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Real-Time COAST Visualization and Collaboration

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Real-Time COAST Visualization and Collaboration
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CH53P
Award Amount: $97,954.00


Much of the earth science research data available is shared across departments and agencies and often made available to the public. But sharing isn't enough. As federal organizations increasingly consult one another for expertise, the need for functional platforms that foster collaboration becomes vital.The proposed innovation aims to develop the tools for open source geobrowsers, specifically: COAST (Coastal On-line Assessment and Synthesis Tool) and NASA's World Wind Java (WWJ), to communicate over local networks and the Internet to create a real collaborative experience over computer desktops, greatly increasing the quality of the decision support tools available to government agencies and emergency management, especially when it is most needed: just after a disaster has struck.The ultimate objective would be to develop a fully interoperable virtual "geo-collaboration environment" of software and hardware that delivers accurate information on emerging situations while collaborating with distributed partners, advisors, specialists and authorities in various jurisdictions.

Principal Investigator:

Rafael Ameller
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Dave F. Jones
President and CEO
Small Business Information at Submission:

StormCenter Communications, Inc.
MD Baltimore, MD 21227-3863

EIN/Tax ID: 522325987
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No