The Hudson River Watershed Mapping Application stems from a partnership between the Northeast Information Node of the National Biological Information Infrastructure ( NBII-NIN ) and The Beacon Institute.

The Beacon Institute is a non-profit global center for scientific and technological innovation with a mission to advance research, education, and public policy surrounding rivers and estuaries.

CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network), a research unit of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences. The unit specializes in online data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment.

NBII-NIN (National Biological Information Infrastructure — Northeast Information Node) is an electronic information network that provides access to biological data and information on our nation's plants, animals, and ecosystems. The NIN, developed and hosted by CIESIN, focuses on eight states of the Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

CIESIN Project Personnel

Project Manager

Mark G. Becker Associate Director, Geospatial Application Division

Content Development

Kytt MacManus Geographic Information Specialist

Elisabeth Sydor Communications Coordinator

Mapping Application Development

James Carcone Programmer

Brian Falk Programmer

Kytt MacManus Geographic Information Specialist

Sneha Rao Geographic Information Specialist

Greg Yetman Geographic Information Specialist

Website Design

Annie Gerard Media Design