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FY 2020 Proposals Page

The CDI has provided funding support for many products and activities. Through the annual CDI proposal process, funds have been awarded for projects focusing on data integration for interdisciplinary research, innovative data management, and potentially cutting edge technology. The CDI supports new and ongoing projects that promote data integration and:

    • Focus on targeted efforts that yield near-term benefits to Earth and biological science
    • Leverage existing capabilities and data
    • Implement and demonstrate innovative solutions (e.g. methodologies, tools, or integration concepts) that could be used or replicated by others at scales from project to enterprise
    • Preserve, expose, and improve access to Earth and biological science data, models, and other outputs
    • Develop, organize, and share knowledge and best practices in data integration


Any USGS Mission Area, Program, Center, Office or duty station and their partner(s) are encouraged to apply. However, all proposals must have a USGS employee as a principal investigator.

Past funded project descriptions and outputs can be found on our ScienceBase page and in our reports. 

View CDI Funded Projects from 2010 - Present

FY2017 CDI Funded Project Report

FY2018 CDI Funded Project Report

All Projects by Fiscal Year

*Projects occurring in multiple years

Links go to the ScienceBase project page.

FY 2010 

Geo Data Portal – Blodgett, Dave 

Added to the National Map: Web Services for the National Hydrography Dataset, National Elevation Dataset and National Land Cover Dataset – Gunther, Greg 

NWIS Web Services Snapshot for ArcGIS – Pearson, Daniel 

Data Upload, Registry and Access Project (a capability of ScienceBase) – Bristol, Sky 

FY 2011 

Data Management Education Products  Henkel, Heather; Hutchison, Viv 

Data Management Web Toolbox  Henkel, Heather; Hutchison, Viv 

Data Management Workshop  Hutchison, Viv 

Science Data Lifecycle Model  Faundeen, John 

NWIS Web Services Snapshot Tool for ArcGIS  Holl, Sally 

Enhanced Metadata Capability for CBI Metadata Tool - ScienceBase  Kern, Tim 

FGDC-ISO Remapping for CBI Metadata Tool - ScienceBase  Kern, Tim 

FY 2012 

Accessing Geo Data Portal Functionality with Python Tools – Price, Curtis 

Citizen Science Observation Platform - Using Curated Twitter and GeoRSS Enabled Feeds – Masaki, Derek 

Combined ScienceBase and Geo Data Portal Tools – Smyrl, Laura 

*Data Management Plan Implementation and Framework – Burley, Tom 

*Data Management Training and Education  Henkel, Heather; Hutchison, Viv 

*Data Management Website – Henkel, HeatherHutchison, Viv 

Expand the National Map Save As/Open In to USGS Wide – Dollison, Rob 

Facilitating Knowledge Integration with a Monitoring Protocol Registry – Schei, Jacquelyn 

Implementing an OpenLayers HTML5 Mapping Library  Ladino, Cassandra 

Mobile application to collect national consistent data of fish passage barriers in the United States – Maltby, David 

*NWIS Web Services Snapshot for ArcGIS – Holl, Sally 

Semantic Technologies for Integrating USGS Data – Gordon, Janice 

USGS Citizen Science Workshop – Hines, Megan 

USGS Mobile Applications Development Support Framework – Schmid, Lorna 

FY 2013 

Metadata Wizard – Ignizio, Drew 

myScience: Citizen Science – Holl, Sally 

Establishing the Land Use Land Cover Geo Data Portal and Supporting Data Services – Blodgett, Dave 

Networking the California Climate Commons with the USGS Geo Data Portal – Flint, Lorraine 

National Land Cover Database Visualization and Information Tool – Homer, Collin 

*Data Management Workshops for USGS: Let the Culture Change Begin – Hutchison, Viv 

Mining the USGS Data Landscape – Everette, Lance 

Development of Enhanced Feature Recognition Software for the Extraction of Mine Features from USGS Topographic Maps – Fernette, Greg 

USGS Protocol Library: An Implementation Based on the National Environmental Methods Index  – Sullivan, Dan 

Evaluation of downscaled General Circulation Model (GCM) output for current conditions and associated error in simulated runoff for CONUS – Bock, Andy 

FY 2014 

Characterization of Earthquake Damage and Effects Using Social Media Data – Guy, Michelle 

Online Merging and Gridding of Topographic and Bathymetric Data Sources – Long, Joseph 

NAS Web API: Web Services access to the Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database – Fuller, Pam 

Summarization of National NEXRAD Data for use in Biological Applications – Diehl, Robert 

North American Bat Data Integration – Ellison, Laura 

Adopt a Pixel - Data Infrastructure – Longhenry, Ryan 

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

Portable ISO 19115/19110 Open Source Developer's Toolkit – Smith, Stan 

Geographic Searches for USGS Publications – Sanders, Rex 

FY 2015 

Integration of Land Cover Trends Field Photography with an Online Map Service – Soulard, Christopher 

National Dam Removal Database: A living database for information on dying dams – Duda, Jeff 

Making Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Data Available to USGS Scientists and the Public – Lacey, Jennifer 

sbtools: an R package for ScienceBase – Winslow, Luke 

Standards-based Integration and Delivery of USGS and EPA STORET Biomonitoring Data via the Water Quality Data Portal – Ruhl, Peter 

Web-enabled Visualization and Access of Value-added Disaster Products – Lamb, Rynn 

Geocaching Natural Features – Applying Game Mechanics to Citizen Science Data Collection – Graves, Tabitha 

The 'Digital Grain Size' Web and Mobile-Computing Application – Buscombe, Daniel 

*Use of controlled vocabularies in USGS information applications: Requirements analysis for automated processes and services – Lightsom, Fran 

*Portable ISO 19115/19110 Open Source Developer's Toolkit – Smith, Stan 

*Geographic Searches for USGS Publications – Wesenberg, Kathy 

FY 2016 

Developing a USGS Legacy Data Inventory to Preserve and Release Historical USGS Data – Faundeen, John 

Crowd-Sourced Earthquake Detections Integrated into Seismic Processing – Guy, Michelle 

Integration of Phenological Forecast Maps for Assessment of Biodiversity: An Enterprise Workflow – Weltzin, Jake 

Evaluating a new opensource, standardsbased framework for web portal development in the geosciences – Signell, Rich 

Hunting Invasive Species with HTCondor: High Throughput Computing for Big Data and Next Generation Sequencing – McCalla, S. Grace 

Development of Recommended Practices and Workflow for Publishing Digital Data through ScienceBase for Dynamic Visualization – Chase, Katharine 

Facilitating the USGS Scientific Data Management Foundation by integrating the process into current scientific workflow systems – Talbert, Colin 

A data management and visualization framework for community vulnerability to hazards – Jones, Jeanne 

Data Management Training Clearinghouse – Nelson, John 

National Stream Summarization: Standardizing Stream-Landscape Summaries – Wieferich, Daniel 

Integration of National Soil and Wetland Datasets: A Toolkit for Reproducible Calculation and Quality Assessment of Imputed Wetland Soil Properties – Sundquist, Eric 

A web-based application for the management and visualization of land-use scenario data – Sherba, Jason 

Birds and the Bakken: Integration of oil well, land cover, and species distribution data to inform conservation in areas of energy development – Preston, Todd 

FY 2017 

An Interactive Web-based Application for Earthquake-triggered Ground Failure Inventories – Allstadt, Kate 

Automating the use of citizen scientists biodiversity surveys in iNaturalist to facilitate early detection of species responses to climate change – Boydston, Erin 

Flocks of a feather dock together: Using Docker and HTCondor to link high-throughput computing across the USGS – Erickson, Richard 

USGS Data at Risk: Expanding Legacy Data Inventory and Preservation Strategies – Everette, Anthony 

Exploring the USGS Science Data Life Cycle in the Cloud  Golden, Nadine 

Empowering decision-makers: A dynamic web interface for running Bayesian networks – Lentz, Erika 

Web Mapping Application for a Historical Geologic Field Photo Collection – Nagorsen, Sarah 

Visualizing community exposure and evacuation potential to tsunami hazards using an interactive Tableau dashboard – Peters, Jeff 

Developing APIs to support enterprise level monitoring using existing tools – Reichert, Brian 

Extending ScienceCache Mobile Application for Data Collection to Accommodate Broader Use within USGS – Wiltermuth, Mark 

Evaluation and testing of standardized forest vegetation metrics derived from lidar data – Young, John 

FY 2018 

An Interactive Web-based Tool for Anticipating Long-term Drought Risk – Bradford, John 

ICE! Ice Jam Hazard Mobile-Enabled Website – Chase, Katherine 

National Alert Risk Mapper for Nonindigenous Aquatic Species – Fuller, Pam 

Integrating Disparate Spatial Datasets from Local to National Scale for Web-Based Visualization and Analysis: A Case Study Compiling U.S. Landslide Inventories – Mirus, Ben 

Knowledge Extraction Algorithms (KEA): Turning Literature Into Data – Neilson, Matthew 

Investigation of lidar data processing and analysis in the cloud  Walker, Jessica 

Content specifications to enable USGS transition to ISO metadata standard – Walworth, Dennis 

Mapping land-use, hazard vulnerability and habitat suitability using deep neural networks – Warrick, Jonathan 

Workflows to support integrated predictive science capacity: Forecasting invasive species for natural resource planning and risk assessment – Weltzin, Jake 

FY 2019 

Open-source and open-workflow Climate Scenarios Toolbox for adaptation planning – Bamzai, Aparna 

Extending ScienceBase for Disaster Risk Reduction – Bard, Joe 

Transforming Biosurveillance by Standardizing and Serving 40 Years of Wildlife Disease Data – Blehert, David 

Integrating short-term climate forecasts into a restoration management support tool – Bradford, John 

National Public Screening Tool for Invasive and Non-native Aquatic Species Data – Daniel, Wesley 

High-Resolution, Interagency Biosurveillance of Threatened Surface Waters in the United States – Eldridge, Sara 

Develop Cloud Computing Capability at Streamgages using Amazon Web Services GreenGrass IoT Framework for Camera Image Velocity Gaging – Engel, Frank 

Serving the U.S. Geological Survey’s geochronological data – Gilmer, Amy 

Establishing standards and integrating environmental DNA (eDNA) data into the USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database – Hunter, Margaret 

Subsidence Susceptibility Map for the Conterminous U.S. – Jones, Jeanne 

A generic web application to visualize and understand movements of tagged animals – Letcher, Ben 

Building a Roadmap for Making Data FAIR in the U.S. Geological Survey – Lightsom, Fran 

Coupling Hydrologic Models with Data Services in an Interoperable Modeling Framework – McDonald, Richard 

Implementing a Grassland Productivity Forecast Tool for the U.S. Southwest – Reed, Sasha 

FY 2020 

Building a framework to compute continuous grids of basin characteristics for the conterminous United States – Barnhart, Theodore 

So you want to build a decision support tool? Assessing successes, pitfalls, and lessons learned for tool design and development – Cravens, Amanda 

Using Jupyter Notebooks to tell data stories and create reproducible workflows – Erickson, Richard 

USGS Cloud Environment Cookbook – Fox, Aaron 

Enabling AI for citizen science in fish ecology – Hitt, Nathaniel 

Implementing FAIR practices: Storing and displaying eDNA data in the USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database – Hunter, Margaret 

 Developing a "fire-aware" stream gage network by integrating USGS enterprise databases – Kolb, Katharine 

Waterbody Rapid Assessment Tool (WaterRAT): 3-dimensional Visualization of High-Resolution Spatial Data – Medenblik, Andrea 

Development of a Flexible Multi-Channel Spatiotemporal Geophysical HDF5 Data Format Supporting FAIR – Peacock, Jared 

Real-time Coastal Salinity Index for monitoring coastal drought and ecological response to changing salinity values  – Petkewich, Matthew 

GrassCast: A multi-agency tool using remote sensing, modeling, and on-the-ground science to forecast grassland productivity in the Southwest – Reed, Sasha 

Moving towards EarthMAP: Establishing linkages among USGS land use, water use, runoff, and recharge models – Sohl, Terry 

Research to Operations: Ensemble Modeling at Hillslope to Regional Scales – Webb, Richard 

Using machine learning to map topographic-soil & densely-patterned sub-surface agricultural drainage (tile drains) from satellite imagery – Williamson Tanja 

View the following pages to learn about specific requirements for this year and past years.

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