Climate Impact Visualization Tools Using Virtual 3D City for Community Based Planning and Outreach

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Amount:
$95,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
WC-133R-13-CN-0083
Agency Tracking Number:
13-037
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
9.3.1R,C
Solicitation Number:
NOAA-2013-1
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855-2737
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
161911532
Principal Investigator:
Jakob Henriksson
Research Scientist
(301) 294-4253
jhenriksson@i-a-i.com
Business Contact:
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes an innovative visualization tool that transforms online GIS mappers into a climate impact assessment and planning tool that allows planners to visualize the impact of storm surges with sea level rise and coastal erosion using a 3D virtual city. The goal is to assist planners and emergency services to adapt to climate change at three tiers: i) Tier 3 (Long-term Planning & Near-term Mitigation): facilitate city planning, zoning, and building code decisions, and mitigation plans such as levees and barriers for existing structures, ii) Tier 2 (Readiness): facilitate in developing mitigations actions to minimize the extent of material damage from a forecast weather even within 120 hours of landfall, and iii) Tier 1 (Response): establish a community-based tiered communication mechanism (built on the top Commercial Mobiles Alert System (CMAS)/Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) systems) to plan for efficient use of limited emergency service resources within 48 hours of storm landfall. Key features are: the use of Unity 3D Game Engine based visualization, integration with SLOSH generated storm surge data, coastal inundation model, and community based outreach tool.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government