INPE Launches New Platform TerraMA2

Hello reader!

It follows a note published on the day (07/11) in the website of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) informing that the INPE launches new Platform TerraMA2, a computing platform opened to any user interested in developing its own operational system for environmental risks.

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INPE Launches New Platform TerraMA2

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

For the monitoring and assessment of natural disasters, the Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais – INPE) launches TerraMA2, a computing platform opened to any user interested in developing its own operational system for environmental risks. This tool will be presented on July 18 during a workshop in São José dos Campos (SP), Brazil.

Using information available on the Internet, TerraMA2 allows monitoring any occurrence. It can be used data from satellites and weather radar, or numerical forecasting models. Data from fixed points as data collection platforms (DCP), probes, buoys, stations and geotechnical instruments can also be used.

The user can monitor forest fires, landslides, floods, droughts, power outages caused by lightning and tidal movements in port areas, among other injuries.

In order to achieve this, the platform integrates geographic services and modeling, accessing weather, climatic, atmospheric, hydrological geotechnical and demographics data. The ability to gather different databases allows TerraMA2 to monitor many kinds of occurrences, such as earthquakes, lightning, even epidemics and murder.

A new version of the platform called Sismaden, TerraMA2 is a result of a 25-years research and development of INPE, based on innovation, in the strategic geotechnologies area. Creator of SPRING, TerraLib, TerraView, TerraAmazon and TerraME, the Institute has developed TerraMA2 to meet a growing demand for monitoring, assessment and warning applications in several areas.

The evolution of the project and functionalities of TerraMA2 will be presented during the workshop, which will also show outcomes of the platform implementation in São Paulo state and southern Brazil, among other examples.

Those interested in attending the event should RSVP by sending name, institution and ID to terrama2@dpi.inpe.br.

The workshop will also be broadcasted online at www.dpi.inpe.br/terrama2


Source: WebSite of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE)

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