2.3 Environmental Intelligence, Actionable Information for Decision Makers

Tuesday, 12 January 2016: 9:30 AM
Room 244 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Timothy J. Hall, The Aerospace Corporation, Columbia, MD; and T. Adang and K. B. Kreitman

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Environmental intelligence (EI) is a 19th century concept that has come into common use in the business community and more recently in government. Under the leadership of Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA has adopted EI as a simple expression of NOAA's mission. In fact, there is a community of agencies across the U.S. government, commercial, and private sectors with missions spanning applied earth science disciplines from space weather to hydrology and everything in between. Despite its long-history, EI is a relatively immature concept in the government, private sector and academia. Concepts that are analogous to EI have reached a high level of maturity in the traditional U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). In this presentation/poster, we will advance the EI concept by defining EI, discussing the breadth of the EI Community, and proposing core concepts that benchmark mature ideas from the IC.
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