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NOAA Announces Availability of On-line ANS database (GLANSIS)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announces the activation of the
Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System (GLANSIS), a “one-stop” information source for established  nonindigenous aquatic species in the Great Lakes.  GLANSIS is operated by NOAA as a Great Lakes node of the USGS national NAS database – allowing access to enhanced features and search capacity for Great Lakes-specific invasive species information while seamlessly linking to the national database. GLANSIS currently contains full profiles and distribution maps for more than 70% of the 185 nonindigenous aquatic species in the database (most exceptions being vascular wetland plants).

GLANSIS was developed  as a partnership between NOAA and USGS (Florida Integrated Science Center).  The species included in GLANSIS are based on the work of Edward Mills (Cornell University) and Anthony Ricciardi (Redpath Museum, McGill University).   Anthony Ricciardi and Rebekah M. Kipp (Redpath Museum, McGill University), and David Raikow (formerly of NOAA), Erin Maynard (University of MI Summer Intern), and James Liebig (NOAA) also contributed significant content for individual species fact sheets.  Support for this project has been provided by the NOAA Invasive Species Program (Silver Spring, MD), the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (Ann Arbor, MI) and the Great Lakes Fishery Trust (Lansing, MI).

Check it out at http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/Programs/ncrais/glansis.html !