Prototype Extension to NWS AWIPS II in Support of Collaboration with External Partners using Web Technologies

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2013 Monday, April 1
CG1 Auditoriums
Dan Schaffer

Authors: Herb Grote, Xiangbao Jing, Dan Schaffer, Joe Wakefield

Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS-II) is a multi-phase project to develop a robust and extensible system to support the entire National Weather Service (NWS) enterprise mission needs. We have developed an extension that enables two-way collaboration between forecasters working within AWIPS and external partners such as fire managers, police and other local officials using web-based devices such as tablets. The collaboration supports exchange through NWS firewall boundaries of satellite images, model forecasts, drawings of weather fronts, etc. The technologies leveraged by the extension include Google Web Toolkit, Google Maps, OpenLayers, Servlet 3.0 Asynchronous Processing, XMPP Chat Servers and Secure Shell (SSH) tunneling. We will summarize the extension architecture and provide a demonstration of capabilities.

Speaker Description: 

Dan Schaffer is a Senior Software Engineer employed by the CSU Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere.  He is deployed at the Information Systems Branch of NOAA ESRL.  He is currently working on two extended tasks for the National Weather Service AWIPS project; Hazard Services and External Collaboration.  Dan received his Bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley in Math and Computer Science and a Master's degree in Meteorology at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Previously he parallelized weather and ocean models at NASA Goddard and NOAA  Boulder and developed software used in forecast verification.

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