Using Local Knowledge to Enhance Arctic Domain Awareness
This project researches methods to establish a useful community-based observing network and system (CBONS) enabled by the Field Information Support Tool (FIST) for the purpose of acquiring fine scale, local data on a range of variables critical to USCG Operations. Variables will include those associated with search and rescue issues, environmental conditions, marine vessel transits, operational domain awareness, and maritime situational awareness. In order to highlight the enabling capability of the FIST technology, the project team describes the project as CBONS-FIST. A systematic and quality assured CBONS-FIST will enhance the Coast Guard’s ability to respond successfully to a range of missions, including Arctic-related Incidents of National Significance (Arctic IoNS).
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