DataONE welcomes the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) as the 26th Member Node to join the federation. GLEON, an international grassroots network of people, lakes, and data, was founded in 2005. GLEON limnologists, ecologists, information technology experts, and engineers conduct innovative science by sharing and interpreting high-resolution sensor data to understand, predict, and communicate the role and response of lakes in a changing global environment. The 117 million lakes and reservoirs on the planet provide drinking water, food, recreation, pollution mitigation, fish and wildlife habitat, irrigation, carbon sequestration, and a host of other ecosystem services. Yet increasingly, their ability to provide these services is under stress. Better understanding of lake ecosystems is essential for sustaining these resources into the future.
As GLEON’s partners submit data to the repository, that data will become available via its DataONE Member Node to other researchers, enabling richer scientific discovery.
More information about GLEON and other DataONE Member Nodes can be found at http://www.dataone.org/current-member-nodes.
About DataONE: DataONE enables universal access to data and also facilitates researchers in fulfilling their need for data management by providing secure and permanent access to their data. DataONE offers the scientific community a suite of tools and training materials that cover all aspects of the data life cycle from data collection, to management, analysis and publication.
About GLEON: GLEON is primarily a network of people with more than 500 members in 50+ countries and growing rapidly. About 30 percent of the members are students who belong to the GLEON Student Association (GSA), a vital part of the global network. GLEON is a network of lakes with more than 60 lake observatories across six continents. GLEON is also a network of data, including high frequency data gathered from sensors mounted on research buoys that are deployed in lakes across the globe. GLEON is the leading organization devoted to the study of lakes and reservoirs, and serves as a model for bottom-up international research collaboration.