May 2019

Real-Time Data Sharing Across Platforms to Improve Situational Awareness and Decision Making from Planning to Emergency Response to Climate Change Impacts

Dave Jones will describe and demonstrate a new innovation under the federal government’s SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) program that enables real-time access and sharing of data across any platform for a true collaboration environment. This unique technology has been awarded Phase III status for every US federal agency to implement. Sharing data in real-time can enable new ways to respond to disasters, emergencies and enable coordination and communication across boundaries, jurisdictions, states and federal agencies. Massive improvements in efficiencies can be realized and local or regional exercises can be initiated to improve situational awareness and decision-making environments. As more extreme weather is fueled by a changing climate, multiple data sources can be accessed to improve planning at local and regional levels. Coordination and collaboration can accelerate law enforcement activities, natural resource and environment planning, climate impact planning and transportation activities to improve response and recovery post-disaster. Bring your tablet and laptop to connect to the Internet to participate LIVE.

Date Time Location CM
Wednesday, May 22 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon County Administration Building
4th Floor Boardroom
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Speaker(s) / Instructor(s) Biography 

Dave Jones, CEO of StormCenter Communications, Inc.

Dave Jones is the founder and CEO of StormCenter Communications, Inc. StormCenter’s exclusive technology, developed under the Federal Government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, enables disparate Common Operating Picture (COP) interoperability and enables the sharing of geospatial data across any device in a collaborative secure environment. This revolutionary technology leads to more effective decision making for a wide variety of markets including military, civil and intelligence, climate resilience planning and coordination, energy and transportation, homeland security, and has important applications in research to operation transfer and education.

Dave spent nearly a decade as an on-air broadcast meteorologist for NBC4 in Washington, DC. and launched the very first TV weather website in the nation, WeatherNet4 (1995). He also co-organizes and hosts the Glen Gerberg Weather and Climate Summit, a national summit that brings together TV meteorologists and scientists to advance TV meteorologist's understanding and communication of extreme weather impacts and climate science to build a more resilient nation. With NASA support he helped bring the 2017 solar eclipse through broadcast meteorologists to an audience of millions. With support from NOAA and NASA he has produced live-streamed workshops for broadcast meteorologists in conjunction with the 2016 launch of the GOES-16 from Kennedy Space Center and short widely watched videos on NOAA’s GOES-16 and JPSS satellites. Dave is frequently invited to make keynote presentations to groups and stresses the importance of integrating science and earth observing results into the decision-making process to improve resilience to extreme weather and the impacts of a changing climate.