The Inclement Weather Decision Support App is a collaborative effort between the U.S. military and US Ignite, utilizing real-time weather and transportation data to influence decisions related to military base operations. At a Colorado military base, comprehensive weather data is integrated with traffic and other information to enhance the execution of operations during adverse weather conditions
Named the Inclement Weather Decision Support App, the project’s objective is to harness smart city technology for the military, determining the most valuable data streams and how they can be collected and utilized. Natalie Myers, the project manager at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is leading the efforts.
By combining weather and traffic data with artificial intelligence and predictive modeling, the inclement weather app optimizes base operations at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo., during unfavorable weather situations. This initiative aligns with the growing trend of adopting smart city technology and data-driven decision-making, not only for military bases but also for cities and counties in their daily operations.
The collaborative effort between the U.S. military, Fort Carson, and US Ignite aims to integrate various data sources, including AI and machine learning, to provide real-time monitoring and decision-making support for military base operations during adverse weather conditions.
The project utilizes the Intellisense Micro Weather Station at Fort Carson, along with data from the National Weather Service and commuter information from sources like INRIX.
The goal is to better understand how external conditions may impact operations and enable quick and accurate decisions in scenarios such as base closure or schedule adjustments. US Ignite believes the insights gained from this project can be applied to other communities facing climate change and extreme weather, assisting them in becoming more resilient. The initiative also explores the potential for similar decision support in various public safety and emergency response scenarios across the country.