InterACTWEL Science Gateway for Adaptation Planning in Food-Energy-Water Sectors of Local Communities
TimeTuesday, July 306:30pm - 8:30pm
LocationCrystal Foyer and Crystal B
DescriptionSince their inception in mid 2000s, adoption of Science Gateways as interfaces and conduits for digital infrastructure needed in science and engineering research and education has significantly increased. This trend has also driven changes in the types of services and resources that are now being expected from the Science Gateways by a growing group of diverse end users. In this poster, we present a novel Science Gateway, InterACTWEL (Interactive Adaptation and Collaboration Tool for managing Water, Energy and Land), which serves as a research cyberinfrastructure as well as an applied decision support system for adaptive natural resources management in interdependent food, energy, and water sectors. End users of this gateway include not only interdisciplinary technical and social science researchers, but also public and private sectoral stakeholders. The gateway is a collaboration between Oregon State University and Science Gateways Research Center, Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University, and is addressing challenges and solutions related to computational services, visualization techniques, advanced software applications, collaboration capabilities, cyber security and privacy, and data repositories unique to food-energy-water sectors and their stakeholders.