Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network

Information Cooperative Country Nodes

List of Country Nodes

Country nodes enhance the electronic dissemination of data and information within and between countries.

Country Node Concept

A country node provides an organized and user-friendly catalog of data and information about the country and coordinates information from a network of data centers with the country node. Eventually this information system will include georeferenced datasets, derived products, and other information that to be disseminated either online or via other media, such as on CD-ROM. Recommended Datasets has been identified for the country nodes, but the final selection remains with the country node adminstrators and the country Steering Committee.

A Country Node node has the following functions:

Country Steering Committee

A steering committee composed of government, nongovernment, and private sector members is established in each country. This steering committee makes recommendations to the director/administrator of the Country Node on:


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