Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center Hosts Regional Data Integration Workshop
The forum helped attendees to better understand and prioritize regional data needs.
A new consortium based at the University of Alaska Southeast and hosted by the University of Alaska brought together forty Alaskan and Canadian representatives of government, non-governmental organizations, universities and private foundations to coordinate resource data integration tools to address issues of regional importance towards a cross-boundary data management system. The gathering took place February 16-17 on the UAS Auke Lake Campus in the Glacier View Room. The forum helped attendees to better understand and prioritize regional data needs. For example, carbon modeling in Southeast Alaska necessitates Canadian data. The goal was to identify ways to gather such data and plan for cross boundary ecosystems.