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Anticipatory Analytics for Environmental Stressors: An open community platform for accelerating environment and security research and development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W912HZ-19-C-0005
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7310
Amount: $999,971.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17A-T021
Solicitation Number: 17.A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-12-31
Small Business Information
2155 Jackson Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
United States
DUNS: 047808196
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Thomas M Parris
 (802) 864-2999
Business Contact
 Thomas Parris
Phone: (802) 864-2999
Research Institution
 The Trustees of Columbia University In the City of New York
 Maribel Respo Maribel Respo
615 West 131st Street Room 254, Mail Code 8725
New York, NY 10027
United States

 (845) 365-8829
 Nonprofit College or University

Environment-security researchers and practitioners must overcome several technical challenges in the course of their efforts. In the absence of an open-community platform, each researcher or institution compiles and curates their own data repositories, analytical tools, and computational environments. This results in significant duplication of effort, limits the replication and validation of research, and diminishes the interoperability of analytic tools. These characteristics slow the pace of progress and innovation. However, there is often a high degree of commonality between independent efforts since they all face similar challenges. The purpose of this Phase II STTR effort is to address these common community needs by designing and implementing an open-source community platform for environment-security analysis. This platform will become a community venue with tools to: acquire and maintain frequently used environment-security datasets, harmonize and perform exploratory analysis on these disparate datasets, and perform integrated analyses. Furthermore, the open-source structure of the effort will encourage others to contribute components that will enhance the capabilities of the platform over time. Ultimately, this work will accelerate environment-security research and application by reducing barriers to entry, improving the replicability of research, enhancing interoperability between tools and methods, and facilitating interdisciplinary integration and analysis.

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