Implementation of Results (page 1 of 2)
An array of activities are planned to ensure that the near-real-time-data, data products and archival data are more widely disseminated:
- A Crisis Mitigation Hub (CMH) will be developed, allowing data analysts and end-users to share a common interface, with access to a distributed shared archive of remotely sensed data, generated by partnering ground-stations in Egypt, Turkey and the USA, with embedded analytical tools (e.g. MultiSpec; L-Thea). Such Hub would be based upon the successful Nano-Hub Model of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN), the Pharma-Hub and the Cancer-Hub, all of which utilizing the public domain Rapture Middleware software package.
- A Generally available website, to be specifically targeted to NATO countries, NATO Partner Countries and NATO Mediterranean Dialogue countries, will offer an inventory of archival data
This is to confirm that for any and all project websites, data distributions, journal publications, conference presentations, reports, monographs, training programs, course syllabi and press releases associated with ground-station systems and/or data derived from the Kamal Ewida Earth Observatory the initiating PPD, NPD or Co-PD shall acknowledge that the support of the NATO Science for Peace (SfP) Program.
The Co-Directors intend to address the implementation issue through several initiatives:
- To build upon the pre-existing relationships between the two partnering universities in Egypt and Egyptian government ministries so as to incorporate the project’s identified BMPs into standard operating procedures for disaster mitigation policies and practices.
- Purdue University will produce a video documentary of the project and its results for distribution through several channels, including NATO Science for Peace and Security, GEOSS, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), electronic Geophysical Year (eGY)-Africa, NSF National TeraGrid, USGS AmericaView, the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL), the African Association for Remote Sensing of Environment (AARSE), ISPRS, ASPRS, ISNET, and IEEE GRSS.
- Joint development (i.e. Co-Directors in USA, Turkey & Egypt) of a “Disaster Mitigation Hub” to support research, student instruction and development & dissemination of disaster mitigation decision support tools, utilizing archival and real-time remote sensing data. Specifically, “Hub” development will entail:
Amplification of Initiative 3: Creation of a Disaster Mitigation Hub.
A vital element of the proposed effort is the effective dissemination and sharing of knowledge resources - initially among the pilot institutions but ultimately within the broader community of NATO and partner countries engaged in disaster mitigation research. An effective cyberinfrastructure is needed to provide a support environment that addresses the needs of these wide-ranging, geographically dispersed scientific activities and communities. The environment must be tailored to support community access and community contributions for large data sets, data processing and visualization tools, data analysis tools, simulation tools, research findings, and knowledge discovery. To accelerate the process of providing the educational materials and research tools needed to support the work of this multidisciplinary, multinational group, the proposed effort will leverage existing HUB cyberinfrastructure developed at Purdue University.