[Esip-disasters] ESIP Disasters Cluster telecom Thursday 5/2/2019 - 4pm ET & ESIP Summer Meeting plans

Karen Moe karen.moe at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 26 15:43:56 EDT 2019

Please join next Thursday to discuss our next steps on Operational Readiness Levels and related topics as we prepare for the ESIP Summer Meeting. We will track activities so please help us capture notes on our google docs page:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IfFKkRf3pzJp2I7OpCHGcpLjrh7fJ3Q7xSuAOC-K2g8/edit?usp=sharing <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IfFKkRf3pzJp2I7OpCHGcpLjrh7fJ3Q7xSuAOC-K2g8/edit?usp=sharing>

You can also read our progress on developing our next steps and preparing the session noted below which was submitted this week. 

Thursday, May 2
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> On Apr 16, 2019, at 4:02 PM, Karen Moe via Esip-disasters <esip-disasters at lists.esipfed.org> wrote:
> Dave and I looked over the notes from the March and April conference calls addressing our key topics for the ESIP Summer Meeting in Tacoma WA. Here's the draft abstract, and proposals are due April 26. Also, if we have any invited participants any travel grants are due the same April 26. We also need to layout speakers, time allocations, and determine if one 90 min session will suffice. Please share ideas and especially people to invite. We can also accommodate remote participants as needed.
> Comments welcome!
> Karen and Dave
> ESIP Summer Meeting 2019
> Theme: Increasing the Use and Value of Earth Science Data and Information
> Disaster Lifecycle Cluster session proposal 
> Title: Identifying Trusted Data Sources for Operational Decision Making & the Role of “Fitness for Use” as ORL Criteria
> The Disaster Lifecycle cluster is hosting a breakout session to explore sources of trusted datasets from various agencies and what constitutes operational readiness for these data. A key issue is how ‘Fitness for Use’ criteria can apply across ORLs, the Operational Readiness Levels. 
> With FEMA’s encouragement, collaborators at the All Hazards Consortium are “operationalizing” ORLs for data-driven decision-making support to improve situational awareness in response to power outages, transportation, fuel and lodging after major disasters. An interesting development is the need to assign fixed ORLs to datasets, rather than determining the ORL value based on specific use cases. The GIS ORL team within the Sensitive Information Sharing Environment (SISE) committee of the Fleet Response Working Group (FRWG) recognizes that latency, resolution, and coverage features have a significant impact on dataset readiness for most critical infrastructure and many weather and other EO datasets. However the inherent confusion that changing a trusted dataset’s ORL assessment creates a bigger problem for operator training and response efforts. Currently, most of their critical datasets are logistical in nature (what roads have been closed by state authorities, where can truck drivers get fuel/ food/ lodging, where are the authorized staging locations, etc.) and amenable to fixed ORLs assignments. 
> The recent wildfires in CA and associated mud and debris flows are impacting lives and property. Earthquake exercises are leading to data needs by decision makers that can drive situational awareness and decision making criteria. For example, soil condition information in burn scar areas is critical for NWS forecasters to know so they can accurately identify rainfall thresholds for issuing flood warnings in burn scar areas. 
> Looking forward to successfully using more trusted EO data for disaster operations, we plan to hear about current and planned datasets for disaster response needs. We are also seeking ways to clarify fitness for use criteria (especially latency, resolution and coverage) for these datasets that otherwise would meet the current readiness criteria of ORL1. 
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