Event-Driven Cyberinfrastructure Technologies Supporting the Disaster Life Cycle

Monday, 15 December 2014
Sara J Graves, Manil Maskey and Ken Keiser, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States
The cyberinfrastructure components to be discussed include Event-Driven Data Delivery (ED3) and Data Albums. These are complementary technologies that combine to provide comprehensive access to timely and relevant data for disaster events. ED3 provides a cyber framework that allows situational awareness and decision systems to prepare data plans consisting of data access, generation, workflows, etc., that meet the users’ data needs in the event of a future disaster event. Data Albums provides a resulting container of relevant data and functionality for an overall information package for a specific event. The combination of these technologies provides useful data capabilities as part of the disaster life cycle.