Aggregating and disseminating invasive species data in a standardized way.
The Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN) provides a platform
for sharing invasive species information at a global level, via the Internet and other digital means.
Why should invasive alien species data providers share their data directly through GISIN?
The GISIN encourages invasive alien species (IAS) data providers to share their data directly through GISIN, and then consider sharing with other networks. The main reason for this is that GISIN supports the sharing of types of invasive species data or data models (e.g. SpeciesStatus, Dispersal, Impacts, Management) that other networks such as the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) do not. In addition we wish to work closely with IAS data providers to identify additional data sharing priorities as we expand GISIN to include new data models. GISIN also continues to work closely with representatives of many other data sharing networks, including GBIF, to better leverage our collective knowledge and technologies for data sharing and pursue effective solutions for avoiding duplication.
Suggested GISIN citation:
GISIN. [year]. Global Invasive Species Information Network, providing free and open access to invasive species data. USA. http://www.gisin.org. [Accessed dd month, year].
For data accessed through GISIN: [Dataset Author(s)]. [Dataset Year]. [Data Provider/Dataset Name]. [Dataset Version (if applicable)]. In GISIN - Global Invasive Species Information Network, providing free and open access to invasive species data. USA. http://www.gisin.org. [Accessed dd month, year].
The GISIN web site is hosted at Colorado State University's
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory http://www.gisin.org