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Geospatial Database for Storm Risk Assessment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contract: WC-133R-15-CN-0090
Agency Tracking Number: 14-2-043
Amount: $399,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.4.1D
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-08-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-08-18
Small Business Information
2950 East Harmony Road Ste# 390
Fort Collins, CO 80528
United States
DUNS: 139725865
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 George Smith, PhD
 Senior Program Manager
 (970) 484-7573
Business Contact
 Douglas Greer
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (970) 484-7573
Research Institution

In Phase I, Riverside investigated the need for increased access to NCDC storm data using web Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to connect severe weather and socioeconomic information. The focus of Phase I was to design and validate an architecture that specifies the methods through which the NCDC Storm data can be programmatically accessed, processed, and displayed in easy to use interfaces. Phase I market research verified the need for tools and software algorithms for accessing the NCDC data combined with socioeconomic data for the purpose of risk identification and assessment. We have designed a software product to move customers through the process of scoping and identifying climate-and weather-based risks to assets of interest. Through discussions with potential customers we have identified prospective markets for our proposed products. For Phase II, we have identified seven main objectives to create a commercially viable product. These objectives are: Refine Product Requirements, Develop User Interface, Develop API, Acquire Data, Incorporate Additional Datasets, Develop Workflow Framework, and Create Risk Assessment and Calculation Tools.

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