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January 19, 2016

University of New Orleans to help US Navy analyse huge intelligence data

Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics at the University of New Orleans has secured a US Naval Research Laboratory grant worth nearly $1m.

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Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics at the University of New Orleans has secured a US Naval Research Laboratory grant worth nearly $1m.

Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics at the UNO will work on the techniques to mine and visualise meteorological, oceanographic and open source intelligence information.

Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics is a new wing of the university focused on the science of information applied to environmental science. It claims a long standing collaborative relationship with the Naval Research Laboratory.

"The navy will be able to reduce its costs for future system development."

The project’s principal investigator and UNO computer science professor and chair Mahdi Abdelguerfi said: "UNO researchers will build a big geospatial (GIS) data cloud for the navy.

"As a result, the navy will be able to reduce its costs for future system development and ultimately decrease its time and manpower in planning and executing missions."

Geospatial data is a major contributor to huge stockpile intelligence being gathered globally.

The GIS data can support the navy and border patrol in tracking vessels by connecting back to previous images.


Image: The project will visualise huge data collected by the navy. Photo: courtesy of The University of New Orleans.

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