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Global Maritime Forum 2016

The 2016 Global Maritime Forum (GMF) Workshop was held on November 15-16, 2016 at the University of Washington. The theme of the 2016 GMF was “Challenges and Opportunities of Current & Emergent Maritime Capabilities: Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Policy.” The GMF, sponsored by the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO), highlighted the policy implications...

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Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure: Post-Disaster, Rapid Response Research (RAPID) Facility

The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) will be supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a distributed, multi-user national facility that will provide the natural hazards research community with access to research infrastructure that will include earthquake and wind engineering experimental facilities, cyberinfrastructure, computational modeling and simulation tools, and research data, as well...

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Simulation-Based Hypothesis Testing of Socio-Technical Community Resilience Using Distributed Optimization and Natural Language Processing

Critical infrastructures, such as electric, manufacturing, and financial systems, are key to the functioning of society and the health of communities. The new knowledge from this project will improve the design and management of critical infrastructure to build resilience in the face of minor disruptions and large disasters. The project focuses on the social and...

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Modeling Post-Disaster Housing Recovery Integrating Performance Based Engineering and Urban Simulation

Following natural disasters in the United States, federal, state and local government officials must facilitate the recovery of the functionality and well-being of the affected communities. The housing sector plays a vital role in recovery because schools, businesses, neighborhoods and community-based organizations all rely on residents having healthy living conditions so that they can remain...

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Effective Preparedness Messaging

In collaboration with the “Global Disaster Preparedness Center”(GDPC) at the Red Cross, CoSSaR is working to enhance the design and delivery of information to motivate and enable people to take actions to prepare for and cope with emergency situations. This work focuses on the need to diversify delivery methods of preparedness messaging for different demographics...

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Traffic Incident Management

In collaboration with the Mobility Innovation Center (MIC) and Challenge Seattle, CoSSaR is working to enhance the design and delivery of an enhanced traffic incident management (TIM) system and related services for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the city of Seattle. In the larger scheme, these services will enhance the capabilities of...

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CANUS

Today’s maritime law enforcement and security organizations face unprecedented challenges in the current complex and hostile world in effectively accomplishing their mission. There is a critical need to effectively and rapidly develop, exploit, and disseminate intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services/products to the Federal, local, state, tribal, territorial, international, private and public (FSLTIPP) maritime community, and...

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Cascadia Rising, Information Sharing and Interoperability

Cascadia Rising was a multi-State effort involving agencies across federal, state, local, tribal, international and private sectors in a set of exercises centering around a 9.0 subduction zone earthquake and subsequent 100-foot tsunami. The main exercise, led by the Washington State Emergency Management Division, took place over four days (June 7, 2016 through June 10,...

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Project Interoperability In Puget Sound (PIPS)

In the wake of September 11th the US government underscored the importance of information sharing and integration to prevent future major attacks. As the 9/11 Commission put it, “The importance of integrated, all-source analysis cannot be overstated. Without it, it is not possible to ‘connect the dots.’ No one component holds all the relevant information.”...

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MOISA 2: Fostering Regional Partnerships and Innovation for Maritime Security, Safety, and Resilience

The second year of the Maritime Operational Information Sharing Analysis project (MOISA 2) was conducted from October 2014 through September 2015. MOISA 2 built on the understanding and analysis of the Puget Sound information sharing environment (ISE) and the operational practices of Federal, state, local, tribal, international, public and private regional partners (the FSLTIPP) gained...

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