Event Title

Improving access to ocean and coastal data for shellfish growers, maritime operators, fishers, shoreline planners and the public: How the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems serves the U.S. Pacific Northwest

Presentation Abstract

The Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS), the regional association of U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (U.S. IOOS) for the United States Pacific Northwest, developed its NANOOS Visualization System (NVS - http://nvs.nanoos.org/) to provide users with a rich interface to access observations, forecasts, and satellite overlays from a wide range of ocean and coastal assets in a user-friendly format. The NVS interface is available via the web, on tablets and smart phones, and other devices. While this is a major service to our various user groups, we note that the rich assortment of data streams NANOOS has been able to harness can be overwhelming to users. Our more recent developments with NVS focus on an improved interface for access to ocean and coastal data and models that allows user interface applications (apps) for specific user groups. The technical structure of NVS was made in way that it simplifies the process for developing new and more targeted web apps, saving time and money to program and design apps in the future, thus enabling NANOOS to develop applications tailored to meet specific user needs more readily. We will demonstrate this process for the NVS “Shellfish Growers” app, but also show the diversity of other apps developed in the same manner.

Session Title

Session S-08F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information I

Conference Track

Planning Assessment & Communication

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2014 : Seattle, Wash.)

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Start Date

1-5-2014 5:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 6:30 PM

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Room 6C

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Improving access to ocean and coastal data for shellfish growers, maritime operators, fishers, shoreline planners and the public: How the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems serves the U.S. Pacific Northwest

Room 6C

The Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS), the regional association of U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (U.S. IOOS) for the United States Pacific Northwest, developed its NANOOS Visualization System (NVS - http://nvs.nanoos.org/) to provide users with a rich interface to access observations, forecasts, and satellite overlays from a wide range of ocean and coastal assets in a user-friendly format. The NVS interface is available via the web, on tablets and smart phones, and other devices. While this is a major service to our various user groups, we note that the rich assortment of data streams NANOOS has been able to harness can be overwhelming to users. Our more recent developments with NVS focus on an improved interface for access to ocean and coastal data and models that allows user interface applications (apps) for specific user groups. The technical structure of NVS was made in way that it simplifies the process for developing new and more targeted web apps, saving time and money to program and design apps in the future, thus enabling NANOOS to develop applications tailored to meet specific user needs more readily. We will demonstrate this process for the NVS “Shellfish Growers” app, but also show the diversity of other apps developed in the same manner.