Data is a valuable resource, and the FEMC believes that it should be shared and easily accessible. Find the latest monitoring and research data in our archive, and use our tools to explore and understand what it says about our region's forests.
The FEMC Data Archive
The FEMC Data Archive houses hundreds of research and monitoring projects and datasets related to forest ecosystems in the northeastern US. Click on a theme below or search to start exploring.
Collections and Tools
FEMC uses its archive to develop interactive, data-driven tools for discovering, exploring and accessing data. FEMC also maintains customized data collections built on its powerful archive. Many of these are the results of projects conducted with our regional partners.
About the Archive
The FEMC data archive is built using the latest standards in data sharing and preservation. FEMC staff and cooperators have worked with the Research Data Alliance, the Earth Science Information Partnership, and DataONE to build a robust and secure data archive infrastructure. In addition to adopting recommendations and contributing to these communities, FEMC uses the Ecological Metadata Language standard for its metadata documents, implements Open Geospatial Consortium standards for spatial data, and utilizes the Integrated Taxonomic Information System for documenting taxonomic data.
Data Access Policy
Data published through the FEMC system are licensed by the individual publishing the data. Publishers can choose from a range of options, from sharing just descriptive information about the data to providing free use of the data with no restrictions. The FEMC utilizes the Creative Commons scheme for licensing data, with a few additional options, including by-request availability and description-only availability. Find out more information in our Data Policy.
The FEMC data archive offers both a long-term archiving platform and the cyberinfrastructure to share and explore data. Benefits of contributing include:
- Helps you meet granting agency requirements for the storage and dissemination of publicly-funded data
- Increases the visibility of your research through the tracking and citation of data
- Stores your data securely and in perpetuity
- Allows for user-driven control of project data and sharing
The FEMC has created an easy-to-use data management template for researchers to include in grant proposals.Download Template
Additional Data Resources
Below are additional data resources that FEMC cooperators find valuable. These data and information sources provide additional context for understanding the regional forests and the groups working to study them. Think we're missing something? Please let us know!
- Spatial Hydro-Ecological Decision System
- National Ecological Observatory Network
- USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis
- DataONE Data Search
- Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity Data Search
- US Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality Data
- Encyclopedia of Life
- Federal Land Manager Environmental Database
- US Environmental Protection Agency Water Quality Data
- National Phenology Network
- New York Climate Change Science Clearinghouse
- Ecological Data Wiki
- Northeast Climate Science Center RISCC
- Northeast Temperate Network
- North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
- Northeast Regional Climate Center
- Vermont Integrated Watershed Information System
- The Vermont Reptile & Amphibian Atlas