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 Southwest Information Node (SWIN) includes the states of Arizona, Colorado Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Currently, SWIN provides access to biological databases involving these states and hosts information tools tailored to address the complex environmental issues of the Southwest. In the future, SWIN will link data to additional models, establish common data sets for multi-agency projects, and continue to network scientists and managers who rely on biological information. Other plans involve maintaining and updating the data in existing applications, providing access to more biological data, and developing new applications to enhance access to these data.
In the Southwest, federal resource agencies, environmental organizations, corporations, and the public need access to critical biological information to more effectively address the conflicting demands on natural resources. When fully implemented, SWIN will provide access to hundreds of biological databases and will host a suite of information tools tailored to address the complex environmental issues of the Southwest. These tools will let the users browse, model, map, simulate, forecast, interpret, and visualize biological and environmental conditions and processes.