Accession Number : ADA314797

Title :   SBIR Final Report - GIS for Marine Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DELTA DATA SYSTEMS INC PICAYUNE MS

Personal Author(s) : Risinger, Ferron ; Clark, Ren ; Earle, Marshall ; Herringshaw, Denny

PDF Url : ADA314797

Report Date : 16 SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : A SBIR Phase I project was undertaken by Delta Data Systems, Inc. and Neptune Sciences, Inc. which focused on feasibility issues relating to the development of a Marine Geographic Information System (MGIS) that could support Logistics Over the Shore (LOTS) planning and operational monitoring tasks. Significant feasibility issues such as interfacing with wave models and ancillary data integration were addressed and resolved in the Phase I effort. Phase I prototype MGIS proved that value added support to the LOTS is feasible and generates visualization of coastal environment and coastal processes from historical and contemporary (near real time) perspective. Phase I prototype proved geographic information organized in a spatial context sufficiently increases information quality and retrieval speed for supporting LOTS interactive decision making. The LOTS decision making is creditable since the decision making is a function of data availability and quality. Phase I successfully demonstrated an interchange between the Navy SURF model and a prototype MGIS. The SURF model was 'led' by MGIS and SURF model output was visualized as a map of predicted wave activity in the prototype MGIS. Bathymetry wind. tide. WDBII/DLG shoreline and surface generation provided the input data that conceptualized an integrated MGIS.

Descriptors :   *SHORES, *SURF, *GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS, VELOCITY, INPUT, OUTPUT, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, COASTAL REGIONS, DECISION MAKING, DATA MANAGEMENT, MODELS, MONITORING, REAL TIME, INTERACTIONS, NAVY, WIND, PROTOTYPES, SURFACES, BATHYMETRY, AVAILABILITY, QUALITY, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, INTEGRATION, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, INFORMATION THEORY, WAVES, TIDES.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE