A Database and Informatics Resource
A transformational, open source tool to be used by the scientific and public communities to record, archive and analyze species interaction data.
The Vision Ahead
To synthesize and synergize ecological research in the Gulf ecosystem to address questions on taxonomic and spatial scales larger than now possible.
Goals and Objectives
- Research, locate, evaluate, and obtain copies of all credible references and resources on estuarine and marine species interactions in the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem
- Create a publicly accessible species interaction database for the Gulf of Mexico providing a platform encouraging data sharing and collaborations around the Gulf
- Provide a resource enabling scientists from multiple disciplines to ask questions and seek answers previously not possible
- Create or provide access to computational tools for visualizing and analyzing the data
*Map visualization composed of elevation data from the ETOPO1 1 Arc-Minute Global Relief Model (Amante, C. and B. W. Eakins, ETOPO1 1 Arc-Minute Global Relief Model: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis. NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-24, 19 pp, March 2009). Visualization by John Andrews, (Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin) and James Gibeaut (Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.