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Building a Rice Decision Support System to Support Global Food Security and…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
124853
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S5.02
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Applied GeoSolutions
403 Kent Place NEWMARKET, NH 03857-1537
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Building a Rice Decision Support System to Support Global Food Security and Commodity Markets
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CS04P
Award Amount: $124,925.00
 

Abstract:

Rice is an important crop globally that influences food security and the Earth system. Rice is the predominant food staple in many regions with approximately 700 million tons of production annually across the globe. Rice is sensitive to a variety of drivers that can adversely impact production and efficiency including weather variability and inter-seasonal volatility, water resources, and risk management decisions (e.g., pests). Futures are a tool used to manage or hedge risk, reduce volatility, improve food security, and maximize efficiency and profit on the open market. Currently, the rice futures market has little high quality and timely information available to make strategic or application specific decisions to reduce risk and maximize profit. The global rice futures market is thinly traded causing extreme price fluctuation orders of magnitude. This innovation gap has created an opportunity to build an operational Rice Decision Support System to support the rice futures market. The overarching goal of this NASA Phase I SBIR is to evaluate the feasibility of a Rice Decision Support System (RiceDSS) to Support Global Food Security and Commodity Markets. RiceDSS brings together operational remotely sensed mapping of rice, crop production modeling, and weather forecasts to seamlessly generate near real time information on rice extent, growth stages, yield forecasts and statistical uncertainty. RiceDSS uses state-of-the-art web-GIS and mobile technologies to support visualization and delivery of information to futures markets and food security programs.

Principal Investigator:

william salas
Principal Investigator
6032925747
wsalas@agsemail.com

Business Contact:

William Salas
Business Official
6032925747
wsalas@agsemail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Geosolutions, LLC
403 Kent Place NEWMARKET, NH 03857-1537

EIN/Tax ID: 020518753
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No