Bay-Delta Live is Powering Many Scientific Inquiries





The Bay-Delta Live collaborative data management platform will be included in the Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference November 15-17 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Sponsored by the Delta Stewardship Council, the Conference is a forum for presenting technical analyses and results relevant to the Delta Science Program’s mission to provide the best possible, unbiased, science-based information for water and environmental decision-making in the Bay-Delta system.

The conference aims to provide new information and syntheses to the broad community of scientists, engineers, resource managers, and stakeholders working on Bay-Delta issues.  You can meet the BDL and the 34 North team at the following presentations:

  • Special Event: The Art of Data Visualization Panel and Art Exhibition, Thursday, November 17th, 12:15-1:00 PM, Rooms 308-310.  34 North will present the Delta Historic Animation and Data Visualization via the BDL data portal and associated data and information.  Evening Exhibit is Tuesday and Wednesday, November 15 & 16, 5:15-7:15 PM, Exhibit Hall B.
  • Data Management and Tools: Connecting Scientific Research Projects and Data Through Computer Science: An Opportunity for Collaboration and Data Synthesis.  Tuesday, November 15, 1:35-3:15 PM, Rooms 311-313.  Amye Osti, 34 North will give a tour to showcase how BDL operates as a regional and landscape level tool for the scientific collaboration in the Cache Slough region.
  • Re-Envisioning the Delta with New Knowledge from the Past: Developing Photorealistic Images of the Historical Landscape to Inspire Restoration.  Tuesday, November 15 3:15, Room 314.  David Osti, 34 North, Samuel Safran, SFE, Carl Wilcox, DFW will discuss technology and new tools used to facilitate restoration.
  • California Estuary Monitoring Workgroup-Using Web Portals to Improve Scientific Understanding. Tuesday, November 15 2:15 p.m. Rooms 311-313 Kristopher Jones, California Water Quality Monitoring Council will present an example from California Estuary Portal.

The California Estuary Portal and Bay-Delta Live data platforms are used by thousands in the State of California to support scientific studies within the Sacramento-San Francisco Bay Delta to provide connections using computer science. Each platform collects extensive information including data and databases, images, reports, projects, and research focused on specific questions. Near real time data aggregated by the OpenNRM platform informs decisions about the future of this region. Through the timely sharing of data, it is possible to link and compare data collected in the different studies, avoid duplication of data, allow for near real time data analysis and decision making.

Join us and explore the process of developing this connected view of the Delta from data collection to data visualization and scientific collaboration. Lessons learned and hurdles overcome will also be shared.

To learn more about the conference visit the conference website.

Visit Bay Delta Live, click here.

If you would like to view the conference presentation, click here.