In the 2012 President's Budget Request, the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is terminated. As a result, all resources, databases, tools, and applications within this web site will be removed on January 15, 2012. For more information, please refer to the NBII Program Termination page.
NBII-NIN has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to provide a WMS/WFS service for data collected in the Neversink River Watershed of Southeastern New York by The Nature Conservancy's Delaware River Basin Program.
(see Services page )
The NBII Northeast Information Node (NIN) Web site gives users—educators, resource managers, researchers, and the general public—easy
access to the data resources and analysis tools they need to better understand, utilize, and protect the environmental resources of this region.
NIN’s scope is broad: from cataloging the health of New York City’s urban ecology to helping researchers and public officials
build sustainable practices for the forests of Maine. The Center for International Earth Science Information
Network (CIESIN), a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is the lead partner for the development and management of
the node. Some of our featured partners include:
The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) MEGA-Transect Web site provides a public-accessible clearinghouse for data and information resources related
to the A.T. MEGA-Transect and the NBII-SAIN Appalachian Trail Environmental Monitoring Portal Community. Available through this site is background
information on the A.T. Community and the MEGA-Transect, project information, and data resources for various environmental and social indicators
along the Trail.
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
The Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) is an independent research group dedicated to the understanding and conservation of wildlife. VCE
biologists scale high peaks, paddle remote ponds, slog through wetlands, visit ordinary backyards, and traverse the Americas to study birds,
insects, mammals, amphibians and other wildlife. Their findings inform scientists, policy makers, and members of the public about sound
conservation goals and practices. Along the way, they involve more than 1,000 amateur “citizen scientists” from five countries to help
in their work. The Vermont Center for Ecostudies is home to the Vermont Invertebrate Database Alliance, a searchable database of invertebrate
specimens housed in various collections throughout Vermont.
The Beacon Institute
The Beacon Institute, headquartered in the City of Beacon in Dutchess County, New York, is a not-for-profit environmental research organization.
Its mission is to create and maintain a global center for scientific and technological innovation that advances research, education and
public policy regarding rivers and estuaries. The Institute is working with the NBII NIN on the development of a Hudson River Watershed
Data portal to serve as a repository and distribution center for a wide variety of information being collected on the environmental quality
and biodiversity of the watershed.
University of Connecticut at Storrs, Invasive Plant Atlas of New England
The Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE) seeks to create a comprehensive Web-accessible database of invasive and potentially invasive
plants in New England, continually updated by a network of professionals and trained volunteers. The NBII Northeast Information Node (NIN)
is working with IPANE to host their online invasive species information system.
The strategic direction of the Wildlife Trust is to improve humankind's ability to save nature and protect ecological health in a world increasingly
fragmented and dominated by humans. Internationally, the Wildlife Trust sees its most critical role in areas of the world where rapidly
growing human populations put wildlife species at great risk, and where professional resources for conservation activity are limited.
Columbia University, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC)
The principal ecology and biodiversity unit of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation
(CERC) has as its mission to prepare the next generation of environmental leaders and to find long-term solutions to combat the loss of
biological diversity and natural resource depletion, while meeting the needs of a growing worldwide human population. The NBII Northeast
Information Node (NIN) and CERC have collaborated to develop the New York Area Biodiversity Research and Conservation Database (NYBD).
Vermont Monitoring Cooperative (VMC)
The Vermont Monitoring Cooperative (VMC) serves Vermont by developing an improved understanding of long-term trends, annual conditions, and
interdisciplinary relationships between the physical, chemical, and biological components of Vermont's forests. The VMC promotes coordination
of multi-disciplinary environmental monitoring and research activities among federal, state, university, and private-sector agencies that
have common interests in the long-term health, management, and protection of our forests.
Enjoy exploring the Northeast Information Node of the NBII!
Northeast: New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Conferences of Interest
There are currently no conferences.
The NBII Program is administered by the Biological Informatics Program of the U.S. Geological Survey