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The USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics is committed to advancing USGS science and a broader understanding of our changing world by integrating disparate data across scales and domains, improving access to data and research, developing tools for analysis and visualization, and fostering collaboration with the international community.

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7 Oct

CIDA data scientists publish the geoknife R package, to assist with the geoprocessing of large gridded datasets for irregular landscape features. Read Story Here

31 Aug

A new online graphical data tool that provides annual summaries of nutrient and sediment concentrations and loads and streamflow information is now available. Read Story Here

28 Aug

A bootstrap method for estimating uncertainty of water quality trends is published: Read Story Here

15 June

CIDA's California Drought visualization featured in "New Insight Into California's Drought Through Open Data" article in BAAMA journal. Read Story Here

4 May

A new online, interactive tool for estimating atrazine concentrations in streams and rivers is now available. Read the USGS Press Release for more about the Watershed Regression for Pesticides (or “WARP”) tool. Read Story Here

4 May

USGS Release: Shorebird Science? iPlover is the App for That. Read Story Here

26 Mar

The USGS Water Mission Area announced the public release of R packages dataRetrieval and EGRET, as well as the website

18 Mar

CIDA project coordinator Jessica Lucido gave a presentation entitled 'The Next Phase of the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Data Portal' at the NGWA Groundwater Summit in San Antonio, TX. Read More

17 Mar

In collaboration with the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, CIDA released an iOS mobile application called iPlover on March 17. Read More

9 Dec

A redesigned version of the USGS Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) website was released. The site allows users to find information about USGS GLRI science projects, including publications and data sets.

16 Sept

Jessica Lucido attended a meeting of ACWI's Subcommittee on Ground Water in at USGS headquarters on September 16-17 to discuss the future direction and expansion of the NGWMN and Data Portal.

31 Aug

New tool was developed to explore and find information about GLRI science. Check out the GLRI Science Explorer:

25 Jul

The Coastal Change Hazards Portal was featured on the DOI's "This week in the Interior" video

18 Jul

A new Health-Based Screening Level (HBSL) website has been published with updated benchmark values and redesigned website.

5 May

Jessica Lucido participated in a meeting in Vienna on May 5th to continue work on the second version of the GWML data model. This model seeks to harmonize the GWML with the EU's INSPIRE models related to geology and hydrogeology.

30 Apr

Coastal Change Hazards Portal v1.1.7 released to the public.

29 Apr

USGS Electrical Engineer Mary Bucknell demonstrated the latest updates to the National Environmental Methods Index web site ( at the NWQMC Conference in Cincinnati, OH.

28 Mar

NEMI users can now download WQP records collected using a specific URL directly from NEMI summary pages.

24 Mar

CIDA in cooperation with the NASA/USGS Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center, the NASA Langley Reasearch Center, and the Unidata programming office has been awarded a cooperative agreement grant.

4 Mar

CIDA announces availability of the North American and Global Land Data Assimilation System datasets through the Geo Data Portal.

3 Mar

The technical implementation of assigning DOIs was designed and completed by the Publications Warehouse Team at CIDA.

6 Feb

Sediment mapper released to the public at

28 Jan

Jordan Read presented "Establishing a physical template for national-scale lake research" to the USGS Water Mission senior staff.