EPA Science Inventory

EnviroAtlas: Incorporation of EnviroAtlas as a Major Component of EcoInforma

Citation:

Neale, A., L. Jackson, M. Mehaffey, AND R. Moore. EnviroAtlas: Incorporation of EnviroAtlas as a Major Component of EcoInforma. US EPA Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC, 2015.

Description:

EnviroAtlas is a collection of interactive tools and resources that help inform decision-making and allow users to explore the many benefits people receive from nature, often referred to as ecosystem services. EnviroAtlas was publicly released in May 2014. Ecoinformatics-based Open Resources and Machine Accessibility (EcoINFORMA) is an initiative recommended by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in their 2011 report to the President on Sustaining Environmental Capital: Protecting Society and the Economy. This initiative is aimed at sustainably expanding the availability and interoperability of Federal and non-Federal biodiversity, ecosystems, and ecosystem services information for use by researchers, the public, and government decision-makers. EcoINFORMA implementation is proceeding under the guidance of the Biodiversity and Ecosystems (BioEco) Informatics Working Group, a working group of the Subcommittee on Ecological Systems (SES) under the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability (CENRS). The EnviroAtlas Team worked with BioEco to ensure EnviroAtlas resources would be compatible with EcoINFORMA.

Purpose/Objective:

Incorporation of EnviroAtlas into EcoInforma Website

URLs/Downloads:

NEALE ORD-012135 TRANSMITTAL ENVIROATLAS ECOINFORMA.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 80.401 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (DATA/DATABASE)
Completion Date: 04/13/2015
Record Last Revised: 05/19/2015
Record Created: 04/13/2015
Record Released: 04/13/2015
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 307607

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIVISION

LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY BRANCH