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CSI Provides Improved Long-range Freeze Outlook for Florida Growers

Working with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), CSI has developed an improved Freeze Probability Outlook to support Florida agriculture. This extended-range forecast provides insight beyond the 2-week outlook available from other sources.

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CSI’s ClimateLab™ Supports Environmental Research at the Naval Postgraduate School

Graduate students at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California are using a new tool to facilitate environmental research projects. ClimateLab™ is a web-based subscription service that provides rapid access to environmental data sets without requiring users to download, store, or backup data on local machines.

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CSI Enhances Navy Search and Rescue Software

CSI has been selected to continue providing software upgrades and user support services for the Navy’s Drift-SAR system. Drift-SAR predicts the location of drifting floating objects – including personnel – and submerged objects based on objects’ physical characteristics and observed and forecasted environmental conditions.

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CSI Wins SBIR Phase II.5 Contract for ACAF-DSS

The Office of Naval Research has issued a Supplemental Phase II (Phase II.5) contract to CSI to continue development of our Advanced Climate Analysis and Forecast – Decision Support System (ACAF-DSS). Under the new contract, CSI will research, develop, and demonstrate technical objectives requested by fleet support personnel and researchers.

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  • CSI Provides Improved Long-range Freeze Outlook for Florida Growers
  • CSI’s ClimateLab™ Supports Environmental Research at the Naval Postgraduate School
  • Historical Temperatures Widget - New Launch!
  • Climate Index Python Lib
CSI Provides Improved Long-range Freeze Outlook for Florida Growers

Working with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), CSI has developed an improved Freeze Probability Outlook to support Florida agriculture. This extended-range forecast provides insight beyond the 2-week outlook available from other sources. The Freeze Probability Outlook is produced using CSI’s Climate Outlook Resource for Global Insight (CORGI™) technology. It is derived by an analysis which blends historical climate configurations (statistical compositing of similar seasonal teleconnection patterns) coupled with an analysis of dynamical long-range forecasts. The long-range forecast component is provided by the NOAA Climate Forecast System Version 2 2-meter air temperature at appropriate valid times with a spatial resolution of 1⁄2 degree.

CSI worked closely with FAWN Director Rick Lusher and Dr Christian Christensen and Dr. Clyde Fraisse of IFAS to define parameters of the Freeze Probability Outlook. In developing this new resource, IFAS and CSI collaborated to provide a better planning tool for growers/farmers, extension agents, agricultural businesses and other FAWN stakeholders.

The current outlook is posted on the IFAS Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) website; click here to view.

CSI’s ClimateLab™ Supports Environmental Research at the Naval Postgraduate School

Graduate students at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California are using a new tool to facilitate environmental research projects. ClimateLab™ is a web-based subscription service that provides rapid access to environmental data sets without requiring users to download, store, or backup data on local machines. This is important because environmental datasets – such as forecast model output, reanalysis products, and climatology data – are very large. Downloading and managing these data is time consuming and expensive in terms of machine time and data transfer fees. ClimateLab™ uses Jupyter Hub/Lab technology to enable researchers to access, use, query, and manipulate datasets and test and test and store experimental results within CSI’s data warehouse. ClimateLab™ also provides and extensive library of code for working with data (e.g., visualizing, analyzing, applying to prediction and other operational problems); access to data that is already formatted to optimize efficient use. Data management and experimental calculations are conducted in the same environment to optimize processing speed.

ClimateLab™ is available by subscription to users needing a way to access commonly used environmental datasets without downloading and managing huge amounts of data. Click here to contact CSI at info@clearscienceinc.com for more information about ClimateLab™ and the available datasets.

3 June, 2020 - CSI has released the initial version of a historical temperature widget that is embeddable on your website.

Widget publishers may pick a location (latitude and longitude) and and (voila!) your website visitors can see a representation of the historical 40 year average, maximum and minimum temperatures through out the present day. Click here to get yours!

Example of the hourly-view of the Gauge Daily Widget for the historial min/mean/max Temperature surface values at CSI HQ on May 8.
27 May, 2020 - Clear Science, Inc. Monthly Climate Oscillation Index Value Picker V2.0 released.

CSI index picker now contains 13 Climate Oscillation Indices! (Get the importable Python Library now!)

Note that this version provides historical monthly climate oscillation values for:

  • CSI Enhances Navy Search and Rescue Software
  • CSI Completes ACAF-DSS SBIR Phase 2
  • CSI on Winning Team Providing Oceanographic Software Support
  • CSI Wins SBIR Phase II.5 Contract for ACAF-DSS
  • US Navy SeaPort Next Generation Award
CSI Enhances Navy Search and Rescue Software

CSI has been selected to continue providing software upgrades and user support services for the Navy’s Drift-SAR system. Drift-SAR predicts the location of drifting floating objects – including personnel – and submerged objects based on objects’ physical characteristics and observed and forecasted environmental conditions. The system is also used to “back-calculate” the point of origin of a found object. Navy fleet operators use Drift-SAR to plan search-and-rescue and object recovery operations.

Under the new contracts, CSI will develop, test, document and implement new capabilities including mine drift prediction and oil spill dispersion forecasting. The work is funded by the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command will be performed under subcontract to General Dynamics Information Systems.

CSI Completes ACAF-DSS SBIR Phase 2

The U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research has accepted CSI’s final report on initial development of our Advanced Climate Analysis and Forecasting – Decision Support System (AFAC-DSS). The development work was funded by a Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract initiated in 2016.

CSI on Winning Team Providing Oceanographic Software Support

Clear Science is providing on-site technical support to the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) Oceanographic Department at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. As part of a team led by prime contractor DeVine Consulting, Inc., our personnel provide software development and maintenance services for systems that collect, process, display, and disseminate environmental data from buoys, and autonomous surface and subsurface vehicles. This work helps ensure availability of near real-time oceanographicdata for assimilation into NAVOCEANO ocean nowcast and forecast models that support military exercises and operational activities as well as Fleet requested tactical data products.

The team provides operational and technical support services, including custom software programming support, for a range of Government Off the Shelf (GOTS) Applications Software used by the Department. Their work helps improve data coverage, accuracy, and timeliness of NAVOCEANO products and enables transition of new technologies to operational use, with a focus on new satellite and in situ environmental data sources that can have a critical impact on naval operations. DeVine won the potential 5-year prime contract in late 2020.

CSI Wins SBIR Phase II.5 Contract for ACAF-DSS

The Office of Naval Research has issued a Supplemental Phase II (Phase II.5) contract to CSI to continue development of our Advanced Climate Analysis and Forecast – Decision Support System (ACAF-DSS). Under the new contract CSI will research, develop and demonstrate 16 specific technical objectives requested by fleet support personnel and researchers. These objectives reflect heavy user demand placed on the current operational ACAF system – from which ACAF-DSS evolved – and a growing appreciation of the emerging power of ACAF-DSS as a planning and research tool. The additional R&D work is funded under the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

The Phase II.5 award builds on the successful completion of Phase II. In Phase II, CSI developed a prototype application using an in-house computing environment that mimics the Navy high-performance computing system on which ACAF-DSS will be deployed. In addition to new capabilities, the Phase II.5 effort focuses on maturing the user interface (front end) and planning ACAF-DSS installation at the Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center in Monterey, California.

January 8, 2019 - Clear Science, Inc. Awarded US Navy SeaPort Next Generation Contract

Clear Science, Inc. (CSI), developer of mission planning and decision support software that exploits massive amounts of weather and oceanographic data, has been awarded a SeaPort Next Generation (Seaport-NxG) prime contract by the US Navy. This award allows CSI to compete for a range of professional services work for current and new customers throughout the Department of the Navy.

SeaPort-NxG is the Navy’s primary Multiple-Award Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract for obtaining contractor support services. SeaPort-NxG has a five-year base and five-year option ordering period, with a potential value of $5 billion per year for all prime contract holders. Unlike its predecessor SeaPort-e, SeaPort-NxG has no geographic zone restrictions. This means CSI may bid on and perform work wherever required by a customer’s task order.

Bruce Ford, CSI’s founder and president, said, “We are very excited to win this SeaPort-NxG contract. It provides another contract through which our core customers can access CSI’s capabilities. In addition, as a growing small business, we are eager to serve new customers within the Navy using this flexible and streamlined contract vehicle.”

CSI is an SBA-certified service disabled veteran owned small business headquartered in Keystone Heights, Florida with an additional office located in Gainesville, FL. CSI develops web-based software applications that enable objective decision-making in the intelligence, mission planning, and risk analysis domains. The company’s products harness the power of Big Data analytics to quickly derive knowledge from multiple terabytes of raw environmental data. These products allow users to quantify likely environmental conditions based on a host of climatological variables and to define quantitative ‘levels of confidence’ for forecasts based on statistical analyses of each forecast model’s demonstrated accuracy under similar global conditions.

  • December 2020 - CSI Hosts Technology Summit on Weather Risk Reduction
December 2020 - CSI Hosts Technology Summit on Weather Risk Reduction

In December 2020 CSI hosted an event to promote discussion of weather risk and how businesses and state and local governments anticipate risks important to them. In particular, the focus was on uncertainty in the important 2-week to 1-year planning time frame. Discussion centered on how CSI’s CORGI application helps improve forecast accuracy of specific weather parameters (storm probability, rainfall/drought, freeze onset, etc.) compared to typical seasonal outlooks and long-range forecasts.

Attendees at the hybrid virtual/in-person event included leaders from Florida state agencies and representative of companies in transportation, insurance, lumber, and agriculture sectors. We were honored to have over 50 in attendance. The event was one element of CSI’s effort to commercialize our ACAF-DSS/CORGI software application developed under a U.S. Navy R&D contract. Feedback from participants helps define specific features of interest to non-military users that CSI will implement in CORGI to speed adoption in non-DoD markets.

Click here to learn more about CORGI.

  • 1/15/2019 - St. Francis House
  • 11/18/2018 - Lake Area Ministries

Bruce W. Ford, President of Clear Science, Inc. (CSI) presents Kent Vann, Executive Director of St. Francis House, a check for $1,500.00, along with several bins of gently used clothing items. The funds and clothing are a combined contribution from CSI and its employees as one of many acts of charity for 2018.

St. Francis House is a non-profit organization that has served Gainesville for nearly 30 years. Its primary mission is to empower families with children to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency by providing case management, housing, food, training, job referral services, and educational resources in a secure environment. St. Francis House also provides meals, shelter, public phone access, regional transit system bus passes, laundry services, and clothing vouchers.

CSI (Clear Science, Inc.) is a research and development firm, headquartered in Keystone Heights, Fla., with an additional location in Gainesville, FL. CSI creates specialized mission planning and decision support software for the US Navy and other government customers. This software exploits massive amounts of weather and oceanographic data, so users can best manage risk and optimize the use of limited assets.

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Please visit: www.stfrancishousegnv.org for more information on how you can get involved with St. Francis House of Gainesville, FL.

Bruce W. Ford, President of Clear Science, Inc. (CSI) presents Chip Wester, of Lake Area Ministries, a check for $1500 to purchase food. The funds are a combined contribution from CSI and its employees as an act of charity, one of several that they have contributed to, for 2018. CSI (Clear Science Inc.) is an R&D firm, located in Keystone Heights, Fla., that specializes in Climate, long-range forecasting, Meteorology and Oceanography. Lake Area Ministries is a non-profit organization that has served Keystone Heights and the Lake Region area for over 25 years. Their primary mission is to serve as a Food Pantry for parts of Clay, Bradford, Putnam, and Alachua Counties. Due to the generosity of CSI and its employees, nearly 70 families have been provided with food for the month of November.

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