Status Report


Status Report

Northeast Ohio Environmental Data Exchange Network (NEOEDEN) 

NEOEDEN is a project to create and maintain a data exchange network for northeast Ohio, focusing on environmental and geospatial information. The projectís goal is to collect, process, and make available on the Internet documentation (metadata) about a broad range of environmental and land use data in the fourteen-county northeast Ohio region. Selected geospatial datasets are also available to download from the server. 

In 1996 four universities - Cleveland State University (CSU), Kent State University (KSU), the University of Akron (UA), and Youngstown State University (YSU) - received a grant from the Northeast Ohio Research Consortium of the Ohio Urban University Program (UUP) to initiate the project. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), through the Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EMPACT) program, subsequently provided funding to KSU and CSU to continue the development of the Internet web site and to add data to the metadata inventory.