RCC’s Robert St. Lawrence was awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service Contractor Recognition 2015 bronze medal for his outstanding work on the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA). Specifically, Bob was recognized for delivering technology to improve NOAA’s Arctic preparedness and leading technology standardization and best practices.
Martin Ledoux has joined RCI as a software engineer. He’ll be a member of the ERMA (Environmental Response Management Application) team, working primarily on additional developments and support for the web-based GIS tool.
We’re glad to welcome Martin aboard and look forward to working with him!
ERMA®, an interactive online mapping tool developed by UNH and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has been expanded to include the Arctic to help address numerous challenges posed by increasing ship traffic and proposed energy development. NOAA and the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) called the Environmental Response Management Application, known as ERMA®, an important step forward for the Arctic region.
A Web-based oil spill response tool developed by the University of New Hampshire’s Research Computing & Instrumentation Center (RCI) has been honored as a finalist for the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. The tool – Environmental Response Management Application, or ERMA® – was developed in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the UNH/NOAA Coastal Response Research Center and was essential in coordinating the response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.