CSI CEO Speaks at NOAA's 20th Annual Climate Prediction Application Science Workshop (CPASWS)
CSI CEO Bruce Ford had the pleasure of speaking at NOAA's 20th Annual Climate Prediction
Applications Science Workshop (CPAWS).
He updated the august audience on the progress in recent years on CSI's Advance Climate Analysis
and Forecast System - Decision Support System (ACAF-DSS).
According to Ford, 'It was a great opportunity to showcase how the DSS handles some of the more
complex use cases by running multiple future-atmosphere scenarios to an audience that
appreciates challenges in making massive climate and historical datasets accessible and
usable for advanced planning and decision-making.'
The link to Ford's presentation:
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CSI Wins FAA Contract Weather Observer Services Contract
Clear Science, Inc. (CSI) has been awarded a contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide
weather observation services at 11 commercial airports in the western United States. Under the 5-year,
$25 million contract, CSI employs certified weather observers to enhance safety of flight by providing
real-time updates of hazardous conditions and augmenting automated weather systems’ capabilities.
“The FAA contract underscores CSI’s capabilities as a weather-centric company”, said CSI president
Bruce Ford. “From cutting-edge R&D to 24/7 aviation support, we are laser focused on using weather
information – past, present, and future – to reduce risk and enable our customers to make more
informed decisions. I look forward to working with our colleagues in the contract weather observer
(CWO) community as they continue to provide essential services for commercial aviation safety.”
The contract adds 75 CWO personnel to CSI’s workforce, with sites at Centennial, Colorado Springs,
and Denver, Colorado; Billings, Montana; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Portland and Eugene, Oregon;
Salt Lake City, Utah; and Seattle and Spokane, Washington.
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.