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ESRL Global Systems Division NOAA Environmental Information Services (NEIS) N-Wave Stakeholder Meeting May 22nd, 2012 Jebb Q Stewart NOAA/OAR/ESRL/GSD.

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1 ESRL Global Systems Division NOAA Environmental Information Services (NEIS) N-Wave Stakeholder Meeting May 22nd, 2012 Jebb Q Stewart NOAA/OAR/ESRL/GSD

2 ESRL Global Systems Division What is NEIS? -- A framework of layered services designed to help NOAA’s mission by facilitating the discovery, access, integration, and understanding of all NOAA data (past, present, and future).

3 ESRL Global Systems Division Biological Chemical Physical 3 Biological, Chemical, and Physical data are all interrelated Carbon Tracker FIM Data Integration

4 ESRL Global Systems Division xkcd.com THREDDSLASERDDAP Google EarthNASA World WindGeoPortal MERMAidREVERBiRODS Grads Data ServerOGC Services More… Lots of Great Technology Exists.

5 ESRL Global Systems Division NEIS Concept Take advantage of existing technology where we can to quickly find and access to data 100 of years in the past to 100 years in the future, from the top of the atmosphere to the bottom of the ocean in a single application. Framework provides capability to answer questions that require data from different data sources.

6 ESRL Global Systems Division New Visualization Tools 6 ESRL Global Systems Division TerraViz – Created by GSD A system developed from the ground up by GSD based on Unity3D. There are no licensing restrictions in distributing the TerraViz executable. Unity3D is a well supported commercial game and data visualization engine with 750,000 active users Unity/C# is designed for 3D development, making it easy to create multiple views, create 3D meshes representing environmental objects, etc. Develop once, then will run under Windows, Mac, web browsers, iPhones, iPads, Android devices, and even game systems (Wii, Xbox 360, etc.) We can modify the user interface and add any feature we need. TerraViz Handles millions of polygons and performs quickly TerraViz is one possible visualization tool built to develop, test, and showcase NEIS framework.

7 ESRL Global Systems Division Data are ever increasing in size. New Polar Orbiting NPP data (~ 4 TB / day) GOES-R New Global Forecast Models, rapidly increasing in size. We want to: Minimize data we transfer. Avoid data duplication. Make data appear local to users. Allow users to collaborate. Dealing with Big Data ESRL Global Systems Division

8 Build new Graphical User Interface system integrating and leveraging new and emerging technologies to meet NEIS goal ‘any data, any location, any platform, now’ Perform processing within cloud environment and with high speed connectivity to data sources (N-Wave), taking advantage of large processing power within clouds. Send graphics and server side processed/rendered/streamed data to GUI, improving bandwidth utilization. Take advantage of fast networking to make remote requests and processing appear like local application. Similar to how the new Amazon Silk Browser works. Looking to the Future ESRL Global Systems Division

9 Demonstration

10 ESRL Global Systems Division Questions?

11 ESRL Global Systems Division Backup Slides

12 ESRL Global Systems Division 12 NEIS – Features Integrates data from disparate data sources synchronized both temporally and geospatially. Quick access data through time using “Time Wheel” with dynamic time striding.

13 ESRL Global Systems Division 13 NEIS - Features 3D KML with Metadata overlays Integrated data plotting

14 ESRL Global Systems Division 14 NEIS - Features Annotation – Basic drawing capabilities Multiuser/Collaboration – real time screen sharing with web cams

15 ESRL Global Systems Division 15 NEIS - Future What’s next? Understand more data access protocols. Eventually support ERDDAP and variety of OGC services Cross Service Processing Continued improvement for data discovering and searching More …

16 ESRL Global Systems Division NEIS/TerraViz in Action TerraViz – Developed by GSD is a show case of NEIS capabilities


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