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North American Encyclopedia of Life. Web-based resource to enable federal data usage, integration, decision making, and research in the areas of climate change, invasive species, and ecosystems management. Participants. US Geological Survey (USGS)

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north american encyclopedia of life

North AmericanEncyclopedia of Life

Web-based resource to enable federal data usage, integration, decision making, and research in the areas of climate change, invasive species, and ecosystems management.

participants
Participants
  • US Geological Survey (USGS)
    • National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
  • NASA
  • Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL)
  • Smithsonian Institution
    • Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
initial study areas goals
Initial Study Areas & Goals
  • Prototype will focus on the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay regions to support use cases for:
    • Invasive species
    • Climate change
  • Provide additional data to http://www.data.gov
potential naeol datasets
Potential NAEOL Datasets
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System
  • EPA Datasets:
    • Watershed boundaries, wetlands, stream segments, water quality, air quality
  • NASA Datasets:
    • land cover type, gross primary productivity, vegetation indices, land surface temperature, fire, etc..
  • Smithsonian:
    • Chesapeake Bay watershed environmental and ecological data
    • Collections
  • USGS NBII
    • US mirror to GBIF
    • GAP species distributions
    • GAP Protected Areas
    • Global Invasive Species DB
current status
Current Status
  • Working group has been established
  • DNS is being registered (http://naeol.gov)
  • EPA has Google Earth Enterprise application up and running for geospatial data
  • Site to be hosted at NBII
  • Developing Use Cases
next steps
Next Steps
  • Continue convening the working groups
  • Finalize on content management system
  • Continue delivery of geospatial datasets to EPA for installation on the Google Earth Enterprise (i.e. fusing vs. web-services)
  • Develop species mashup capability
  • Identify available web-services and enable
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