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Climate Information Management Toolkit

Award Information

Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Riverside Technologies Inc.
2950 East Harmony Road Suite 390 Fort Collins, CO 80528-3419
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Climate Information Management Toolkit
Agency / Branch: DOC / NOAA
Contract: WC133R-10-CN-0218
Award Amount: $400,000.00


The SBIR solicitation expressed the need for tools to process data from disparate sources in various formats and generate drought-relevant data products. NIDIS also recognizes a need to span organizational boundaries to provide access to integrated drought information for use in water management. The Phase I SBIR project resulted in prototype Climate Information Management Toolkit (CIMT) software that automates data collection, processing, and product generation. Phase II will focus on enhancing the prototype CIMT to a production level suitable for application by local water organizations and NIDIS. Riverside’s relationship with local, regional, and state organizations in Colorado allows for a bottom-up application of these tools, while coordinating with NIDIS pilot projects and agency efforts to meet national goals. Specific tasks include: improved implementation of existing web services, enabling new web services for important local data sets, implementing tools to compute water supply indices and triggers, and enhancing tools to consider climate change in data products. Stakeholders in the water community will have access to these tools, which can be integrated with the NIDIS Drought Portal. Riverside’s track-record with stakeholders, technical expertise, and ability to integrate with ongoing efforts provides an opportunity to demonstrate NIDIS efforts at the local level.

Principal Investigator:

Steve A. Malers
Senior Systems Engineer
(970) 484-7573

Business Contact:

Gerald N. Day
Vice President
(970) 484-7573
Small Business Information at Submission:

Riverside Technology, Inc.
3950 East Harmony Road Suite 290 Fort Collins, CO 80528-3431

EIN/Tax ID: 840979061
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No