Data Collection and Delivery

Platform Overview

The Data Collection and Delivery Platform helps turn data into decisions. Our broad capabilities in data development, management, analysis, and visualization help scientists and engineers realize more from their research.

Research Programs

Driving better decision making through effective use of data and information.

Developing customized software applications that allow our partners to efficiently understand data, share information, and make better decisions.

Featured Research Projects

The goal of this project was to develop a model that predicts potential beaver dam locations based on stream channel, watershed and habitat characteristics.

The ForCAST tool attempts to provide forestry professionals and land managers with an opportunity to evaluate how a changing climate and changing markets might affect Minnesota’s forests and

A website of the state's carnivore species -- from the tiny least weasel to the black bear.

Recent News

Aerial view of Camp Ripley

NRRI study maps conservation opportunities for Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape in face of climate change.

NRRI intern Megan Quade sits at a table with retired geologist Peter Jongewaard

Intern project gives data the GIS treatment for easy access to pine estimates and logging harvest activities

A group of 2 women and 3 men stand in a grouple holding a certificate

An easy-to-use online Minnesota Atlas, developed at the Natural Resources Research Institute, received recognition from the Office of the Governor as recommended by the Minnesota

A woman is outdoors releasing a drone into the air.

GIS skills and biology background come together in data delivery role for Kristi Nixon.

Man leaning over shop bench using carving tool

NRRI Scientist Will Bartsch delivers easy-access, data-driven information for good resource decision-making.

Three dimensional map showing landscape contours.

State funds development of a GIS tool that puts 400 layers of information at finger tips for better planning, management