What is a Regional Node?

A regional node connects data and information specific to a region of the country, with a particular emphasis on those biological and environmental data and information needs of concern or importance to the stakeholders of the region. Regional nodes integrate the data and information holdings of multiple data holders in that region, and, in turn, support similar integration at national levels.

NBII Regional Nodes

Map of NBII Regional Nodes

The NBII consists of 12 designated regions. 9 of these regions have formally established "regional nodes" and are actively working to integrate and provide access to regional data and information.

Central Southwest / Gulf Coast (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas)
Mid-Atlantic (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia)
Mountain Prairie (Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming)
Northeast (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont)
Pacific Basin (Hawai'i, Guam, and the island nations of the Pacific)
Pacific Northwest (Idaho, Oregon, and Washington)
Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee)
Southwest (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah)

Although designated as NBII regions, the regions identified below are not yet active; however, NBII does provide access to a limited number of data and information products from these areas:

Great Lakes (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin)

NBII International Activities

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The NBII's international activities arise from a series of partnerships with complementary initiatives that seek to address formal international agreements that encourage scientific cooperation and data-sharing across a particular geographic region, from North America to the entire globe.

These activities and partnerships are highlighted in our International Activities area.

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