About the Northeast Node - picture of fall foliage

The NBII - Northeast Information Node (NIN) is a collaborative project between the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), the USGS NBII, and other regional partners (see below) , to facilitate sharing biological information from across of region. CIESIN, the lead partner for the node, is a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. The organization is uniquely designed to work at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in on-line data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment. Please use the information below to contact us with any questions or comments you may have about the Northeast Information Node.

Marcia McNiff
Node Manager
NBII National Program Office
Phone: 703-648-4078
E-mail: mmcniff@usgs.gov

Mark G. Becker
Principal Investigator
Phone: 845-365-8980
E-mail: mbecker@ciesin.columbia.edu

Our Partners
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The American Littoral Society (ALS) is a national, nonprofit, public-interest organization comprised of over 6,000 professional and amateur naturalists, with headquarters in Sandy Hook, N.J. ALS collaborated with the NBII Northeast Information Node to build the Jamaica Bay Research and Management Information Network (JBRMIN) by contributing management and recreational information, and is a member of the Jamaica Bay Task Force.
Partner Type: Non-profit Organization Partners
Node Affiliation: Northeast Node
ExpandBeacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
ExpandCity University of New York, Brooklyn College
ExpandCity University of New York, College of Staten Island
ExpandCity University of New York, Hunter College
ExpandCity University of New York, Kingsborough College
ExpandColumbia University
ExpandColumbia University, Earth Institute
ExpandColumbia University, the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation
ExpandCornell University
ExpandEcoHealth Alliance
ExpandFederal Geographic Data Committee
ExpandGaia Institute
ExpandHighlands Environmental Research Institute
ExpandHofstra University
ExpandHudson River Sloop Clearwater
ExpandInvasive Plant Atlas of New England
ExpandJamaica Bay Ecowatchers
ExpandMeadowlands Environmental Research Institute
ExpandNational Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center
ExpandNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
ExpandNational Park Service, Gateway National Recreation Area, Jamaica Bay Unit
ExpandNatural Resources Defense Council
ExpandNature Network
ExpandNew Jersey Meadowlands Commission
ExpandNew York Aquarium
ExpandNew York Botanical Garden
ExpandNew York City Audubon Society
ExpandNew York City, Borough of Queens
ExpandNew York City, Department of City Planning
ExpandNew York City, Department of Environmental Protection
ExpandNew York City, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
ExpandNew York City, Department of Parks and Recreation
ExpandNew York City, Department of Sanitation
ExpandNew York City, Department of Transportation
ExpandNew York City, Office of the Mayor
ExpandNew York Sea Grant
ExpandNew York State, Department of Environmental Conservation
ExpandNew York State, Department of State, Division of Coastal Resources
ExpandNew York/New Jersey Baykeeper
ExpandPalisades Interstate Park Commission
ExpandRegional Plan Association
ExpandRiverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation
ExpandRockland County, New York
ExpandRutgers University, Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
ExpandSt. John's University
ExpandState University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry
ExpandState University of New York, Stony Brook
ExpandTown of Hempstead, Long Island, New York
ExpandTreeBranch Network/Neighborhood Open Space Coalition/Friends of Gateway
ExpandTufts University, Center for Conservation Medicine, Seabird Ecological Assessment Network
ExpandU.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
ExpandU.S. Coast Guard
ExpandU.S. Department of Agriculture
ExpandU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ( USFWS )
ExpandU.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (USGS-PWRC)
ExpandVermont Monitoring Cooperative
ExpandWestchester County, New York
ExpandWildlife Trust

Northeast Fact Sheet

Northeast Fact Sheet

With a regional focus on the states of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, the Northeast Information Node addresses regionally important issues, including the protection of drinking water supplies; the conservation of natural landscapes critical as wildlife habitat and important to the long-term environmental health of the region; and the retention of a working landscape providing farmland and forest products, green space for outdoor recreation, and important buffer lands between urbanizing areas.

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Node Management

Marcia McNiff
Node Manager
U.S. Geological Survey

Mark Becker
Node Lead
Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University

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