What is NKN?

WHAT IS NKN?
Welcome to the Northwest Knowledge Network, or NKN! You are currently on the NKN Service Center website. The Service Center is one of three components to NKN.
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Supporting Science

SUPPORTING SCIENCE
The NKN Service Center assists scientists, regardless of their discipline, by providing data management support and other services.
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NKN Staff

NKN STAFF
Please contact us if you have any questions about NKN. Our staff are a diverse group of dedicated people who want to help you with your research data management needs.
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News & Announcements

Call for Papers — 2014 XSEDE Conference, July 13-18

The 2014 XSEDE conference will showcase the discoveries, innovations, and achievements of those who use, build, and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as those involved in related digital resources endeavors around the world. The theme of XSEDE14 is Engaging Communities, to engage both traditional users of digital resources and people who have not traditionally used digital resources but would benefit from their usage. From experts in the field, to people who are novices to the applications of digital resources, the XSEDE14 Conference will provide a range of formal and informal opportunities for people to interact and address their diverse needs and interests.

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Environmental Information Management Institute

When: June 2 – June 20, 2014
Where: University of New Mexico Informatics Training Lab
Who: Register for these courses if you are a student or professional with a BS in biology, geology, ecology, or other environmental sciences, environmental engineering, geography or science librarianship. Non-UNM students are also welcome but need to register.

New Mexico will open registration soon – If you or your student is interested in attending please email althea@uidaho.edu.

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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Data-Driven Discovery Investigator Competition is open to researchers in any PhD-granting institution or a private research organization in the U.S. The pre-application process will run from January 9 through February 24, 2014. Data-Driven Discovery Initiative seeks to advance the people and practices of data-intensive science to take advantage of the increasing volume, velocity, and variety of scientific data to make new discoveries. Data-intensive science is inherently multidisciplinary, combining natural sciences with methods from statistics and computer science.

» Learn more and apply here.

This VIDEO presentation provides a framework for evaluating the utility of climate impacts datasets for impacts assessment. Highlighted are the considerations in selecting global climate models, deciding whether or not to downscale, deciding which downscaling approach to implement, proper application of "downstream" models, and approaches for estimating uncertainty in each.

This presentation was part of the 4th Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference, Portland, Oregon, 5-6 September 2013.

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  • DataONE Investigator Toolkit – the Investigator Toolkit is a collection of software tools for finding, using, and contributing data in DataONE

  • DataUp – an open source tool to help researchers document, manage, and archive their tabular data

  • BISON – Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) is a a unique, web-based Federal resource for finding species in the U. S. and territories.

  • Data Basin – a science-based mapping and analysis platform that supports learning, research, and sustainable environmental stewardship

  • Geo Data Portal (GDP) – project provides scientists and environmental resource managers access to downscaled climate projections and other data resources that are otherwise difficult to access and manipulate

  • ScienceBase – provides a data cataloging and collaborative data management platform for USGS scientists and partners

The THREDDS Data Server (TDS) is a web server that provides metadata and data access for scientific datasets, using a variety of remote data access protocols (e.g., OPeNDAP, OGC WMS and WCS, HTTP).