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CSAS&L synthesizes and delivers Earth system data and information. We strive to accelerate research and decision making through data science, information delivery, advanced computing and biodiversity analytics.

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Date published: April 19, 2018

CDI FY18 Funded Projects Announced

The FY18 CDI Funded Projects are posted on the 2018 Projects page. Congratulations to the project teams!

Date published: October 25, 2017

New Database available: USGS Releases "Species of Greatest Conservation Need” Lists

The USGS announces the release of the Species of Greatest Conservation Need national database. The SGCN lists are part of the State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) process and identify the species most in need of conservation action in that state or territory. In total, 16,420 species have been included in the SGCN national list.

Publications

Year Published: 2018

Evaluation of biodiversity data portals based on requirement analysis

In recent years, concern about the misuse of natural resources has been increasing. It is essential to know in detail the biodiversity of an ecosystem to understand and analyze the impact of human activities on nature, as well as to promote the economic growth of a country. To achieve these goals, public and private institutions are...

Pizzigatti Corrêa, Pedro Luiz; de Moraes Batista, André Filipe; Lins da Silva, Daniel; Soares Rodrigues, Ronaldo; Frame, Mike; Morandini, Marcelo; Stanzani, Silvio; Correa, Fernando

Year Published: 2018

Promoting synergy in the innovative use of environmental data—Workshop summary

From December 2 to 4, 2015, NatureServe and the U.S. Geological Survey organized and hosted a biodiversity and ecological informatics workshop at the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. The workshop objective was to identify user-driven future directions and areas of collaboration in advanced applications of environmental data...

Hamilton, Healy; Guala, Gerald F.; Simpson, Annie
Hamilton, H., Guala, G.F., and Simpson, A., 2018, Promoting synergy in the innovative use of environmental data—Workshop summary: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1104, 52 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181104.

Year Published: 2018

Community for Data Integration 2017 annual report

The Community for Data Integration (CDI) is a group that helps members grow their expertise on all aspects of working with scientific data. The CDI’s activities advance data and information integration capabilities in the U.S. Geological Survey and in the wider Earth and biological sciences. This annual report describes the presentations,...

Hsu, Leslie; Langseth, Madison L.
Hsu, L., and Langseth, M.L., 2018, Community for Data Integration 2017 annual report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1110, 19 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181110.