The Environmental Data Initiative is an NSF-funded project meant to accelerate curation and archive of environmental data, emphasizing data from projects funded by the NSF DEB. Programs served include Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB), Organization for Biological Field Stations (OBFS), Macrosystems Biology (MSB), and Long Term Ecological Research (LTER).
Point-count bird censusing: long-term monitoring of bird abundance and diversity in central Arizona-Phoenix, ongoing since 2000. Bateman H., Childers, D., Katti, M., Shochat, E. and P. Warren. 2017. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/d6f29d5aba5b22c65b0656c86214958a. Over the past half-century, the greater Phoenix metropolitan area (GPMA) has been one of the fastest growing regions in the US, experiencing rapid urban… Continue reading Featured Data Contribution
EDI is now an official voting member of the EarthCube Council of Data Facilities (along with the Arctic Data Center and DataONE).
The Environmental Data Initiative is now on YouTube! Stop by for past tutorials and discussions on information management in the environmental sciences here.
EDI’s newsletter for September 2017 has been sent to our email subscribers. It can also be found here.
EDI’s newsletter for July and August 2017 has been sent to our email subscribers. It can also be found here.
EDI is now on the list of recognized data repositories for Nature for the category of “Earth and environmental sciences”. For a complete list of Nature’s recommended data repositories, please see here.