On top of the database work of the FEMC, our collaborations and partnerships have lead to the development of environmental monitoring and data access tools that allow the everyday user to interact with and acqurie data in new and customized ways.
The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative maintains a number of live data streams, including five meteorological monitoring stations in northern Vermont that are updated hourly. To view this live data visit https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/live.
The Forest Health Atlas brings together research and monitoring data on disturbance in northeastern forests in a simple, searchable map interface. By allowing the side-by-side exploration of these two data streams, managers, decision makers and researchers will be better able to build off the collective work done to assess and understand the role of disturbance in our region. FEMC expects to release this tool in the summer of 2017.
FEMC is developing a dashboard to track the evolution of key metrics of forest ecosystem condition in our region. By compiling the needed data and working with partners to turn those data into meaningful indicators of change over time, the FEMC will provide a platform for delivering timely and updated information as it becomes available. FEMC expects to release this tool at the 2017 Annual Conference.