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Demonstration of openNSPECT


February 24, 2011


On-line Webinar


Demonstration of openNSPECT, an Open Source Version of the Nonpoint-Source Pollution and Erosion Comparison Tool by Dave Eslinger of NOAA Coastal Services Center (February 24, 2011 at 2 pm US EDT/11 am US PDT). OpenNSPECT is a new, open-source version of the Nonpoint-Source Pollution and Erosion Comparison Tool (N-SPECT), which required ESRI ArcMap and Spatial Analyst for operation. The new version of the tool, openNSPECT, uses MapWindow (, similar to the EPA's BASINS suite of tools. OpenNSPECT helps coastal mangers and local officials investigate potential water quality impacts to rivers and streams from development, other land uses, and climate change. Users first enter information about their area (land cover, elevation, precipitation, and soil characteristics) to create the base data layer. They can then add different land cover change scenarios (such as a development) to get information about potential changes in surface water runoff, nonpoint pollution, and erosion. Learn more about N-SPECT at and OpenNSPECT at Register for the webinar at


Stephanie Robinson, Outreach Specialist

Phone: (843) 740-1174

  • Training
  • Academics
  • Coastal/Resource Managers
  • Local Government
  • Planners
  • Public Works Officials
  • Stormwater Managers
  • Non-point Source Pollution
  • Stormwater Management
  • Watershed Management
Focus Areas
    • Winter 11 (Jan - Mar)
    Leading Org.
    • NOAA Office for Coastal Management
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