Status Report

Recovery Act: Integration of NASA Earth Science Information into a WIldlife Collaborative Decision Environment W-CDE

By SpaceRef Editor
September 3, 2009
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Synopsis – Sep 02, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH08ZDA001N-DECISIONS
Posted Date: Sep 02, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 02, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: Yes
Original Response Date: Sep 04, 2009
Current Response Date: Sep 04, 2009
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Ames Research Center, JA:M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000



RECOVERY – THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY @ MONTEREY BAY (CSUMB) to provide a Common Operating Picture (COP) for integration and visualization of wildfire geospatial data layers. The W-CDE allows real-time integration and merging of orbital, airborne, and in-situ geospatial data in a COTS visualization environment (GoogleEarth). The W-CDE is being adapted and integrated by the USFS Remote Sensing Applications Center and the National Interagency Fire Center as an operational tool. The W-CDE has been used at the Multi-Agency Coordination Centers (MACC) level (2008 NoCA Firestorms), Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) at the State (California) and County-levels (San Diego Co., Orange Co., Riverside Co., California) and at numerous individual Incident Command Centers (ICC). This effort will be performed at NASA Ames Research Center (ARC), Moffett Field, CA, authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

NASA ARC intends to issue a cooperative agreement entitled “Integration of NASA Earth Science Information into a Wildfire Collaborative Decision Environment (W-CDE)” to enhance and transition NASA airborne fire observation capabilities to assist emergency support entities in managing wildland fires that threaten lives and property. The proposal was previously submitted, in response to a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NNH08ZDA001N, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES-2008), Program Element A.18, Decision Support through Earth Science Research Results. However, at the time of initial selection of the ROSES-2008 proposal, budget constraints limited the number of recommended proposals that NASA could fund. The use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds now enables NASA to fund this cooperative agreement.

The project will re-establish the information and systems infrastructure required to bring NASA instruments, observations, scientific, and technical expertise to bear on wildfire management needs in the State of California and with federal partners. Coordinating with NASA, USFS, and CALFIRE, CSUMB will make infrared observations over California and other western states’ wildfires using the NASA Ikhaha Unmanned Aircraft System.

Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

This announcement will not result in a Request for Proposal; this announcement is for informational purposes only. All questions and/or concerns must be submitted to the point of contact contained herein in writing via e-mail to the following address:

An ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note “B”.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)Number: 00.000

Point of Contact

Name: Beatrice Morales
Title: Grant Officer
Phone: 650-604-2074
Fax: 650-604-0932

Name: Kelly G Kaplan
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 650-604-5814
Fax: 650-604-0912

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