DataONE gains a new partner as the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN) becomes a Member Node. The USA National Phenology Network serves science and society by promoting broad understanding of plant and animal phenology and its relationship with environmental change. The USA-NPN will deliver phenology data from its Nature’s Notebook program collected at 2,000 sites across the United States from 2009 through 2012, through the DataONE infrastructure.
The USA-NPN is enthusiastic to join DataONE, both to improve access to the data resources it generates, as well as to contribute to a community effort to improve the standards and infrastructure supporting data access, use and ultimately, improved decision-making.
As one of 17 Member Nodes currently participating in DataONE, the USA-NPN complements the other Member Nodes supporting the DataONE mission to Enable new science and knowledge creation through universal access to data about life on earth and the environment that sustains it. The USA-NPN will provide DataONE users with additional data about the timing of plant and animal life cycle events, including data collected at ecological research stations and by citizen scientist observers. Through tools like ONEMercury, DataONE provides users with discovery and direct access to over 50,000 packages of diverse data curated by institutions across North America, Africa, and Asia. More information about USA-NPN and other DataONE Member Nodes can be found at http://www.dataone.org/current-member-nodes
About USA-NPN: The USA National Phenology Network serves science and society by promoting broad understanding of plant and animal phenology and its relationship with environmental change. The Network is a consortium of individuals and organizations that collect, share, and use phenology data, models, and related information.
About DataONE: DataONE enables universal access to data and also facilitates researchers in fulfilling their need for data management and in providing secure and permanent access to their data. These needs are filled by offering 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.