James M Kreft
Science and Products
Standards-based Integration and Delivery of USGS and EPA STORET Biomonitoring Data via the Water Quality Data Portal
The purpose of this project was to test and develop first-generation biological data integration and retrieval capabilities for the Water Quality Portal (National Water Quality Monitoring Council, [n.d.]) using the Water Quality Exchange (WQX) data exchange standard (Environmental Information eXchange Network, 2016). The Water Quality Portal (Portal) is a significant national water data...
Water quality data for national-scale aquatic research: The Water Quality Portal
Aquatic systems are critical to food, security, and society. But, water data are collected by hundreds of research groups and organizations, many of which use nonstandard or inconsistent data descriptions and dissemination, and disparities across different types of water observation systems represent a major challenge for freshwater research. To...Read, Emily K.; Carr, Lindsay; DeCicco, Laura A.; Dugan, Hilary; Hanson, Paul C.; Hart, Julia A.; Kreft, James; Read, Jordan S.; Winslow, Luke
Progress on water data integration and distribution: a summary of select U.S. Geological Survey data systems
Critical water-resources issues ranging from flood response to water scarcity make access to integrated water information, services, tools, and models essential. Since 1995 when the first water data web pages went online, the U.S. Geological Survey has been at the forefront of water data distribution and integration. Today, real-time and...Blodgett, David L.; Lucido, Jessica M.; Kreft, James M.
New insight into California’s drought through open data
Historically unprecedented drought in California has brought water issues to the forefront of the nation’s attention. Crucial investigations that concern water policy, management, and research, in turn, require extensive information about the quality and quantity of California’s water. Unfortunately, key sources of pertinent data are...Read, Emily K.; Bucknell, Mary; Hines, Megan K.; Kreft, James M.; Lucido, Jessica M.; Read, Jordan S.; Schroedl, Carl; Sibley, David M.; Stephan, Shirley; Suftin, Ivan; Thongsavanh, Phethala; Van Den Hoek, Jamon; Walker, Jordan I.; Wernimont, Martin R; Winslow, Luke A.; Yan, Andrew N.