TerrainWorks: The Future of Applied Watershed Science at Regional Scales
In the context of resource management and conservation, many federal, state, NGO and private organizations have similar and overlapping objectives, questions, and analysis needs. Resource management and conservation are increasingly being applied at large spatial scales (watersheds, national forests, landscapes, states, and regions) involving multiple interacting agencies and partnering stakeholders.
This evolution points to the future of applied watershed science. Learn more about that future. TerrainWorks (NetMap) embraces the future through an initiative that is built upon three key concepts:
►Developing Digital Hydroscapes of uniform data structure with advanced capabilities;
►Developing Analysis Tools (NetMap) that work within the Digital Hydroscape to support the community sharing of tools and knowledge;
►Sustaining the system over time through shared, bottom up program maintenance (user licenses).
The TerrainWorks system of analysis is provided in several formats:
(1) NetMap Tools coupled to Hydroscapes for conducting your own assessments;
(2) Completed Watershed Assessment Packages to economically support management and conservation programs and objectives;
(3) Custom Analyses that provide stakeholders with greater power, flexibility and sustainability ("living analyses").
The system is underpinned by TerrainWorks defining platform: The Digital Hydroscape
See Our Unique Approach to Analyses and Consultations
We also partner on consulting projects.
TerrainWorks Community Science & Technology
A unique and powerful aspect of TerrainWorks (NetMap) is its ability to distribute science and technology, via its digital hyroscape and Tools, to all participants, thus leveraging ideas, expertise, experience and capital. A tool built in one geographic location (say Oregon) is immediately shared among all users of NetMap.
NetMap's networking extends across large areas of the western US, Canada and into Alaska. Join the network of Digital Landscapes and tools. Check current Digital Hydroscape Coverage. No coverage? We build new.
Learn about TerrainWorks (NetMap) Applications
TerrainWorks supports numerous types of applications relevant to natural resources:
- Forestry Management
- Riparian Management
- Slope Stability
- Pre-Wildfire Planning
- Post-Wildfire Planning
- Floodplain Mapping
- Watershed Analysis
- Estuary Mapping
- Erosion/Sediment Budgets
- Climate Change Vulnerability
- Risk Data/Insurance
- Real Estate Risk Transfer
- Urban Planning
See AGU EOS article on "The Future of Applied Watershed Science at Regional Scales".