AIRD - The Aquatic Invasions Research Directory (AIRD) is an Internet-based, searchable database containing up to the minute information on people, research, technology, policy and management issues relevant to aquatic invasions. The scope of the Directory falls into the following broad areas: aquatic invasions; ballast water; prevention and treatment technologies; and policy and management.
Global Invasive Species Database - Developed by the IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) as part of the global initiative on invasive species led by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP). It provides global information on invasive species to agencies, resource managers, descision-makers, and interested individuals. The database focuses on invasive species that threaten biodiversity and covers all taxonomic groups from micro-organisms to animals and plants.
NISbase - The International Nonindigenous Species Database Network functions as a search engine for databases on all forms of invasive species research, issues, management, policy...A good way to produce queries on multiple systems and species at once.
NBIC - The National Ballast Information Clearinghouse (NBIC) is a joint program of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) and the United States Coast Guard that collects, analyzes, and interprets data on the ballast water management practices of commercial ships that operate in
NEMESIS - The National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System (NEMESIS) is national database of marine and estuarine invasions of the continental
Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Database - Hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey, this site has been established as a central repository for accurate and spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of nonindigenous aquatic species. Provided are scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, regional contact lists, and general information.
Sea Grant National Aquatic Nuisance Species Clearinghouse - An international library of research, public policy, and outreach education publications pertaining to invasive marine and fresh-water aquatic nuisance species in North America. It is the home of
Sea Grant Nonindigenous Species Site (SGNIS) - A national information center that contains a comprehensive collection of research publications and education materials produced by Sea Grant programs and other research institutions across the country on zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species. NOTE: Not currently updated
CANOD - Scroll to "Database of all NIS" to download the Database. The California Aquatic Non-Native Organism Database (CANOD) was developed by California Department of Fish and Game. The database contains every known marine and estuarine aquatic non-native speices on the California coast. Includes information about the pathway of introduction (e.g. ballast water, intentional introduction), date of introduction, locations observed, native region of each species and other associated data.
Great Lakes Region
Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Research Inventory (GLSLRI) - An interactive, internet-based, searchable database created as a tool to collect and disseminate up-to-date information about research projects in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Region.
National Introduced Marine Pest Information System (NIMPIS)
This website links to a database on over 80 of the known introduced species in Australian waters, and some information on species yet to be found here. NIMPIS also provides an online, convenient mechanism for members of the public or marine stakeholders to report unusual occurrences.