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Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Community for Data Integration (CDI) Request for Proposals (RFP)


The CDI FY2014 Request for Proposals is now Closed.
Click here to download the RFP Submission Guidelines [PDF].
Please send any questions regarding this RFP to

2014 Awarded Projects

Full Proposal Title

Principal Investigator

USGS Program Area


1Characterization of Earthquake Damage and Effects Using Social Media DataMichelle GuyGeologic Hazards SCDevelop process to characterize earthquake damage with image data for research/emergency response – scalable to other hazards (floods)
2Online Merging and Gridding of Topographic and Bathymetric Data SourcesJoseph LongSt. Petersburg Coastal and Marine SC

Develop methods to provide integrated, seamless terrestrial and sea data that can be adapted beyond coastal environment

3NAS Web API: Web Services access to the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species DatabasePam FullerSoutheast Ecological SC

Provide direct access 160,000 NAS observations through web services to support open reusable data

4Summarization of National NEXRAD Data for use in Biological ApplicationsRobert DiehlNorthern Rocky Mountain SCDevelop methodologies to improve automated process for retrieval of biological information from existing radar data – scalable to other data types (dust/solids)
5North American Bat Data IntegrationLaura EllisonFORT

Integrate key disparate datasets and increase data access to support White-nose Syndrome and other types of ecological research

6Adopt a Pixel - Data InfrastructureRyan LonghenryEROS

Engage citizen scientists to improve Landsat satellite data interpretation for research 


Use of controlled vocabularies in USGS information applications: Requirements analysis for automated processes and services


Frances LightsomWoods Hole Coastal and Marine SC

Develop methods to use USGS Thesaurus to categorize data and improve searching/discovery 


Portable ISO 19115/19110 Open Source Developer's Toolkit


Stan SmithAlaska SCDevelop open source ISO metadata toolkit application

Geographic Searches for USGS Publications


Rex Sanders (FY14)

Kathy Wesenberg (FY15)

Pacific Coastal and Marine SC

National Wildlife Health Center

Enhance Pubs Warehouse by adding geographic search

*Bureau Wide Projects in Year 1

Phase II: Full Proposals

19 full proposals were submitted.

A voluntary group of reviewers representing across Mission Areas and Regions reviewed the proposals.

In a series of Review Panel sessions, each proposal was scored and ranked by the group.

The projects awarded for funding were announced at the March 12, 2014 CDI Monthly Meeting. 

Phase I: Statements of Interest

The FY14 CDI RFP was announced in September, 2013.

Phase I called for 2-page Statements of Interests (SOI).

64 SOIs were submitted this year.

The Community voted for SOIs and conducted SOI review meetings. 

With the approval of the CDI Working Group leads and the Executive Sponsor, 21 SOIs were invited to submit full proposals

General RFP Schedule

Important RFP Deadlines
New Dates

Submission deadline for Statement of Interest (SOI)

October 30, 2013

SOI Reviews with CDI Community and Working Groups

November 15, 2013

Applicants Notified and Full Proposals Requested

November 22, 2013

Invited Full Proposals Due

January 14, 2014

Final Projects Reviewed and Identified

February 28, 2014

Funded Projects Announced

March 13, 2014

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