Ecosystem Assessment is identified as a high priority for NANOOS by our users and stakeholders. As such, NANOOS is dedicated to contributing information that contributes to understanding, monitoring, and managing such ecosystem topics as coastal and estuarine water quality, Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), coastal and estuarine hypoxia, ocean acidification, and characterizing the physical, chemical, and biological properties of our waters.
Currently, NANOOS provides time-series and real-time observations and data products used by resource managers, environmental quality and ecology agencies, and local resource divisions to evaluate and in some cases forecast these priority ecosystem issues. NANOOS is also presently engaged with the Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) community in Oregon and Washington to provide data products that will support decision-making efforts in the region.
Areas of Emphasis
Fisheries & Biodiversity
Harmful Algal Blooms
Coastal and Estuarine Hypoxia
Water Quality for Shellfish Growers
Coastal & Marine Spatial Planning
Related NANOOS Products
CRITFC Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction Program (CMOP)
Near real-time data, forecasts, and climatological maps of physical and biogeochemical parameters in the Columbia River estuary, near plume, and coastal margins of Oregon and Washington.
High-Frequency (HF) Radar Surface Currents
Observations of daily averaged ocean surface current speed and direction for the Oregon coast.
NANOOS Visualization System (NVS)
The NANOOS Visualization System (NVS) provides easy access to forecast and observation data across a wide range of assets such as buoys, shore and land stations, high-frequency radar, and satellites.
OSU Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) Surface Fields
Forecast map of water temperature and surface currents for the Oregon and SW Washington Coast.
Puget Sound Networked Profiling Buoy
Data from a profiling buoy located at Point Wells (north of Seattle). The sensor package measures a depth profile of oceanographic variables every hour from the sea surface to the sea bed.
Puget Sound ORCA
Oceanic Remote Chemical Analyzer (ORCA) measures physical, chemical, and biological water characteristics in Hood Canal.
Salish Cruise Data
Over ten years of processed PRISM cruise data starting in December 1998 to most recently processed from numerous Puget Sound locations. Data types include fluorescence, salinity, density, water temperature, transmissivity, and oxygen.
Water Quality Data for Shellfish Growers
Real-time Water Quality Data for Shellfish Growers. A pilot project between NANOOS and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.
NANOOS members involved in this effort include:
Oregon Health and Sciences University
VENUS Observatory, Ocean Networks Canada
Western Association of Marine Laboratories
NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation & Development
Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group
National Observing System Partners
Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT)
Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA)
Integrated Ocean Observing System IOOS