Data, Tools, and Technology

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Date published: October 18, 2016

Information Architecture

True data integration across many databases and projects requires new thinking about the design of data collection and distribution applications. Working with multiple USGS partners, the Information Science Branch researched and designed a new approach to software development and deployment that maintains function-based containers connected by web services. This component approach provides...

Contacts: Tim Kern
Date published: September 30, 2016
Status: Active

Appalachian Plateau Groundwater Availablity Study

Pennsylvanian- and Mississippian-age aquifers occupy approximately 86,000 square-miles in the Appalachian Plateaus Physiographic Province of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama. As one of several USGS Regional Groundwater Studies, the primary goal of this study is to provide a regional understanding of groundwater flow and availability in the...

Date published: September 30, 2016
Status: Active

Fairfax County Water Resources Monitoring Network

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested into the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs), with the explicit goal of improving water quality. Earlier research has demonstrated that these implemented BMPs are effective at the plot-scale and the field-scale; however, less information is available to document the effectiveness of these BMPs at the watershed scale - precisely...

Contacts: John D Jastram
Date published: September 26, 2016

Hurricane Information

Hurricanes bring destructive winds, storm surge, torrential rain, flooding, and tornadoes. A single storm can wreak havoc on coastal and inland communities and on natural areas over thousands of square miles. In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma demonstrated the devastation that hurricanes can inflict and the importance of hurricane hazards research and preparedness.

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Date published: September 19, 2016

Metro Nashville Flood Monitoring Project

Metro Nashville Flood Monitoring Project-This project monitors the Cumberland River and it's tributaries around the Nashville Metro Area. 

Date published: September 15, 2016
Status: Active

Northeast Region Coastal Science Capabilities Team

The USGS has developed significant expertise for a range of scientific disciplines required to understand and respond to the rapidly changing dynamics of coastal communities and ecosystems of the Northeast coastal region. By combining that expertise in a capability team focused on coastal issues, the USGS could provide critical new science products for supporting important management decisions...

Contacts: Peter Murdoch
Date published: August 17, 2016
Status: Active

Negotiation Skills for Natural Resource Professionals: Building a Foundation

The Fort Collins Science Center's Social and Economic Analysis (SEA) Branch has been conducting and publishing research on multi-party natural resource negotiation since the 1980s. This research has led to the development of the basic negotiation training courses. This course is a mix of lecture, hands-on training, and discussion. Please join us and other natural resource professionals facing ...

Date published: August 11, 2016
Status: Active

Users, Uses, and Value of Landsat Imagery

Since 1972, Landsat satellites have been orbiting the Earth and capturing snapshots of our planet’s ever-changing surface.

Contacts: Crista Straub
Date published: August 10, 2016
Status: Active

Case Studies of Landsat Imagery Use

Having access to Landsat imagery provides the irreplaceable opportunity to observe landscape change on a long-term and global scale. These featured case studies demonstrate the value of Landsat imagery by providing specific examples of how people around the world are using the data to answer meaningful questions.

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Contacts: Crista Straub
Date published: August 10, 2016
Status: Active

Surveys of Landsat Users

The social scientists at the Fort Collins Science Center have conducted the following three surveys that identify the users of Landsat imagery, describe the variety of applications it’s used for, and gauge the value of the data.

Contacts: Holly Miller
Date published: August 10, 2016

Landsat Imagery: A Unique Resource

The Landsat study is a project initiated by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Land Remote Sensing Program, the USGS Fort Collins Science Center’s Social and Economic Analysis (SEA) Branch is conducting a study to investigate the users, uses, and benefits of Landsat imagery. The goals of this study are to (1) identify and classify Landsat imagery users, (2) better understand the specific uses of the...

Contacts: Holly Miller
Date published: August 9, 2016

Genomics and Bioinformatics

Genetic analysis is increasingly used to understand ecosystem processes and inform conservation, management, and policy. I assist USGS researchers and their collaborators in the design, analysis, and interpretation of high-throughput genetic studies. Common applications include: detecting genes responsive to particular environmental stressors in a sentinel species or species of conservation...