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Enhancing Access to Scientific Models through Standard Web Services

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90672
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084813
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Global Science & Technology, Inc.
7855 Walker Drive, Suite 200 Greenbelt, MD 20770-3239
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Enhancing Access to Scientific Models through Standard Web Services
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CD73P
Award Amount: $99,883.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to investigate the feasibility and value of the "Software as a Service" paradigm in facilitating access to Earth Science numerical models. We envision providing prototype Web-based access to NASA scientific models (GEOS-5, WRF) and their results, via industry-standard service interfaces (OGC's Web Coverage Service, Web Map Service, OPeNDAP) implemented by open-source software tools such as MapServer and THREDDS. These services would allow declarative access to pre-computed model outputs, on-demand (asynchronous or synchronous) model runs, and user-customizable model workflows. These services would use the MAP Mobile Environment Workflow tool and associated templates to encapsulate details of the model software and the computing environment in which it runs. Providing these modeling capabilities as a service, through well-defined, widely-supported Web interfaces, would facilitate loosely-coupled collaborative work among different computing facilities and different disciplines; and it would broaden access to modeling beyond those already "in the know" or qualified to login to a NASA computing resource. We will conduct the study in stages, beginning with Web access to pre-stored model results, followed by on-demand model runs and culminating in service-based workflow customization.

Principal Investigator:

John Evans
Principal Investigator
3014749696
evans@gst.com

Business Contact:

Jack Kelly
Business Official
3014749696
jack.kelly@gst.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Global Science & Technology, Inc.
7855 Walker Drive, Suite 200 Greenbelt, MD 20770

EIN/Tax ID: 521701242
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No