Beijing Aquarium Finds Clarity in Analytics

The Beijing Aquarium is home to a pod of rare beluga whales. High turbidity in the beluga tanks– a quality linked to animal activity – means low visibility. And low visibility means aquarium visitors won’t be able to see the belugas. Moreover, maintaining constant high-visibility conditions is expensive and requires high energy consumption. A series […]

Groundwater Reclassification Improves Timeliness After Lean Event

Current issues with the reclassification process for contaminated groundwater includes: lacks clarity takes too long improper submittal of information and materials re-do loops are common process lacks definition and transparency inconsistent portrayal, distribution and use of the mapped data after reclassification  The goal of the lean event was to improve timeliness of reclassifications, increase transparency, […]

River Programs at Iowa DNR Reviewed During Value Stream Mapping Event

The objective of the Value Stream Mapping event for the Iowa DNR was to understand existing priorities, basic functions, associated partners and audiences for each of the river programs in the Department. They developed a transformation plan that included website updates, health alerts, modeling and flood recovery programs. Download the report out presentation at: https://dom.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2016/11/DNR-Iowa-River-Programs-Report-Out-2015-02-12.pdf

National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientists examine nuances of solar energy systems

Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO, aim to optimize the use of solar energy, and JMP® statistical discovery software from SAS helps them hit the mark. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientists use the scripting and data mining capabilities of JMP® to gauge the performance of solar energy […]

San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project Uses Statistical Methods to Control Growth That Threatens Native Species

Sixty thousand acres of shoreline biodiversity was being threatened by an invasive plant. The impact of the invasive plant needed to be measured and restoration success needed to be monitored. JMP® was used for visualization and analysis of the data gathered in monitoring and measuring the efficacy of the control work. As a result, the invasive […]