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Primary Contacts

David Maltby - Texas Science Center

Andrea Ostroff - Core Science Systems (Core Science Informatics/Biological Informatics Program)

Description

Project Topic

Tasks

Resources Required

Major Outcomes

Total Funding Needed

Mobile application to collect nationally consistent data of fish passage barriers in the United States to meet needs for hydrologic and ecological assessments AND conservation planning decisions.

  • Evaluate and document differences between USFWS Fish Passage Decision Support System and fish passage mobile database pilot developed for Texas
  • Evaluate and document changes needed for a national Fish Passage Barrier Mobile Application
  • Modify Fish Passage Mobile to accommodate changes in schema
  • Develop a plan for soliciting input from USGS scientists of Science and Water Science Centers, USFWS Regional Offices, and the states through the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Fisheries and Water Resources Policy Committee
  • Testing and documenting results of FP Mobile using select representatives from USFWS and USGS scientists
  • Work with NHD program to link the fish passage barrier events to NHD and NHDPlus.
  • Develop an Open File Report that demonstrates relevance to multiple federal and state agencies and stakeholders

Personnel time:

  • IT Specialist 424 hours; GIS + other specialists 40 hours [direct=$36999.16; indirect=$19,800.84]
  • Ecosystems and Water Mission Areas coordination time (inkind) to identify appropriate contacts for researcher feedback
  • BIP coordination time (inkind) to facilitate coordination with USFWS Headquarters Office, regional USFWS Fish Passage Coordinators, and federal and state partners associated with National Fish Habitat Partnership
  • NHD Program (inkind) coordination to facilitate appropriate methods and outlet for data delivery for NHD and NHDPlus formats
    Enterprise Publishing Network: Open File Report  ($12,000)
  • Multi-agency data application (for Android and iPhone mobile devices) to collect fish passage barrier data including capture of photo and GPS coordinates
  • Consistently formatted database of fish passage barriers events linked to NHD to provide access to additional USGS data.
  • Database hosted via servers at the Texas Water Science Center.  
  • Open File Report that demonstrates the coordination among federal and state agencies by providing a national resource.
  • Output delivered through web map viewer for the National Fish Habitat Action Plan
    Phase 2: Implement continued feedback from scientists

FY12
Phase 1:
$68,800

Additional Criteria

Benefit to FSP/Scientists/Mission Areas

Benefit to USGS, USFWS as well as state agencies, NGOs, academia, as well as other science agencies.
In additional this can be used as a model for national implementation for FPDSS field collection, data management and storage.

In kind funding and work leveraged

1st order: Direct funds from FWS and USGS for tool development, maintenance and ongoing support.
2nd order: In kind work from field personell collecting the data.
3rd order: In kind support in the form of continued maintenance of the current NHD high resolution database.
4th order: In kind support from USGS and the BLM in the form of HEM Tools for future incorporation into the NHD.

Interaction with DMWG

Deliverable and its Measurable Benefit

1. Multi-agency mobile application for collection of fish barrier locations.
2. Publicly available dataset containing point data of fish barrier locations with attributes in accordance to the FPDSS schema, along with linear address of NHD high resolution network.

Methodology (process)

  • Evaluate and document differences between FPDSS and Fish Passage Mobile databases
  • Evaluate and document changes needed for Fish Passage Mobile
  • Modify Fish Passage Mobile to accommodate changes in schema
  • Develop a plan for soliciting input from USGS scientists of Science and Water Science Centers, USFWS Regional Offices, and the states through the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Fisheries and Water Resources Policy Committee
  • Testing and documenting results of FP Mobile using select representatives from USFWS and USGS
  • Work with NHD program to link the fish passage barrier events to NHD and/or NHDPlus.- Develop an Open File Report that demonstrates relevance to multiple federal and state agencies and stakeholders
  • Investigate BLM's current methods for field collection of fish barrier data and dissemination
  • Investigate implementation of the HEM Tools for linear referencing and application to the NHD

    Partnerships

USGS Intra-agency cooperation between TXWSC and NGTOC-David Maltby, Daniel Pearson, Ariel Doumbouya
Cooperation with USFWS-Jose Barrios
USGS employee coordinating with USFWS-Andrea Ostroff

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