Hi to all,
First, I want to thank all of you who have emailed and/or visited and registered on the GoMexSI website. There has been a really great response!!
It is frustrating that we have so much more data that needs to be served and it just takes a lot of time to extract, edit and post it. Please be patient.
We have added
1,438 predator-prey interactions to the database since Sep 3rd as a result of our NOAA IEA funding – more is on the way shortly.
We have recently received notification of funding through NOAA MARFIN (3 yrs) and NOAA CIMAS (1 yr), both of which have data extraction components.
We have added a large number of people to the email list, either ones that I realized I had missed or from the registrations on the webpage. Please, if you want
to be dropped from this list, let us know.
In the future we are planning to implement a method to periodically send updates when new data is available or other newsworthy events may have occurred concerning
Below is the release announcement we sent out one month ago, Sep 3, 2013, for those who have not seen it.
New software release announcement
September 3, 2013 at 1300 PM CDT
The GoMexSI team is pleased to announce the release of the GoMexSI Database and Informatics tool Beta
While we recognize that we have a long way to go both in data entry and database functionality, we feel it important to announce this release of GoMexSI to a wider audience, thus
increasing the visibility of GoMexSI, garnering further useful feedback, and through networking, further increase our visibility. There are still a number of contributed datasets yet to be added to the database, and a number of enhanced functions that are
planned for future releases.
Recently we have added much functionality, including some new features as follows:
Predator or prey searches refined by a specific species.
Location based spatial queries based on user defined parameters.
Raw data downloads in CSV format.
Food web visualizations inside of the Exploration mode.
Direct links to EOL for each species returned from the query.
Some features to look for in the next version will include:
All text in both Spanish and English.
- Search by common name, both Spanish and English.
More robust CSV downloads with many more data fields.
Enhanced spatial query page with locations of available data on the map.
Direct links to Fishbase for each fish species in the database.
Response to requests from users, if possible.
Please contact Dr. James Simons for more information or if you are interested in contributing data to GoMexSI.
We would like to thank all of those who have put time and energy into this project, specifically:
If you are interested in any of the software used to support the GoMexSI project, please view our GitHub
Please pass along this announcement to others you feel may have an interest in the GoMexSI
Finally, please provide us with comments, suggestions, or criticisms.
Thanks, the GoMexSI Team!!
James D. Simons, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist
Center for Coastal Studies
Natural Resources Center 3200
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5866
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5866
O 361.825.3223 * F 361.825.2770