Disaster Response and Decision Support in Partnership with the California Earthquake Clearinghouse

Friday, 19 December 2014: 11:44 AM
Anne Rosinski, California Geological Survey Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA, United States, Margaret T Glasscoe, JPL-Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, Diane Vaughan, California Emergency Management Agency - Cal EMA, Mather, CA, United States and James Morentz, JWMorentz LLC, Bethesda, MD, United States
Getting the right information to the right people at the right time is critical during a natural disaster. E-DECIDER (Emergency Data Enhanced Cyber-Infrastructure for Disaster Evaluation and Response) is a NASA decision support system designed to produce remote sensing and geophysical modeling data products that are relevant to the emergency preparedness and response communities and serve as a gateway to enable the delivery of NASA decision support products to these communities. The E-DECIDER decision support system has several tools, services, and products that have been used to support end-user exercises in partnership with the California Earthquake Clearinghouse since 2012, including near real-time deformation modeling results and on-demand maps of critical infrastructure that may have been potentially exposed to damage by a disaster. E-DECIDER’s underlying service architecture allows the system to facilitate delivery of NASA decision support products to the Clearinghouse through XchangeCore Web Service Data Orchestration that allows trusted information exchange among partner agencies. This in turn allows Clearinghouse partners to visualize data products produced by E-DECIDER and other NASA projects through incident command software such as SpotOnResponse or ArcGIS Online.