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A net-centric system of services model for the Integrated Earth Observation System (IEOS) and the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)
Author(s): Philip Ardanuy; Ed Bensman; Bill Bergen; Bob Chen; Frank Griffith; Cary Sutton; Carroll Hood; Adrian Ritchie; Andre Tarro
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Paper Abstract

This paper considers an evolved technique for significantly enhanced enterprise-level data processing, reprocessing, archival, dissemination, and utilization. There is today a robust working paradigm established with the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS)-NOAA/NWS's information integration and fusion capability. This process model extends vertically, and seamlessly, from environmental sensing through the direct delivery of societal benefit. NWS, via AWIPS, is the primary source of weather forecast and warning information in the nation. AWIPS is the tested and proven "the nerve center of operations" at all 122 NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) and 13 River Forecast Centers (RFCs). However, additional line organizations whose role in satisfying NOAA's five mission goals (ecosystems, climate, weather & water, commerce & transportation, and mission support) in multiple program areas might be facilitated through utilization of AWIPS-like functionalities, including the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS); National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS); Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (OAR); and the National Ocean Service (NOS). In addition to NOAA's mission goals, there are nine diverse, recommended, and important societal benefit areas in the US Integrated Earth Observation System (IEOS). This paper shows how the satisfaction of this suite of goals and benefit areas can be optimized by leveraging several key ingredients: (1) the evolution of AWIPS towards a net-centric system of services concept of operations; (2) infusion of technologies and concepts from pathfinder systems; (3) the development of new observing systems targeted at deliberate, and not just serendipitous, societal benefit; and (4) the diverse, nested local, regional, national, and international scales of the different benefits and goal areas, and their interoperability and interplay across the system of systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6296, Earth Observing Systems XI, 62960U (7 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.682888
Show Author Affiliations
Philip Ardanuy, Raytheon Information Solutions (United States)
Ed Bensman, Raytheon IIS/Space Systems (United States)
Bill Bergen, Raytheon IIS/Civil Systems (United States)
Bob Chen, Ctr. for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Frank Griffith, Raytheon IIS/Space Systems (United States)
Cary Sutton, Raytheon IIS/Space Systems (United States)
Carroll Hood, Raytheon IIS/Civil Systems (United States)
Adrian Ritchie, Raytheon AWIPS Project Office (United States)
Andre Tarro, Raytheon AWIPS Project Office (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6296:
Earth Observing Systems XI
James J. Butler, Editor(s)

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