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Welcome to the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) 2018 Summer Meeting! The 2018 theme is Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years.

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Tuesday, July 17 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Operational Readiness Levels: Establishing Trusted Data to Improve Situational Awareness

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The Disasters Lifecycle cluster, in collaboration with the All Hazards Consortium, is developing Operational Readiness Levels for data-driven decision-making support to improve situational awareness. The AHC’s Sensitive Information Sharing Environment (SISE) Working Group recently communicated the ORL concept to the AHC members, including federal and state agencies as well as private sector companies supporting a broad range of emergency management services. Initial criteria for the ORLs, a flowchart assessment tool, and data examples were demonstrated. We received enthusiastic feedback on the value of the ORL concept, noting that it filled an important void. Work continues on refining strategies and criteria for assessing candidate datasets for specific operational use cases.

During this session we plan to address several challenges in meeting the trust criteria for establishing ORLs – not only for specific use cases but also across user applications and communities. Questions we expect to explore include:
• Who can set ORLs; what is ESIP’s role; how to balance data suppliers’ input from end users’ role
• How to manage ORLs to avoid confusion across user communities
• How to distinguish global issues that all users would consider criteria (e.g., security, availability, …) vs specific issues related to a specific use case
• Strategies for handling crowd-sourced information

• Enabling Discovery and Access to Trusted Data, Karen Moe/NASA ESTO Emeritus
• NASA Support of 2017 CA Wildfires: Lessons Learned, Maggi Glasscoe/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
• SISE ORL Model Implementation Approach and Pilot, Kari Hicks/Duke Energy
• Displaying ORL Levels in GeoCollaborate, Dave Jones/StormCenter Communications, Inc.
• End User Community Readiness Ranking – Augmented Metadata, Robert Downs/CIESIN Columbia Univ.

Speakers & Moderators
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Karen Moe

Emeritus, NASA ESTO
Co-chair the Disasters Lifecycle Cluster, ESIP Board Member at Large

Tuesday July 17, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
  Ventana, Working Session