About Data Basin

A better solution

As environmental conservation problems become more serious and the demand to solve them grows more urgent, it is critical that science, practice, policy, and people are integrated in stronger ways. A team of scientists, software engineers, and educators at the Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) built Data Basin with the strong conviction that we can expand our individual and collective ability to develop sustainable solutions by empowering more people through access to spatial data, non-technical tools, and collaborative networks.

Free and open access

The core of Data Basin is free and provides open access to thousands of scientifically-grounded, biological, physical, and socio-economic datasets. This user-friendly platform enables people with varying levels of technical expertise to:

  • Explore and organize data & information
  • Create custom visualizations, drawings, & analyses
  • Utilize collaborative tools in groups
  • Publish datasets, maps, & galleries
  • Develop decision-support and custom tools
A broad audience

Data Basin supports researchers, natural resource managers, advocates, teachers, students, and members of the engaged public. Members create and participate in working groups where they can visualize, draw, comment, and discuss relevant topics or geographies. Data Basin breaks down barriers to collaboration and negotiation for users affiliated with universities, non-profits, tribes, companies, and local, state, federal, and national governments.

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Here to help you

The Data Basin team is available to answer questions and provide member support. CBI also offers a range of consulting services for individuals, groups, and organizations who want to take full advantage of Data Basin’s mapping, analytical, and collaboration tools.

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The Data Basin Team

Our Sponsors

Wilburforce Foundation

The Kresge Foundation