Cloud-based Federation and Fusion of Distributed Geospatial Data Sources for Supporting Hurricane Response: Requirements, Challenges, and Opportunities

Unlike most weather events, hurricanes have the capacity to topple a large region within a span of a few days. Increasingly, preparing for and responding to a major hurricane event involves intensive collaborations between multiple agencies and organizations, some of them are geographically distant. To facilitate large-scale collaborations, technology is required that enables data at multiple sites, often geospatially coded, to be interlinked and presented as a unified source, allowing stakeholders to perform integrative analyses. However, such collaborations are often hampered by several obstacles: (1) Agencies and utility owners are often reluctant to openly share their own data sets due to their concerns on data security; (2) Sharing and moving of large-scale data sets are difficult, especially over the internet; and (3) Lack of data management solutions that are both scalable and distributed to accommodate various integrative analysis needs. As the result, integrative analyses of system vulnerabilities and system-level planning on response and recovery actions are often not possible.


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  • Accession Number: 01502399
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC16, CAIT-UTC-047
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 24 2013 1:00AM