Global Information Database - Sioux Falls, United Nations Environment Programme
Data Center Description
The North American node of UNEP's Global Resource Information Database (GRID), designated as GRID-Sioux Falls, is located at the EROS Data Center of the United States Geological Survey in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. GRID-Sioux Falls has been operational since 1991 and functions as a partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Since the beginning of 1998, United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and United States Forest Service (USFS) have also joined the partnership. The activities of GRiD-Sioux Falls are guided by an advisory committee with membership from several US federal agencies, representatives from Mexican and Canadian agencies, academic institutions, international scientific bodies, NGO's, UNEP, and the UN Development Programme. GRID-Sioux Falls has extensive cooperative links with a number of academic and scientific institutions within North America.