Azavea to develop climate change impact assessment service

Azavea to develop climate change impact assessment service

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US: Azavea has won a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant of $1.5 million by the US Department of Energy. It follows a Phase I SBIR grant of $225,000 also awarded by the US Department of Energy to build a prototype for the Climate Impact Assessment Service, a web-based interactive local climate-modeling prototype, for a single city. Under the Phase II grant, Azavea will expand the prototype to support proactive climate change adaptation, management, and mitigation strategies in communities around the world. Azavea is therefore leveraging and enhancing GeoTrellis, the company's high performance geospatial data processing framework, to support interactive climate impact modeling and scaling the application to nationwide coverage.

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