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Virtual Columbia river

The Virtual Columbia River is a skill-assessed 4D (space-time) simulation environment that offers multiple representations of circulation processes, variability and change across river-to-shelf scales. Circulation includes water levels, salinity, temperature, and velocities. Products include: daily forecasts, decade-scale retrospective simulation databases, climatological atlas, and on-demand particle tracking. This is tool is hosted by the Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction (CMOP) hosted at Oregon Health and Science University in partnership with Oregon State University and University of Washington.
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NANOOS NVS Weather & Ocean Data

The Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS) is the Regional Association of the national Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) in the Pacific Northwest, primarily Washington and Oregon. NVS provides NANOOS information and products related to weather and ocean data.
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Ocean Observatories Initiative Data Portal

The National Science Foundation-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) is an integrated infrastructure program composed of science-driven platforms and sensor systems that measure physical, chemical, geological and biological properties and processes from the seafloor to the air-sea interface.Over 200 unique data products are measured or derived from the nearly 75 models of specialized instrumentation used in the OOI from the air-sea interface, seafloor/crust, and water column. This data is accessible from the OOI data portal.
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Oregon Water Quality Monitoring Data Portal

This Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) data portal provides public read-only access to water quality monitoring data through the State of Oregon. Water quality data posted on this website were generated to satisfy specific data quality objectives for the programs and projects under which they were generated. A portion of the samples were analyzed and/or collected by organizations other than DEQ.
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NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center

The NWFSC's mission is to conduct the science necessary to conserve marine and anadromous species and their habitats off the Washington, Oregon, and northern California coasts and in freshwater rivers of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Their research provides reliable, relevant, and credible information to help decision-makers and natural resource managers build sustainable fisheries, recover endangered and threatened species, maintain healthy ecosystems, and protect human health. Research, publications, data products and tools, and other resources are accessible from this website.

Tillamook County Coastal Futures Project

ENVISION case study for a spatially explicit, multiparadigm modeling framework for analysis of coupled natural/human systems and alternative future scenarios. The project involves projecting the evolving probabilities of coastal flooding and erosion, and the associated vulnerability of Tillamook County communities to that future flooding and erosion.
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2013-2015
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DOGAMI Lidar Viewer

This interactive map allows you to view 9 ft resolution lidar data for portions of the state of Oregon. Lidar (light detection and ranging) is a tool that provides very precise, accurate, and high-resolution images of the surface of the earth, man-made infrastructure, and vegetation. In 2007, the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) formed the Oregon Lidar Consortium (OLC) to develop cooperative agreements for the collection of high-quality lidar that benefits the public at large, the business community, and agencies at all levels of government. The Lidar Data Viewer interactive map shows the current extent of lidar data for the state of Oregon, including downloadable data by 7.5 minute USGS quadrangle. The data are maintained by DOGAMI.
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Conservation Efforts Database

The Conservation Efforts Database (CED) is an online tool to efficiently capture the conservation plans and actions being implemented throughout the sagebrush ecosystem for greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) and other species that rely on sagebrush habitats. The CED is capable of (1) allowing multiple-users to enter data from different locations, (2) uploading and storing documents, (3) linking conservation actions to one or more threats (one-to-many relationships), (4) reporting functions that would allow summaries of the conservation actions at multiple scales (e.g., management zones, populations, or priority areas for conservation), and (5) accounting for actions at multiple scales from small easements to statewide planning efforts. Developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and Landscape Conservation Cooperative Network.
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2017
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BLM Landscape Approach Data Portal

Data, Maps, and Models from the Bureau of Land Management's Landscape Approach Initiatives. Data and information that supports environmental impact statements (EIS) and resource management plans (RMP) for the Greater Sage-Grouse are also accessible from this portal.
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Sage-Grouse Development Registry

As part of the SageCon partnership, Oregon committed to limiting the amount of human development within sage grouse core habitat in an effort to conserve the species. On September 16, 2015, Governor Brown signed Executive Order 15-18 which directed the OR Dept. of Land Conservation & Development (DLCD) to maintain a central registry of development on all lands within sage grouse habitat in coordination with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and county governments. The central registry must use the adopted baseline level of development within each Priority Area for Conservation (PAC) and track the location and extent of new development in each PAC over time.

Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 660-023-0115 identifies significant sage grouse habitat and directs counties to apply a hierarchy of mitigation to land use proposals. The rule also establishes a metering mechanism that allows only 1% of each PAC to be developed per 10-year increment, and establishes a hard ceiling that would not allow human-caused development to ever occupy more than 3% of any PAC. This tool shows the human development within the sage grouse PACs. Users can run a report to see the amount of development relative to the 1% and 3% development thresholds.

The public viewer was created for informational purposes only. The development projects and baseline data are not suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Please see the county planning department or the local BLM office for questions related to development projects in the registry. Only authorized users are permitted to add new development projects into the registry. For questions regarding authorized access to the registry, contact DLCD @ 503-373-0050.

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2017
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