|Federal, state, tribal, and local agencies depend on the E-Enterprise Community Inventory Platform (EECIP) to share innovative ideas and success stories. EECIP relies on four cornerstones: enter and share information, solve problems, save time and money, and build community.
To inform and inspire potential new users from the E-Enterprise partnership as well as the broader government community, EECIP produced a short promotional video highlighting the value and function of the platform. The video was streamed during the March 23-24 E-Enterprise Leadership Council meeting. Concurrently, the E-Enterprise Regional Coordinators have been working to enhance EPA’s use of EECIP by encouraging new registrants, increasing projects posted, and spreading the word about innovative opportunities. EPA, states, and tribes are encouraged to regularly log in to EECIP to engage with environmental professionals across agencies on a range of issues.
A recent addition to EECIP is Region 1’s Success Stories StoryMap. Visit the EECIP Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collaboration Project Page to learn more about one of the stories highlighted in the StoryMap and find out how your agency’s strategies related to monitoring and managing harmful algal blooms compare to those of Region 1.
Additionally, if you are interested in purchasing a new low-cost sensor or monitor for your air or water program, you can utilize EECIP’s Advanced Monitoring Scan & Screen Network & Technology Clearinghouse webpage. Here you will find a recently updated list of low-cost sensors and monitors used by your state, local, and tribal colleagues, along with contact information. Now you can reach out to them and learn firsthand about their experiences or troubleshoot problems you are having with a specific device. Originally developed by the now-sunset E-Enterprise Advanced Monitoring Strategy & Implementation Team, the list has evolved to offer new functionalities. Navigating the world of low-cost sensors and monitors isn’t easy; reaching out to colleagues and learning about their experiences may help you find clarity in the deluge of devices. You can rest assured that the list is up-to-date. ECOS incorporates new information as it becomes available and systematically updates this list every six months in January and June.
For more information about registering for and using EECIP, contact Paulina Lopez-Santos of ECOS. For more information on the Advanced Monitoring Scan & Screen Network & Technology Clearinghouse webpage or to add or update the listed information for your agency, contact Kelly Poole of ECOS. For more information on how EPA is planning to enhance its use of EECIP, please contact Whitney Rawls at EPA.