Michael Goodchild at GeoWeb 2008.
The Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN) is a mechanism for sharing invasive species information across the planet. The program provides a framework for information management and data exchange, as well as access to data models and other useful resources. Scientists can use GISIN to search for useful data on the occurrence of invasive species across the globe.
Within the last month, forest plot data from Amazonian Peru has been made publicly available www.forestplots.net. The forest plots database is intended to be a permanent repository for forest inventory data. The database promotes data sharing among the scientific community, and provides access to publicly available forest inventory data.
…from Scientific American, scientists at Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the U.S. Geological Survey have produced a set of maps showing rocks in the United States that are known to soak up CO2. More study is needed, but scientists hope that some day such rocks could be be coaxed to absorb carbon dioxide and possibly slow global climate change.