Real-time CSI Network to Expand
    The CSI project team has received funding from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Community for Data Integration group to expand the CSI network. Between May and September 2020, we will work on 3 interrelated activities:
  • Integrate new salinity datasets into the CSI website. We will expand the CSI network by including salinity datasets located along the East and Gulf of Mexico Coasts. For this project we will focus on data available from USGS, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), and Everglades National Park monitoring networks.
  • Enhance the existing website and user interface to accommodate new CSIs. We will update the maps, graphs, and information provided on the website so users will be able to easily identify their sites of interest and access CSI results. We will conduct an online survey and webinars to obtain feedback from users as we update the website (see links below).
  • Develop CSI R scripts for use in ecological analyses. An R-package that allows users to calculate CSI values with their own salinity data is available through GitHub. We will develop new R scripts for analyzing the spatial and temporal dynamics of disturbance events, as well as the responses to disturbance events for selected areas and species in the Gulf of Mexico.

We’re Looking for CSI User Feedback

We want to hear from CSI users as we expand the CSI network and update the website. We are planning an online survey and a series of 2 webinars during summer 2020.


Survey

Please complete a survey to share with us how you currently use salinity data and your interests and responsibilities as they relate to or are affected by changing salinity conditions. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Your responses will be anonymous. The survey will be open through July 10, 2020.

Click or copy-paste this link to access the survey: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=urWTBhhLe02TQfMvQApUlL0ENzCLZahGsDHzR-wOLRpUNUlRVFhNUTJPS1QwSjhDM1RTSldYQ1pIMy4u

Click or copy-paste this link to read the Department of Interior Privacy Policy: https://www.doi.gov/privacy


Webinars

We are looking for participants to provide more in-depth feedback on the usability of the updated CSI website. Two webinars will be scheduled this summer, and each will last approximately 1 ½ hours.

If you would like to review and provide feedback on the CSI website, please contact Kirsten Lackstrom (lackstro@mailbox.sc.edu) directly, or provide your name and contact information here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=urWTBhhLe02TQfMvQApUlL0ENzCLZahGsDHzR-wOLRpUMlRITFRRQ0QxRk9VUDMwV0VYUTNNUTYyUC4u


Project Team
Name Organization Location Responsibility Email
Matthew
Petkewich
USGS South Atlantic
Water Science Center
Columbia, SC Project Lead mdpetkew@usgs.gov
Kevin
Conlon
USGS South Atlantic
Water Science Center
Charleston, SC Review and evaluation
of new data and CSI results
kjconlon@usgs.gov
Kirsten
Lackstrom
Carolinas Integrated
Sciences and Assessments
Columbia, SC User engagement,
website updates
lackstro@mailbox.sc.edu
Julien
Martin
USGS Wetlands and Aquatic
Research Center
Gainesville, FL Ecological analyses
and case studies
julienmartin@usgs.gov
Bryan
McCloskey
USGS Coastal and Marine
Science Center
St. Petersburg, FL R scripts,
data management
bmccloskey@usgs.gov
Andrea
Medenblik
USGS South Atlantic
Water Science Center
Raleigh, NC Data visualization and analysis,
website updates
amedenblik@usgs.gov
Damon
Rondeau
Everglades National Park
South Florida Natural Resources Center
Homestead, FL Review and evaluation of
Everglades data
Damon_Rondeau@nps.gov
Christopher
Swarzenski
USGS Lower Mississippi Gulf
Water Science Center
Baton Rouge, LA Review and evaluation of
new data and CSI results
cswarzen@usgs.gov
Scott
Young
USGS South Atlantic
Water Science Center
Raleigh, NC Data visualization and analysis,
website updates
rsyoung@usgs.gov
Simeon
Yurek
USGS Wetlands and Aquatic
Research Center
Gainesville, FL R scripts, ecological analyses
and case studies
syurek@usgs.gov