81 The Caribbean Dewetra Platform

Monday, 8 January 2018
Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Shawn Anthony Boyce, Caribbean Insitute for Meteorology and Hydrology, Saint James, Barbados; and D. Farrell

Handout (2.8 MB)

The Caribbean Dewetra Platform is a spatio-temporal, decision making, data fusion platform capable of seamlessly integrating evolving hazard data, socio-economic and vulnerability information in support of improved decision making within the disaster management community. Ground- and space-based near real-time hydrometeorological observations in addition to numerical weather prediction outputs are presented in an online geospatial environment accessible by multiple users. Country specific information such as digital elevation models, slope models, watershed extents, hazard maps, population demographics and critical infrastructure can be merged with hazard data to rapidly identify potentially exposed assets and support impact-based forecasting. The ability to crowd-source reported impacts in part through the use of Twitter and other smart device applications provides a useful workflow within the platform for impact verification, managing response actions and damage assessments. This poster showcases the various tools and products available within the platform in addition to application examples that supported early warning and impact-based forecasting in the Caribbean.
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