Varsom Regobs is a tool in the Varsom-platform which facilitates registering and sharing observations, also via API. Varsom Regobs is used for the snow avalanche-, landslide-, lake ice- and flood- warning systems at Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate. Varsom Regobs is used by private persons and for organisations that are doing hazard assessments.
The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) is a directorate under the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Varsom Regobs is a service delivered by NVE and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
The Varsom Regobs observations are treated as fresh data. After a registering of an observation is done it is available for all to read. Observations can be edited or deleted within 48 hours after they are registered.
Use the observations and maps in Varsom Regobs at your own risk.
Data on Varsom Regobs are produced by the users of Varsom Regobs and are available 'as is'. They may contain errors and omissions. NVE makes no warranties as for the currency of the information and does not take responsibility if the data results in incorrect or misleading information.
The number of stars (1–5) describes the level of competence of the person providing observations. Without stars, competence is unknown or low.
Your nickname is visible for all, and associates you with the observation you are registering. It is up to you if your nickname reveals who you are, or if you pick a nickname that makes you anonymous. You can change your nickname at any time.
A user can delete their NVE account. If that is done, the nickname of the observations registered by this user will be changed to “anonymous”. The observations will remain available in Regobs.
When you use data, you should refer to the licensee as far as possible. For example: Varsom Regobs data should be shown together with the Varsom logo, followed by a text. When using Varsom Regobs data from a specific source, for example an image or an observation, you should refer to the photographer or observer, respectively. Varsom-logos can be accessed here. When using the data, you should as far as possible link to the NVE services (Varsom Regobs, Varsom Abonner, Skredregistrering and Sildre).
You automatically accept that your contribution of data to the NVE services can be reused by others, given the conditions for the services (regobs.no and skredregistrering.no). As a user you need to make sure you have the rights for the images you upload in the NVE services. This includes copyright and consent from persons pictured in the images. Uploading images of articles or other content restricted by paywall is prohibited. NVE recommends limited use of images where persons can be recognised. You accept images to be reused when publishing images on observations in Varsom Regobs (licensed under NLOD)
Contact NVE if you observe information or observations in the NVE services with big mistakes, illegal content or offensive content. If you do so we are able to remove this content.
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