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Title: Establishment of the Northeast Coastal Watershed Geospatial Data Network (NECWGDN)

The goals of NECWGDN were to establish integrated geospatial databases that interfaced with existing open-source (water.html) environmental data server technologies (e.g., HydroDesktop) and included ecological and human data to enable evaluation, prediction, and adaptation in coastal environments to climate- and human-induced threats to the coastal marine resources within the Gulf of Maine. We have completed the development and testing of a "test bed" architecture that is compatible with HydroDesktop and have identified key metadata structures that will enable seamless integration and delivery of environmental, ecological, and human data as well as models to predict threats to end-users. Uniquely this database integrates point as well as model data and so offers capacities to end-users that are unique among databases. Future efforts will focus on the development of integrated environmental-human dimension models that can serve, in near real time, visualizations of threats to coastal resources and habitats.
  1. University of Massachusetts Boston
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Report Number(s):
Technical Report
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
University of Massachusetts Boston
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States