The Alaska Science Catalog is sponsored by the University of Alaska EPSCoR program and is being developed by the University of Alaska-Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA). ASC is based on a distributed system of Catalog implementations that provides support for specific groups of users. Member Catalogs include the North Slope Science Initiative, EPSCoR, Alaska Energy Authority, Arctic LCC, Southeast GIS Library, Southcentral Alaska Science Catalog and the Geographic Information Network of Alaska. ASC ties together records from each of these individual Catalogs and serves as a one-stop location to search for scientific and geospatial data, reports, maps, documents, and projects within the entire Catalog system.
The Southeast Alaska GIS Library is a cooperative project sponsored by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, the Geographic Information Network of Alaska, The Nature Conservancy of Alaska, the National Marine Fisheries Service of NOAA, the US Forest Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the US Geological Survey and the University of Alaska Southeast.
Our goal is to promote the use of regional geospatial data and applications to further research and improve management of public resources in Southeast Alaska. The GIS Library provides a framework for coordinating the acquisition and sharing of spatial data between the public, researchers, educators, and managers. It also provides a forum for discussing regional data standards, future data needs, and opportunities for collaboration.
The North Pacific LCC Conservation Planning Atlas is a data discovery, visualization, and analytical platform for stakeholders throughout the NPLCC area. With the CPA you can search for spatial datasets, visualize NPLCC supported projects, and learn more about landscape scale conservation science and design in the region. It is a resource for multiple agencies and organizations engaging in landscape scale conservation within the North Pacific region.
- Sensor feeds, operational oceanographic and atmospheric models, and satellite observations;
- Monitoring and research studies covering oceanography, plankton, fish, marine bird and mammals; and
- Research programs including Gulf Watch Alaska and historic studies funded by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.
The data are provided in two formats: one is a catalog showing a listing of available data sets; the other is an interactive map that allows users to view data from the region. When available, metadata are provided with each file with specific study and contact information.