Climate Change Analytics Requirements Workshop

The purpose of the Climate Change Analytics Requirements Workshop was to gather knowledge about the predictive analytic capability to use historical, current, and future big data analytic modeling with regard to climate change and its effects on infrastructure and equipment in Arctic extremes. The workshop was organized by the DHS S&T Arctic Domain Awareness Center of Excellence led by the University of Alaska in partnership with DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA).

The workshop supported data analytics efforts of DHS S&T/HSARPA and ADAC. The ADAC and HSARPA teams’ goals include engaging complex actors and stakeholders in order to better understand data analytics opportunities in the area of climate change and Arctic extremes, initializing a framework for gathering analytical requirements and achieving better understanding of potential use cases for the HSARPA Data Analytics Engine (DA-E) and ADAC.

The specific objectives of the workshop were:

  • 1. Provide a predictive analytic capability for maritime and coastal emergency management requirements through the U.S. Coast Guard and FEMA.
  • 2. Develop DHS measured and predictive analytics with infrastructure protection, security, and planning requirements that can be examined and applied in the Arctic.
  • 3. Discuss and evaluate existing climate change and Arctic specific data collection and analytic efforts.

Climate Change Analytics Requirements Workshop Report