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.


[Summary provided by UNEP.]