Virtual Observatory and Ecological Informatics System (VOEIS)

2009 to 2012

The Virtual Observatory and Ecological Informatics System (VOEIS, pronounced like VOICE) is a collaborative project between Montana and Kentucky, funded by a National Science Foundation EPSCoR Track-2 award.  Track-2 awards facilitate the enhancement of discovery, learning, and economic development of EPSCoR jurisdictions through the use of cyberinfrastructure and other technologies.  The PI for VOEIS is Dr. Ric Hauer, The University of Montana, and the MSU PI is Dr. Clem Izurieta, Montana State University (previously Dr. Gwen Jacobs, Montana State University)

VOEIS provides a framework for data acquisition, analysis, model integration, and display of data products from completed workflows including geospatially explicit models, graphs from statistical analyses, GIS displays of classified ecological attributes on the landscape, and 3-D visualization models of waterscape and landscape processes.

Future Montana Institute on Ecosystems cyberinfrastructure efforts will build upon VOEIS to develop statewide and regional capacity to acquire, manage, visualize, and analyze large, open-access environmental  datasets.

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MSU IoE Office

Montana State University
605 Leon Johnson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-2374
MSU Director: Cathy Whitlock

UM IoE Office

The Universityi of Montana

The University of Montana
Davidson Honors College
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-4848
UM Director: Ric Hauer

Montana EPSCoR

Program Director:  Ray Callaway
Project Administrator: Todd Kipfer
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-2617

Montana University System

Montana University System

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway Street
Helena, MT 59620