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NASWeb API Web Services Access to the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database


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The national Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Database Program serves as a repository for geo-referenced occurrence data on introduced aquatic organisms across the nation. The NAS Program, including the database and website (, is a well-known resource and has been widely referenced in peer reviewed literature, agency reports, state and national management plans, news articles and other locations. Access to NAS occurrence data is currently restricted to three channels: directly through the NAS website (primarily single occurrence records and species distribution maps), distributed databases (e.g, GBIF, BISON), and custom data queries directly through NAS program staff. The goal of this project is to design, [...]

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Provide direct access 160,000 NAS observations through web services to support open reusable data

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