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Enabling Discovery and Access to USGS Great Lakes Scientific Data Through Web-Based Applications


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Description of Work U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will provide easily accessible, centrally located, USGS biological, water resources, geological, and geospatial datasets for Great Lakes basin restoration activities coordinated with GLOS. Managers, partners and the public will be able to readily access this information in usable interactive formats to help plan and implement restoration activities. Building tools and infrastructure to support standard data access, efficient data discovery and dynamic mapping of watersheds and their hydrologic properties. Developing decision support tools to enhance scientific investigation or disseminate project findings, for example integrating hydrologic models with real-time data streams in order [...]

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Principal Investigator :
Jessica M Lucido
Associate Project Chief :
Morgan A Schneider
Contact :
David L Blodgett
Cooperator/Partner :
Great Lakes Observation System, Wisconsin Internet Mapping (WiM)
Lead Organization :
Center for Integrated Data Analytics (CIDA)

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An environmental baseline, mechanisms to test and prioritize restoration investments and tools to measure environmental improvements are critical for planning and understanding the success of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). Complexity of the Great Lakes ecosystem and the number of partner agencies and organizations monitoring and modeling components of the Great Lakes system requires a robust and comprehensive data integration framework. The USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics (CIDA) is working with other GLRI partners to develop and implement a GLRI Data Network that will provide efficient access to information collected throughout GLRI. By integrating multidisciplinary monitoring data and computer models that encompass the watershed, airshed, nearshore and deepwater environments of the Great Lakes, the GLRI Data Network will enable policy makers to plan and evaluate restoration activities based on science that holistically represents the Great Lakes system.

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