Accession Number : ADA431038
Title : Examination of Chesapeake Bay Observing System for Local Environmental Data for Coast Guard Operations
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT
Personal Author(s) : Brubaker, John ; Friedrichs, Carl ; Harris, Courtney ; Shen, Jian ; Wang, Harry
Report Date : Dec 2004
Pagination or Media Count : 26
Abstract : The effective conduct of many of the U.S. Coast Guard's (USCG) missions is strongly influenced by the availability of accurate information on local environmental conditions. As an example, in search and rescue (SAR) operations, pollutant/hazardous product spill response, as well as interdiction of Law Enforcement (LE) targets (migrants, contraband), planning and execution depend on knowledge of water current velocity at the location of the incident, and on forecasts over time-scales that may range from hours to days. Through the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), guidelines are being developed for the integration and linking of environmental data into a single, integrated and sustained ocean-observing system (IOOS) that will specify standardized data formats and data access protocols that will enable system-wide data to be obtained in a consistent manner. An example of a local contributor to IOOS is the emerging Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) Chesapeake Bay Observing System (CBOS), which is described in this report. This unified approach to coastal data access is well suited to USCG needs.
Descriptors : *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , *DATA ACQUISITION , *COAST GUARD OPERATIONS , VELOCITY , OCEAN CURRENTS , MODELS , INTERDICTION , STANDARDIZATION , OCEANS , HYDRODYNAMICS , COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOLS , LAW ENFORCEMENT , DATA LINKS , USER NEEDS , INTEGRATION , OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA , RESCUES , TRACKING , HIGH RESOLUTION
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Escape, Rescue and Survival
Water Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE