Clustering tool for geospatial data


The "Deluxe Integrated System for Clustering Operations” (DISCO) is a second-generation geospatial clustering tool developed to replace the LOICZView tool with a more efficiently designed and standards-compliant application. It offers a range of clustering, other analyses, and data-manipulation capabilities with map-projected as well as linear graphical outputs. DISCO is accessible [here] and has both internal help functions and a background descriptive paper to assist the user.  

Like its predecessor, DISCO supports user upload of data and is linked to the joint Hexacoral-LOICZ site and the US Estuaries site for direct data transfer. DISCO has the added capability of "fuzzy” clustering, which provides added power for evaluating the nature and locations of boundaries between clusters. As is the case with WLV, DISCO’s tabular output can be easily transferred to GIS software, providing enhanced display and additional analysis capabilities.




Hexacoral-LOICZ site

US Estuaries site

IHDP announces new venue and date


7th International Science Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (Open Meeting), "Social Challenges of Global Change", originally scheduled for 15-19 October 2008, will take place from April 26-30 2009 in Bonn, Germany

LOICZ supports Kids University (Kinder Uni) in Backnang, Germany

Science and management of estuaries and coasts. An event note of our corresponding Member Gerardo M. E. Perillo

Ecsa 44

The Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA) and the Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía (IADO) announce the ECSA 44 Symposium: Science and management of estuaries and coasts: