DisasterResponse telecon 2015-11-05

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

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When: Thursday November 05, 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Pacific) / 4:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern)

Organizers: Karen Moe, Emily Law, Sean Barberie


  • Testbed update and demo
  • Testbed new proposal
  • Winter meeting session(s)
  • Other walk on topics?

To join the audio portion of the Personal Conference meeting

Link to meeting: https://esipfed.webex.com/esipfed/j.php?MTID=md6142a879e19e545f0f9b02e08968c5d

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Disaster Cluster meeting | Thur Nov 5th.

Attending: Karen Moe, Ken Keiser, Maggi Glasscoe, Lindsey Harriman, Sean Barberie, Holly Schueler, Chandra Bales, Bob Chen, Michael McEniry (UAH), Dave Jones, Kevin Ward, Rafael Ameller, Sara Graves.

Test-Bed status and demo

  • Holly will show both JPL and UAH instances of the test-bed.
  • jpl.geocollaborate.com
  • Live demo showing Nepal earthquake data
  • Very actionable tool for data visualization and response.
  • Create collaborative drawings on the fly.
  • Real-time updated data alerts in your browser.
  • UAH.geocollaborate.com
  • participants are broken up into Leaders and Followers. The Leader directs the data display and the conversation.
  • Share data layers. Followers can click on data points for information.
  • Still testing new data formats.
  • Interested in user feedback on data types that need to be supported.
  • Feature idea: draw polygon and request a population count. (possibly a good capability to add to the testbed, potentially as a pilot).
  • Can do transparency if showing multiple layers.
  • Demo during winter esip meeting!
  • on AWS
  • Bob will send info about IOS app.

Winter ESIP Meeting

  • Karen will submit a session for the Disaster Cluster to demo the testbed.
  • Community update on testbed.
  • Opportunity: All Hazards Consortium and hurricane Sandy, works with power companies and restoring power after disasters. Possible testbed proposal.
  • Invite All Hazards Consortium to our session at the winter meeting.

ESIP Trusted Datasets

  • Need to get more of a dialog going on the next steps of establishing an ESIP Trusted qualifier.
  • Can we see what FEMA currently uses to determine whether they trust a dataset?
  • Hsip database -- homeland security information partnership. Data source for useful disaster data and critical infrastructure.
  • Contact Dave for collaboration on proposal

Clearinghouse GeoConops Best Practices for 2015 https://www.geoplatform.gov/geoconops/best-practices/california-earthquake-clearinghouse

Other Items

  • Possible group meetup at AGU since we will all be there.

Notes by Sean Barberie