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Community for Data Integration (CDI)

 Highlights for Community for Data Integration: Climate and Land Use Change, Water, Core Science Systems, Ecosystems, Natural Hazards, Energy and Minerals, and Environmental Health
  • Congratulations to Fran Lightsom for receiving the 2015 CDI Leadership Award! Many thanks to Fran for her dedication to CDI and her enthusiasm over the last four years.
  • We had a great turnout for the 2015 CDI Workshop in Denver from May 11 14! Please check out the presentations and the DataBlast posters.
  • The 2015 proposal projects have been announced!
  • The USGS Science Data Lifecycle Model Open-File Report illustrates how data management activities relate to project workflows and can help ensure that USGS data are findable and preserved for access and use.

About CDI

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Community for Data Integration (CDI) represents a dynamic aggregation of multiple communities of practice, focused on the advancement of scientific data and information management and integration capabilities across the USGS and external organizations to enhance earth science research. Learn more About CDI.

Projects and Products

The CDI encourages innovative ideas across the community through working groups and seed funding for projects. Through these efforts, the CDI has produced many data integration tools, Web applications, data integration and management frameworks, and educational resources. Search for current and past CDI Products and Publications.


The CDI represents a community of scientists, data managers, data stewards, and technology developers coming together to identify solutions to ensure that scientific data are effectively hosted, adequately described, and appropriately accessible. The CDI offers many ways to participate.