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.
The Big Sky Institute at Montana State University is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to creating, applying, and communicating science-based knowledge. The BSI Ecological Informatics Lab brings together natural sciences, geographic information systems (GIS), statistics, modeling, information technology, and computational programming with a comprehensive goal of making ecological data more useful to society. BSI partners with several NBII Nodes to disseminate information and to create value-added tools for interacting with data.
About the Renewable Energy Project
Alamosa Photovoltaic Plant [Photo: National Renewable Energy Lab]
Successful and responsible development of the nation's renewable energy resources requires the availability and accessibility of objective, accurate renewable energy information and data. The NBII Renewable Energy Project (RENEW) addresses this need by focusing on scientific information related to renewable energy sources and their interaction with wildlife and the environment. The RENEW Web site provides information about renewable energy mapping products and data; potential interactions between renewable energy development and the environment; the distribution of renewable energy in the U.S.; renewable energy news; and the main types of renewable energy.
RENEW focuses on scientific
information related to renewable
energy sources and their
interaction with wildlife and
the environment. The mission of
RENEW is to integrate and provide
access to objective, accurate
information about renewable
energy and the environment for a
broad user community of resource
managers, scientists, educators, and
the general public.