34 North Showcases BDL at the Bay Delta Science Conference

34 North will be a headlining speaker at the Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference, “Science for Solutions: Linking Data and Decisions”, held by the Delta Stewardship Council November 15-17 this year. 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.

34 North’s CEO Amye Osti and President David Osti will demonstrate their innovations in data visualization and management through the following activities:

  1. 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 BayDeltaLive data platform and associated data and information.  Evening Exhibit is Tuesday and Wednesday, November 15 & 16, 5:15-7:15 PM, Exhibit Hall B.
  2. 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 will give a tour to showcase how BayDeltaLive is used as a regional and landscape level tool for the scientific collaboration in the Cache Slough region.
  3. Poster sessions for Bay Delta Live and My Water Quality Portals: November 15-17th, all day.
  4. 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 of 34 North, Samuel Safran of San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) and Carl Wilcox of California Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss technology and new tools used to facilitate restoration of the Delta.

34 North has been a part of the effort to provide a solution for data sharing between entities to keep data as current and near real time as possible to enable adaptive management actions. 34 North has extended the California Estuary and BayDeltaLive data platforms to support scientific studies within the Sacramento-San Francisco Bay Delta and provide a lens into each project as well as try to provide connections using computer science. Each platform will collect extensive information including databases, images, reports, presentations, and manuscripts focused on specific research questions. Near real time data collected on the platform will inform decisions about the future of this region. Through the timely sharing of data, it will be possible to link and compare data collected in different studies, avoid duplication of data, allow for near real time data analysis and provide updates outside of the normal quarterly report format.

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 be also shared.