impacts assessment, modeling, urban environments, and advanced information technology.  This expertise is needed to deal with climate issues in the North Central US, where changes in temperature [...]   Read more...
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View The North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative is a shared management-science partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Geological Survey, states, and British Columbia, Canadian and federal resource management agencies, tribes, NGOs, universities and other entities within a geographic area.   View with formatting...
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View The Northeast CSC (NE CSC) will be part of a network of eight regional CSCs created to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change. The Northeast Climate Science Center is hosted by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and also works with a consortium of institutions: the College of Menominee Nation, Columbia University, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, Columbia, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In addition to the host and consortium institutions, the NE CSC will also collaborate with other important partner institutions. The NE CSC consortium and partners will provide expertise in climate science, ecology, impacts assessment, modeling, urban environments, and advanced information technology.  This expertise is needed to deal with [...]   Read more...
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View The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) conducts integrated research to fulfill the Department of the Interior’s responsibilities to the Nation’s natural resources. Located on 600 acres along the James River Valley near Jamestown, North Dakota, the NPWRC develops and disseminates scientific information needed to understand, conserve, and wisely manage the Nation’s biological resources. Research emphasis is primarily on midcontinental plant and animal species and ecosystems of the United States.   2014-01-30
View Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center scientists work within the Rocky Mountain regions of Montana, Wyoming, and northern Idaho, which include the diverse Greater Yellowstone and Northern Continental Divide ecosystems.   View with formatting... 2012-02-29
View This project involves a web-based application and information resource focused on ecosystems, energy, and water in northwestern Colorado.  The project will be developed and implemented in partnership with land and resource managers and will compliment ongoing and proposed work to support data and information management needs in the region.  Representative on-going efforts and entities involved include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative studies, Bureau of Land Management Rapid Ecoregional Assessments, Americas Great Outdoors Initiative, WaterSMART, Upper Colorado Endangered Fish Recovery Program, Yampa River Legacy Project, Soil Landscape Geochemistry Project, Sage Grouse State-wide Planning, Working Land for Wildlife, Yampa/White River Basin Roundtable, U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, Dinosaur National Monument, USGS Water Quality and Quantity Evaluations, Mineral and Energy [...]   Read more...
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View The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) was established in 2010 by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to address the challenges presented by climate change and climate variability in the northwestern United States. The center is a federally-led research collaboration hosted by three major universities: Oregon State University, University of Washington, and University of Idaho. Oregon State University will serve as the central location and administrative center for the NW CSC. In addition to the host institutions, the NW CSC also works with important partner institutions, including Landscape Conservation Cooperatives and tribal groups. The NW CSC receives advice and guidance from an Executive Stakeholder Advisory Committee. The NW CSC and its partner institutions provide expertise in climate science, ecology, impact assessments, modeling, urban environments, and advanced information technology.  This expertise is needed to deal with climate [...]   Read more...
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View OBIS-USA provides aggregated, interoperable biogeographic data collected primarily from U.S. waters and oceanic regions--the Arctic, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes. It provides access to datasets from state and federal agencies as well as educational and research institutions. OBIS-USA handles both specimen-based data and survey results. Survey data come from recovered archives and current research activities. The datasets document where and when species were observed or collected, bringing together marine biogeographic data that are spatially, taxonomically, and temporally comprehensive. The public OBIS-USA site ( provides actual data contents as well as summary data about what is contained in each dataset to assist users in evaluating suitability for use. Current functionality allows the user to locate, view, and aggregate the datasets and FGDC compliant metadata [...]   Read more... 2013-03-05
View Home for "Other" Projects   View with formatting... 2013-02-12
View The Pacific Coastal Fog project is an interdisciplinary, multi-organizational research group focused on developing and disseminating fog data sets relevant to natural resource manager needs.   View with formatting... 2012-10-15
View In October 2011, the Department of the Interior announced the selected location for the Department of the Interior's Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI CSC) as the University of Hawai'i, Manoa in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Along with the University of Hawai'i, Manoa, the University of Hawai'i, Hilo and the University of Guam are consortium partners for the PI CSC. The PI CSC also receives advice and guidance from a Stakeholder Advisory Council. Science priorities and projects will also be advised by a Science Implementation Panel. The PI CSC will be part of a network of eight CSCs created to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change.   View with formatting...
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View The Pacific Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative (PILCC) is one of 21 LCCs established by Secretarial Order No. 3289, which focus on on-the-ground strategic conservation efforts at the landscape level. LCCs are management-science partnerships that inform integrated resource-management actions addressing climate change and other stressors within and across landscapes.   2014-01-08
View The sustainability of natural and cultural resources and landscapes are important to quality of life and local economies. Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) address large scale natural resource challenges that transcend political and jurisdictional boundaries and require a networked approach to conservation— holistic, collaborative, and grounded in science – to ensure the sustainability of America’s land, water, wildlife and cultural resources. The Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC is dedicated to the conservation of a landscape unparalleled in importance to a vast array of unique species whose populations are in steep decline. The Plains and Prairie Potholes LCC includes three main sub-units, the Prairie Pothole Region, Northern Great Plains, and the riparian corridors of several major river systems including the Missouri, the Yellowstone and the Red River of the North. The Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape LCC is poised to provide science [...]   Read more...
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View Global climate change is putting unprecedented pressure on global croplands and their water use, vital for ensuring future food security for the world's rapidly expanding human population. The end of the green green revolution (productivity per unit of land) era has meant declining global per capita agricultural production requiring immediate policy responses to safeguard food security amidst global climate change and economic turbulence. Above all, global croplands are water guzzlers, consuming between 60-90% of all human water use. With increasing urbanization, industrialization, and other demands (e.g., bio-fuels) on water there is increasing pressure to reduce agricultural water use by producing more food from existing or even reduced: (a) areas of croplands (more crop per unit area); and (b) quantities of water (more crop per unit of water). Given this background, a critical and urgent question facing humanity in the twenty-first century is, [...]   Read more...
Categories: Data, Project
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View This community focuses on developing and implementing remote-sensing protocols that allow monitoring of spatial projections of continuous cover estimates for sagebrush rangeland habitat components to support affordable, repeated assessment of ecosystems. This work quantifies continuous cover predictions for shrubs, sagebrush, herbaceous vegetation, litter, and bare ground, as well as an estimate of overall shrub height, at multiple spatial scales across several study sites in the western U.S.   2013-03-05
View Community Catalog for demonstrations.   View with formatting... 2012-02-29
View U.S. Geological Survey - ShakeCast: a ShakeMap Response Automation System ShakeCast is an application that automatically retrieves ShakeMap data and distributes notifications and assessments to key personnel. ShakeMap scenarios can be found sorted by category within the 'Collections' tab.   View with formatting...
Categories: Data; Types: Offline Data; Tags: ShakeMap, earthquake, scenarios
View ShakeMap is a product of the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program in conjunction with regional seismic network operators. ShakeMap sites provide near-real-time maps of ground motion and shaking intensity following significant earthquakes. These maps are used by federal, state, and local organizations, both public and private, for post-earthquake response and recovery, public and scientific  information, as well as for preparedness exercises and disaster planning.   View with formatting... 2013-01-16
View On October 7, 2011, the Secretary of the Interior announced the locations selected for the Department of the Interior's South Central Regional Climate Science Center (SC CSC). The South Central CSC will be part of a network of eight CSCs created to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change.  The South Central CSC will be hosted by the University of Oklahoma with Texas Tech University, Louisiana State University, The Chickasaw Nation, The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.   View with formatting...
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View The Southeast Climate Science Center (SE CSC) was established by the Department of the Interior in 2010 to address the needs of natural and cultural partners for climate science in the Southeastern United States. Science products developed at the SE CSC will provide models of potential future climate impacts, assessments of likely impacts, and tools that can be used to inform the conservation management decisions of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) and other partners. To learn more about the collaborative effort of the SE CSC and the LCCs, please see the SE CSC & LCC Fact Sheet. The Southeast CSC is hosted by North Carolina State University (NCSU). NCSU will serve as the central location and administrative center for the SE CSC. The host institution also provides up-to-date information about SE CSC projects and programs on the NCSU Global Change Forum website. In addition to the host institution, the SE CSC also engages with several important [...]   Read more...
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View The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Southeast Ecological Science Center (SESC) is a research center that studies the biology and ecology of aquatic environments in the United States and around the world. This brochure offers a glimpse of the diverse issues addressed by SESC researchers. Founded in 2009, SESC was created to bring together scientific experts in biology and ecology throughout the Southeastern U.S. and Caribbean. The Center’s roots lie in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service research units that were brought into the USGS as the Biological Resources Division in 1994. For almost a decade, research was carried out through the USGS Florida Integrated Science Center, which cultivated an integrated approach to earth and environmental science that focused on problems facing society. The Center still supports the Department of the Interior commitment to serve communities by providing scientific information to the public. SESC [...]   Read more... 2013-11-14
View Southeast Regional Assessment Project (SERAP) will convert a suite of global models into regional climate projections and develop landscape change datasets that can be used to project the likely changes to the Southeast’s climate and ecosystems. The USGS is creating a Web-based data platform to readily share data and results from the SERAP. The platform also will host a comprehensive data library of high-resolution climate change projections for the continental United States that take into account a range of predictions. More information is available at:   View with formatting... 2012-02-29
View Protecting the nation’s natural and cultural resources and landscapes is essential to sustaining our quality of life and economy. Native fish and wildlife species depend on healthy rivers, streams, wetlands, forests, grasslands and coastal areas in order to thrive. Managing these natural and cultural resources and landscapes, however, has become increasingly complex. Land use changes and impacts such as drought, wildfire, habitat fragmentation, contaminants, pollution, invasive species, disease and a rapidly changing climate can threaten human populations as well as native species and their habitats. Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) are public-private partnerships that recognize these challenges transcend political and jurisdictional boundaries and require a more networked approach to conservation—holistic, collaborative, adaptive and grounded in science to ensure the sustainability of America's land, water, wildlife and cultural resources. [...]   Read more...
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View On October 10, 2010, the Secretary of the Interior announced the locations selected for the Department of the Interior's Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC). The SW CSC is part of a network of eight CSCs created to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change. The SW CSC is hosted by a consortium of six institutions that comprise the Southwest Climate Alliance: University of Arizona, Tucson; University of California, Davis; University of California, Los Angeles; Desert Research Institute, Reno;  University of Colorado, Boulder; and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. In addition to the host institutions, the SW CSC also includes important partner institutions. Science priorities of the SW CSC are driven by a Stakeholder Advisory Council [...]   Read more...
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View As one of the cornerstones of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Geospatial Program, The National Map is a collaborative effort among the USGS and other Federal, State, and local partners to improve and deliver topographic information for the Nation. It has many uses ranging from recreation to scientific analysis to emergency response. The National Map is easily accessible for display on the Web, as products and services, and as downloadable data. The geographic information available from The National Map includes orthoimagery (aerial photographs), elevation, geographic names, hydrography, boundaries, transportation, structures, and land cover.  
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View The Upper Colorado River Basin (UCRB) Climate Effects Network began in 2008 to focus science efforts on management questions. This multi-agency group* will: 1) Develop science questions based on input from scientists and managers. 2) Provide a website where users can access information pertinent to their needs. 3) Conduct a data gap analysis to identify science needs. 4) Seek funding for priority research needs. The UCRB initiative seeks to increase knowledge on the effects of climate change on the region and its resources. A supportive aspect of the initiative will be the assembly of the scientific data and information resources from past decades of work by USGS scientists and research partners into a cohesive and integrated information management system. The amalgamation of information resources is being coordinated with the overall data and information management work for the Climate Effects Network. * BOR, BLM, NOAA, NPS, The Nature Conservancy, [...]   Read more... 2012-02-29
View The sustainability of natural and cultural resources and landscapes are important to quality of life and local economies. Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) address large scale natural resource challenges that transcend political and jurisdictional boundaries and require a networked approach to conservation— holistic, collaborative, and grounded in science – to ensure the sustainability of America’s land, water, wildlife and cultural resources. The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC, established in 2010, is focused on a diverse range of fish, wildlife and other natural resources that transcend existing state and international borders including the Great Lakes, North America’s largest freshwater resource, coastal wetlands, boreal forests, major river systems and prairie-hardwood ecosystems. Many of these ecosystems surround heavily population urban centers. The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes LCC envisions a conservation community that while [...]   Read more... 2013-01-31
View The Aquatic Gap Program is an element of the overall USGS Gap Analysis Program, focusing on species found in coastal and inland waters. The goal of the National Aquatic GAP is to evaluate aquatic biological diversity and aquatic habitats using spatial analysis and habitat suitability models to identify gaps in species distribution and work toward more effective conservation prioritization. The Aquatic GAP analysis process, while still in progress in many regions of the United States, has already produced a large amount of modeled fish, crayfish and mussel distribution data for certain regions.  
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View Data resources of the USGS Chesapeake Bay Activities The Chesapeake Bay is our Nation's largest estuary, and the continued restoration and protection of this national resource is a priority for designated Federal and State agencies, and nongovernmental stakeholders through the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP). Given the ecologic and economic importance of the Chesapeake Bay, President Obama issued an Executive order for increased Federal leadership to restore and protect the Bay and its watershed. The USGS has the critical role to provide scientific information for the improved understanding and management of the Bay ecosystem. The USGS works with Federal, State, and academic science partners to provide research, assessment, monitoring, and modeling. The ScienceBase Virtual Catalog for USGS Chesapeake Bay Activities provides a space for project team members to catalog and search for data and information resources of importance in restoring the Chesapeake [...]   Read more... 2012-02-29
View The Gap Analysis Program (GAP) is an element of the U.S. Geological Survey. GAP helps to implement the Department of the Interior’s goals of inventory, monitoring, research, and information transfer. GAP has three primary goals: Identify conservation gaps that help keep common species common; Provide conservation information to the public so that informed resource management decisions can be made; and Facilitate the application of GAP data and analysis to specific resource management activities. To implement these goals, GAP carries out the following objectives: Map the land cover of the United States Map predicted distributions of vertebrate species for the U.S. Map the location, ownership and stewardship of protected areas Document the representation of vertebrate species and land cover types in areas managed for the long-term maintenance of biodiversity Provide this information to the public and those entities charged with land use [...]   Read more... 2013-03-07
View The USGS Hurricane Sandy Science Plan, completed in December 2012, describes continuing USGS activities with other agencies and guides continued data collection and analysis to ensure support for recovery and restoration efforts. The activities outlined in the plan are organized in five themes based on impact types and information needs. The data, information, and tools that are produced will further characterize impacts and changes, guide mitigation and restoration of impacted communities and ecosystems, inform a redevelopment strategy aimed at developing resilient coastal communities and ecosystems, improve preparedness and responsiveness to the next hurricane or similar coastal disaster, and enable improved hazard assessment, response, and recovery for future storms along the hurricane prone shoreline of the United States. USGS Hurricane Sandy data and science products will be documented, made easily accessible, and managed for long term retention. [...]   Read more... 2013-05-21
View USGS maps for download and sale The site provides access to USGS map products available for sale and download. We are making an attempt to comprehensively catalog all maps from traditional topographic quadrangles to the new National Map products, geologic maps, and specialized maps of all types. is part of the larger ScienceBase Catalog containing many other types of data and information resources. You can access the broader catalog by visiting     View with formatting... 2012-02-29
View     Welcome to the MultiHazards Project Data Portal     This portal provides a space to share external data references and new data generated for the MultiHazards Project based. Here you can find and download, as well as upload, all types of information, including spatial data, imagery, maps, and publications. The types of information currently available through this portal nclude past and present demographic, economic and infrastructure data, links to USGS publications relevant to the MultiHazards project, and links to LiDAR resources with instructions to guide you in your search.You can view and access specific categories of these data by expanding the left sidebar and clicking on the "Saved Searches" link. Community Home website:     Some data are proprietary or have distribution restrictions, which means that you must be logged in as a MultiHazards community member to gain access. If you would like to request access, [...]   Read more... 2012-02-29
View The USGS National Paleontological Database is a developing project to catalog and make available information about paleontological samples and details such as species observations by individual paleontologists. Several different databases and indexes will be aggregated to create this data resource, with ScienceBase taking on the role of original master data source for some legacy collections. The database and this ScienceBase community will be organized into various collections and sets of data based on their original sources. Items found in the community will generally be records of samples with associated details about when, how, and where they were collected along with observations made on the samples by paleontologists. The database is currently under development, and the schema for sample records and any other items that will make their way into the system are in flux. As the data model for this information firms up over the course of development, [...]   Read more...
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View The National Research Program (NRP) conducts basic and problem oriented hydrologic research in support of the mission of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Relevant hydrologic information provided by the USGS is available today to assist the Nation in solving its water problems because of a conscious decision made in years past to invest in research. The NRP is designed to encourage pursuit of a diverse agenda of research topics aimed at providing new knowledge and insights into varied and complex hydrologic processes that are not well understood. The emphasis of these research activities changes through time, reflecting the emergence of promising new areas of inquiry and the demand for new tools and techniques with which to address water-resources issues. Knowledge gained and methodologies developed in this program apply to all of the hydrologic investigations of the USGS, to the water-oriented investigations and operations of other agencies, and [...]   Read more... 2012-08-10
View The USGS Western Ecological Research Center (WERC) is a USGS science center serving California, Nevada and the greater Pacific West. Our scientists are stationed throughout California and Nevada, located at National Parks and universities, surveying and studying some of the most ecologically and economically important landscapes and coastlines in the Nation. WERC research and data priorities include endangered species monitoring, migration tracking, wildlife population genetics, sea level rise impact modeling, long-term forest trends, habitat restoration, ecology of wildfire risks, and resource-use decision maps for energy planning. Our mission is to provide Department of Interior agencies, state, local and military partners, and academia and public users with accessible, peer-reviewed science to inform resource management decisions and ecosystems conservation for the Pacific West. Learn more about WERC and read our outreach blog at   View with formatting... 2014-02-25
View The Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) promotes coordination, dissemination, and development of applied science to inform landscape level conservation, including terrestrial-marine linkages, in the face of landscape scale stressors, focusing on climate change. We invite you to review our Charter and our Operating Plan for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013. Key components of the FY12 and FY13 operating plan are also described on our "Pilot Program" webpage. The charter establishes the mission, goals and guiding principles of the LCC and describes the roles of the LCC Steering Committee, Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Community (Science/TEK), the Partnership Community and the LCC staff.   View with formatting...
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View Western Energy Citation Clearinghouse (WECC) community catalogs energy citations produced for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI; ScienceBase includes other (data, publications, maps, others) cataloged resources for the WLCI in the WLCI community. More information available at:   2012-06-22
View About the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) The Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) is a long-term science based effort to assess and enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitats at a landscape scale in southwest Wyoming, while facilitating responsible development through local collaboration and partnerships. The WLCI Data Catalog is an effort to catalog and provide access to all of the available data and information resources important to the WLCI. The Data Catalog is constructed within the USGS ScienceBase architecture. It contains information about all manner of resources from projects to publications to databases. Whenever possible, ScienceBase links to outside sources of data in a "harvesting" relationship. For instance, ScienceBase regularly harvests records directly from the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center at the University of Wyoming. Specialized searches for specific resources provide "portals" into [...]   Read more... 2012-02-29

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