NOAA EDMW 2022 has ended

Envisioning the Future of the NOAA Data Enterprise

September 12-16, 2022


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The Workshop featured a diverse group of sessions and presentations that cover NOAA’s strategic goals. In addition, ‘Workshop Wednesday’ provided multiple opportunities to learn about techniques, tools, and experiences that help us achieve our data and strategic goals.

We would like to especially thank everyone who submitted sessions and abstracts! This workshop wouldn’t be possible without the great submissions from our colleagues!


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Wednesday, September 14 • 10:00am - 11:30am
NWS Expands Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Dissemination Capabilities on the Public Cloud; The NOAA High Tide Flooding Outlook Goes GeoSpatial

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Session Recording Here

The NWS Dissemination Office has spent the last 18 months migrating a majority of it’s Geographic Information System (GIS) portfolio to the public cloud. Included in these efforts were mirroring our Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant web services to the public cloud, following the NWS 10-102 directive for experimental to operational status for the NWS National GIS Map Viewer, “the Viewer.” and implementing in a secure hosting environment. The Viewer is an interactive tool for communicating data visually for decision support which NWS partnered with the National Ocean Service Office of Response and Restoration (NOS ORR) to leverage code developed for the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMAⓇ) and to collaborate on future enhancements to these cloud hosted applications. NWS also migrated Damage Assessment Toolkit from USGS AWS cloud to NOAA managed AWS cloud. Attendees of this session will see examples of the NWS suite of public cloud hosted GIS capabilities for communicating weather impacts and potential impacts with our partners as well as hearing lessons learned from creating a secure public facing cloud based GIS environment.
"Each year, NOAA’s National Ocean Service provides a State of High Tide Flooding Outlook to inform the Nation of the potential for high tide flooding (HTF) expected at the coast. This annual assessment predicts when tides will breach the HTF threshold of 1.75 to 2 feet above the daily average high tide. As sea level rise continues, damaging floods that decades ago happened only during a storm, now happen more regularly, particularly during a full-moon tide and with a change in prevailing winds or currents. High tide flooding affects coastal infrastructure and natural systems alike, making the Outlook an invaluable decision support tool for mitigating the impacts of high tide flooding.

To make the science behind each projection more tangible and its data more accessible, the High Tide Flooding Outlook is being enhanced. What was once a static PDF will now be an interactive geospatial dashboard with regional map projections, coastal inundation thresholds, animated data visualizations through time, and a summary of key regional statistics. It’s further enhanced by integrating a new predictive algorithm from the 2022 interagency Sea Level Rise Technical Report. Each improvement creates more accurate projections; bringing us even closer to a detailed understanding of sea level rise, and in turn, better prepared for the impacts of climate change. "

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Kari Sheets

Weather Information Distribution Services Branch Chief, Acting, NOAA National Weather Service
Kari Sheets has worked for NOAA for 20 years mostly focused on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Kari started her career in the National Weather Service (NWS) Meteorological Development Lab as a Model Output Statistics (MOS) developer where she developed GIS techniques to help... Read More →
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Analise Keeney

Coastal Hazards Oceanographer, NOS - CO-OPS
I am a coastal hazards oceanographer with NOAA’s National Ocean Service. My work centers around creating GIS-based tools and products to mitigate the impacts of coastal flooding due to sea level rise and climate change. I bring a passion for developing operational products that... Read More →

Wednesday September 14, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am EDT