Nonindigenous Aquatic Species, Center for Aquatic Resource Studies, Florida Integrated Science Center, USGS, U.S. Department of the Interior
Data Center Description
Nonindigenous Aquatic Species originally started with the passage of the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Species Control and Prevention Act of 1990. The goal of the information system is to provide timely, reliable data about the presence and distribution of Nonindigenous aquatic species.
The Data Repository and Information Management uses geographic information system (GIS) technology supported by significant information management and analysis capability, and a computerized data repository to collect, analyze and disseminate information about the presence and distribution of Nonindigenous aquatic species and their effects.
Reporting and findings for the GIS will be directly presented by the Center or through intermediaries, such as university researchers, State fish and wildlife agency staff, Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service agents, and research laboratories.