Since 2009, the CDI has provided funding support for projects that promote data integration and
Communities of practice include scientists, the CDI as a whole, CDI Working Groups, external partners, and the human network of scientific domain collaborators.
Computational tools and services include applications, Web services, data discovery tools, models, semantic services and tools, infrastructure, data brokers, and visualization tools.
Management, policy, and standards include data stewardship, the implementation of the Data Management Life Cycle, knowledge management, data standards, governance, and policy.
Data and information assets include persistent archives, data registries, catalogs, data, metadata, derived information products, knowledge bases, and vocabularies/ontologies.
The CDI SSF provides a conceptual architecture that: illustrates how the CDI contributes to Bureau-level data integration efforts; and defines how current and future CDI projects fit within the framework.
USGS SCIENTISTS conduct MONITORING, ASSESSMENT, AND RESEARCH that generates DATA ASSETS. Through the application of business, computational, and analytical processes and technologies, these data assets are converted into INFORMATION products that contribute to our KNOWLEDGE and understanding of the Earth's physical and biological systems.