ESIP Funds StormCenter Communications

StormCenter Communications has been awarded a grant from the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP Federation) Products and Services Committee to launch additional instances of its GeoCollaborate technology, to enable increased data sharing and collaboration. This will provide NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and other partners the ability to test, display and share various data products to support decision making.

StormCenter will work closely with JPL, the State of California and the City of Houston, TX to accelerate the use of earthquake and tsunami information across multiple federal and state agencies. The grant also provides support for StormCenter to work with the UAH to create real-time event-driven geospatial ‘Data Albums’ driven by ontologies that can be applied to any environmental threat.

The ESIP Disaster Life Cycle Cluster coordinates efforts among data providers, managers and developers of disaster response systems and tools, and end-user communities within ESIP. Working together with the ESIP Disaster Lifecycle Cluster, StormCenter plans to evolve data products for community resilience and disaster applications.

The Foundation for Earth Science provides management and infrastructure support to the ESIP Federation.