Value to Scientific Research
The portal enables data from the field to be quickly and comprehensively shared with the research community and the public worldwide, to promote better understandings. For example, GeoCENS created a real-time demonstration of the damage wrought by the March 2011 tsunami on the Japanese coastline (see the demo here: http://dev.geocens.ca/projects/35). By studying this, scientists may reach new conclusions on what to expect from - and how to better defend against - such natural disasters.
GeoCENS is funded by CANARIE's (Network-Enabled Platform Program) and Cybera Inc.