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Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS) emphasizes a science data lifecycle approach to Earth systems 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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Gap Analysis Project Species Viewer

Gap Analysis Project Species Viewer

The Gap Analysis Project Species Viewer is focused on providing access to species range maps and predicted habitat distribution models for species within the continental U.S. through an interactive map, allowing the user to explore the data.

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Hawaii Waterfalls Linked to the National Hydrography Datasets

Hawaii Waterfalls Linked to the National Hydrography Datasets

Waterfall locations and estimated waterfall heights on five of the main Hawaiian Islands linked the NHD. Knowing waterfall locations and characteristics can aide in understanding species distributions and migration patterns across stream networks.

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Comprehensive List of Non-Native Species in AK-HI-L48, V2.0

Comprehensive List of Non-Native Species in AK-HI-L48, V2.0

A compilation and analysis of authoritative assertions of the nonindigenous status of taxa in Alaska, Hawaii, and the conterminous United States of America.

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News

Date published: September 16, 2021

Analysis of Updated USGS Database Finds Increase in America’s Lands and Waters Managed for Biodiversity

The analysis was made possible by PAD-US 2.1, the most complete geospatial database of U.S. parks and protected areas ever assembled

Date published: August 3, 2021

August 11, 2021 CDI Monthly Meeting

The August 2021 Monthly Virtual Meeting will feature a presentation on hazardous substance data and a CDI pop-up lab on communicating about data.

Date published: June 25, 2021

July 14, 2021 CDI Monthly Meeting

The July 2021 Monthly Virtual Meeting will feature presentations on FAIR geophysical data and lessons for developing decision support tools.

Publications

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Year Published: 2021

Data management and interactive visualizations for the evolving marine biodiversity observation network

Assessing the current state of and predicting change in the ocean’s biological and ecosystem resources requires observations and research to safeguard these valuable public assets. The Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) partnered with the Global Ocean Observing System Biology and Ecosystems Panel and the Ocean Biodiversity Information...

Benson, Abigail; Murray, Tylar; Canonico, Gabrielle; Montes, Enrique; Muller-Karger, Frank; Kavanaugh, Maria T.; Trinanes, Joaquin; deWitt, Lynn M.

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Year Published: 2021

Applying biodiversity metrics as surrogates to a habitat conservation plan

Unabated urbanization has led to environmental degradation and subsequent biodiversity loss across the globe. As an outcome of unmitigated land use, multi-jurisdictional agencies have developed land use plans that attempt to protect threatened or endangered species across selected areas by which some trade-offs between harm to species and...

Boykin, Kenneth G.; Kepner, William G.; McKerrow, Alexa J.

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Year Published: 2021

Leveraging existing technology: Developing a trusted digital repository for the U.S. Geological Survey

As Federal Government agencies in the United States pivot to increase access to scientific data (Sheehan, 2016), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has made substantial progress (Kriesberg et al., 2017). USGS authors are required to make federally funded data publicly available in an approved data repository (USGS, 2016b). This type of public data...

Hutchison, Vivian B.; Norkin, Tamar; Langseth, Madison; Ignizio, Drew; Zolly, Lisa; McClees-Funinan, Ricardo; Liford, Amanda N.