Abstract Title

Session S-09F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information II

Keywords

Planning Assessment & Communication

Location

Room 602-603

Start Date

2-5-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

2-5-2014 12:00 PM

Description

The Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA®) is an online mapping tool that integrates both static and real-time data, such as Environmental Sensitivity Index maps, ship locations, weather, and ocean currents, in a centralized, easy-to-use format for environmental responders and decision makers. ERMA enables a user to quickly and securely upload, transform export, and display spatial data in a Geographic Information System (GIS) map. This allows for high-impact and fine-resolution visualization of data for solving complex environmental response and resource issues. ERMA was used to support the USCG’s “Arctic Shield” drill, September 2013. Through this exercise, ERMA was able to incorporate onboard ship information, field-collected data, photos, sensor data and other scientific input collected during the USCG Cutter HEALY cruise. The exercise has broad applicability and identified challenges for spills in remote locations as well as for processing data-intense sensor information. The presentation will focus on data sharing and collaborations in the Salish Sea.

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May 2nd, 10:30 AM May 2nd, 12:00 PM

Open Source Mapping to improve data sharing: Environmental Response Management Application

Room 602-603

The Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA®) is an online mapping tool that integrates both static and real-time data, such as Environmental Sensitivity Index maps, ship locations, weather, and ocean currents, in a centralized, easy-to-use format for environmental responders and decision makers. ERMA enables a user to quickly and securely upload, transform export, and display spatial data in a Geographic Information System (GIS) map. This allows for high-impact and fine-resolution visualization of data for solving complex environmental response and resource issues. ERMA was used to support the USCG’s “Arctic Shield” drill, September 2013. Through this exercise, ERMA was able to incorporate onboard ship information, field-collected data, photos, sensor data and other scientific input collected during the USCG Cutter HEALY cruise. The exercise has broad applicability and identified challenges for spills in remote locations as well as for processing data-intense sensor information. The presentation will focus on data sharing and collaborations in the Salish Sea.