Polar Vortex | Hacking the Arctic

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Polar Vortex: Hacking the Arctic
July 19 - August 5, 2021
12:00PM - 12:00PM
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Virtual

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Add to Calendar 2021-07-19 12:00:00 2021-08-05 12:00:00 Polar Vortex | Hacking the Arctic Background The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), along with its partners across the Department of Defense, is responsible for collecting, processing and analyzing data to support operations all over the world. The data, collected from a variety of sources, provides DoD personnel real time geospatial information. Given the sheer data available through existing sources and new sensor technologies, along with the growing demand from DoD personnel for higher quality intelligence, the NGA wants to identify ways to improve the way it analyzes this data and make it actionable for the end-user. One area where the agency wants to focus its intelligence gathering efforts is in the Arctic. This region is becoming increasingly important because of melting polar ice and the possibility of travel in previously hostile environments. Elements from each of the military Services are operating in the Arctic and rely on imagery to conduct day to day work. Technologies to facilitate this intelligence also have the potential to shape civilian work, especially within the fields of climate change research, and planetary science. Challenge Develop concepts, technologies or systems to help collect, analyze, process, and visualize geospatial data in the austere and mobile environments in the Arctic. For more information and registration, visit: http://arctichacks.us/signup Virtual Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center byrd-contact@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Background

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), along with its partners across the Department of Defense, is responsible for collecting, processing and analyzing data to support operations all over the world. The data, collected from a variety of sources, provides DoD personnel real time geospatial information. Given the sheer data available through existing sources and new sensor technologies, along with the growing demand from DoD personnel for higher quality intelligence, the NGA wants to identify ways to improve the way it analyzes this data and make it actionable for the end-user.

One area where the agency wants to focus its intelligence gathering efforts is in the Arctic. This region is becoming increasingly important because of melting polar ice and the possibility of travel in previously hostile environments. Elements from each of the military Services are operating in the Arctic and rely on imagery to conduct day to day work. Technologies to facilitate this intelligence also have the potential to shape civilian work, especially within the fields of climate change research, and planetary science.

Challenge

Develop concepts, technologies or systems to help collect, analyze, process, and visualize geospatial data in the austere and mobile environments in the Arctic.


For more information and registration, visit: http://arctichacks.us/signup

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