StormCenter is frequently called upon to communicate through interactive visualizations and geospatial applications the benefits of satellite data and other observational datasets. Many times these presentations are to decision makers and policy makers. In 2010, StormCenter was selected by the U.S. State Department to communicate interactive geospatial decision support technologies to more than 190 nations that gathered for the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico. StormCenter was the only U.S. company selected to perform these presentations using its Envirocast® Vision Collaboration technologies. Delegation representatives from many nations commented on just how much they learned through the interactive data sharing and collaboration presentations that were conducted as part of the U.S. Center presence in Cancun.
StormCenter has also been asked to conduct innovative training sessions for senior executives within the Federal Government using its technology. Real-time collaboration and data sharing has become a significant goal for the Federal Government. Recently, the Administration released a plan for a Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People. This plan calls for technologies and capabilities that are a core part of StormCenter's mission. StormCenter also has solidified its importance to the Federal Government by being awarded a sole source contract to implement collaborative decision making technologies for improved communications, situational awareness and data sharing.
StormCenter has also been engaged to help further the vision for an Integrated Ocean Observation System (IOOS) through its real-time data sharing and collaboration technology. Real-time data access, sharing and collaboration can enable decision making at many levels across many agencies and organizations and further connect government agencies with the private sector for the sharing of security information to protect our nation's investments.
The company also participates in the annual Glen Gerberg Weather and Climate Summit. Each year television meteorologists gather for 5 days to engage in discussions with leading scientists on topics of extreme weather such as drought, floods, tornadoes, severe weather, and hurricanes, along with observing technologies such as Dual Pol Doppler Radar and Earth observing satellites. The Summit is a focal point for discussions about climate change impacts and observed changes happening on a global basis and how those changes may affect people here in the U.S. and around the world.
StormCenter's CEO, Dave Jones, has been a co-organizer of the Summit for more than 20 years and believes that we are now in one of the most critical times in history to make sure television meteorologists understand the science behind weather extremes and our changing environment. "It is the TV meteorologist and weathercaster that delivers America's daily dose of science on a regular basis and they have the responsibility to communicate accurate information every time they go on-air."
StormCenter provides on-location LIVE video production of the presentations and enables the Internet viewing audience to spend time with each speaker in order to ask them questions, one on one, directly from the Summit location, Breckenridge, Colorado.