Arctic Vessel Monitoring, Geofencing & Alert Awareness
The project team is working with stakeholders to design, develop, and implement a web-based geospatial tool in an ArcGIS Online format. Through regular interaction with stakeholders, the project team is identifing critical needs and develop a tool that meets the demand caused by the increased activity in the Arctic domain and provide a tool for comprehensive domain awareness for Arctic operators. The project will proceed through six phases:
1- Identify present limitations of user experience (U/X) and user interface (U/I) in the presently available systems and will recommend ways forward
2- Collecting underlying data and building the web application
3- Alpha release
4- Beta releases
5- Transition tool to government stakeholders
6- Verification and validation period where we will repeat the U/X and U/I testing from phase one on the new application to determine how our findings from earlier in the project improved the application.
This project seeks to extend the Arctic Vessel Monitoring Geofencing/Alert Awareness project, initially funded in ADAC Program Year 5, by providing enhanced command and control features that improve on the original goals of monitoring and alert awareness developed for the unclassified Marine Exchange PACTRACS system (which is a commercial mariner application). As CG OneView 3.0, is USCG’s determined common operating picture, which now displays both terrestrial and satellite AIS data, there is a need for a geofencing/alert awareness application that supports Coast Guard planning and command and control decision making tasks which easily integrates into CG OneView.
In addition, new geofencing capabilities could be implemented with the research outcomes developed in the Arctic Domain Awareness Center’s project Arctic all-Hazards GIS Platform. The Geofencing/Alert Awareness project oriented to USCG CG OneView in ADAC Program Year 6 focused on the development of requirements and application design.
The project will result in a geofence prototype that can be integrated into the current CG One View version/edition, which will allow users to ability to create, display, share, and manage static and dynamic geofences. In addition, planners and operators will receive alerts via the CG One View display. Operators will have the ability to define and display geofences and receive notifications via the CG One View console, either visually or textually.
The objectives of this project are to use the CG OneView application architecture and leverage the previous year’s Marine Exchange implementation to explore the human computer interface (HCI) features that facilitate efficient geofence creation, re-use, modification, deletion, and alert notification, which can be especially challenging in an information overloaded environment. Although this project will focus on Arctic maritime operations, the results should enhance geofencing capabilities in CG OneView and USCG mission command and control in general.