TENERA has used the mapping and visual power of GIS in nearly every Tenera project since 1996. The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has become an indispensable tool for environmental management and planning applications. A GIS uses sophisticated geographic software to process data that has a spatial component. When data are entered into a GIS they are stored in layers that allow the user to combine the spatial elements of a map with the information capabilities of a database.

  Tenera's experience with ESRI's ArcGIS applications, the standard for GIS mapping and spatial data analysis, and Global Positioning System (GPS) instruments, has enhanced our ability to provide solid resource planning, project mapping, and analysis to assist our clients in addressing diverse environmental issues.

  Tenera has used GIS to generate spatial databases for a wide variety of projects. Tenera can combine base data derived from existing and archived sources with today's current digital information data sources to create a cost-effective integrated solution for project-specific answers for management and planning.

GIS related studies completed by TENERA Environmental include:
  • Minerals Management Service (MMS) - "California Coastal Marine Habitats GIS"
      See Maps and Tables
  • Eelgrass and Caulerpa Studies and Remediation
  • Los Vaqueros Reservior Acoustic Fish Survey
  • Sedimentation Studies at Port San Luis Harbor, CA
  • Thermal Assessment for Power Plant Discharges
  • Bathymetry Mapping and Change Analysis Over Time
  • Marine Mammal and Endangered Species Monitoring Projects

Additional link to the San Luis Obispo GIS User Group website
SLO GIS Users Group Site

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Post oil spill sampling in Alaska
Monitoring sand levels for Avila Beach oil cleanup
Morro Bay Power Plant

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