S.A.V.E. Program Partner Directory from 1996

California State University, Monterey Bay is the newest California State University and is unique from other state schools in that their educational philosophy includes an environmental sciences approach throughout all disciplines. The S.A.V.E. Program is proud to support this forward thinking group of exceptional educational and engineering professionals. CSUMB is in the process of implementing their Silicon Graphics GIS lab, “SIVA Center” (Spatial Information, Visualization, and Analysis).

California Academy of Sciences, The California Academy of Sciences focuses on Natural History throughout their exhibits, research, lectures, and expeditions; and their vast collections available to visiting scientists,educators, students and parents, conservation organizations, and the general public. In addition to using a Silicon Graphics Indy workstation for their web authoring and serving, their Anthropology, Botany, Entomology, Herpetology, Icthyology, Invertebrate Zoology & Geology, Ornithology Mamology, Aquatic Biology and Library departments also utilize Silicon Graphics technology to analyze and visualize their data and to provide source material for their website.

Conservation International, Conservation International’s home page says it all. “Conservation depends on finding ways for people to respect and live harmoniously with nature”. Conservation International uses a Silicon Graphics Indigo 2 Extreme to produce biodiversity maps and videos to educate and promote conservation to a cultural-economical-political audience.

Dr. Greene’s House Calls, Dr. Greene’s House Calls, Pediatric Wisdom for the Information Age, is a unique S.A.V.E. Partner in that it does not deal with terabytes of environmental data, but instead focuses on the health of the human side of our environment with a down to earth approach….the next generation is here.

Delphi International, Delphi International uses an Indigo 2 to create technologies for internet and multimedia cultural and natural heritage interpretive programs.

Partners Include, Pt. Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, CA and The Gulf of the Farallones National Maritime Sanctuary, USA.

Earth Sciences and Resources Institute, ESRI is dedicated to providing the leading GIS, Geographical Information Services, technology, and products for thousands of organizations around the world to create, access, and manage geographically referenced information. Major software products of ESRI include: ARC/INFO – the world’s GIS, Arc/View -desktop mapping, PCARC/INFO – GIS for DOS and Windows, and Arc/CAD – GIS for AutoCad. ESRI also provides extensive consulting and educational services for all software products.

Island Press Island Press, the environmental publisher, produces excellent books regarding the study or management of the environment for citizens, educators, students, and professionals.

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, The LinkWinds team at JPL has created a visual data analysis program to investigate large multivariate and multidisciplinary data sets to detect trends, correlations, and anomalies. Building upon the software development work from the days of the Silicon Graphics Personal IRIS, Indigo, Indy and now High Impact workstations, LinkWinds software is a very powerful data analysis tool and can be obtained, free of charge, from their website.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, MBARI, conducts research in and around the Monterey Bay, on the coast of central California, and supports the Monterey Bay Aquarium with its facts and findings. One researcher, Norman Maher, is using a Silicon Graphics Impact workstation to swim symbolically through the Monterey Bay which contains a canyon comparable to the United States’ Grand Canyon. Combining bathymetric data sets and side-scanned sonar, Maher has created a virtual canyon to which he can add his research findings, and those of his colleagues, to reveal the mysteries of the Monterey Bay.

USGS Biological Research Division, Judd Howell’s Biological Research Division office is located at Fort Mason, which is in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in Northern California, USA. The GGNRA spans 50 miles of the California coastline and encompasses 70,000 acres of protected land. This “protected land” is also visited by more tourists and local visitors than any other National Park in the United States. With the heavy demands of maintaining habitats while offering the visiting public gorgeous panoramic views and hiking trails, Judd Howell’s bio-diversity studies are invaluable. Using an Indy workstation to map research sites and mammal observations with topographic, landsat, and satellite vegetation data, he is creating a “picture” of the mammal, reptile, and vegetation bio-diversity within the park.

S.A.V.E. Maui Program, Come explore the 1996 Internet World Exposition. Our Pavillion, a VRML database, has been designed to support environmental researchers and their conservation efforts on Maui, Hawaii. This World Wide Web Server, based at Maui High Performance Computing Center, offers a 3-dimensional guided tour of Maui’s endangered species, fragile natural resources, and research programs. The physical location for our pavillion has been established at WayFinders CyberCafe and Vision Bank. A network of Silicon Graphics workstations supports the development of the Server at MHPCC. Environmental researchers from around the globe are invited to join our team at our visualization lab to S.A.V.E. Maui.Tutorials and hands on training labs are available for the use of Indigo Magic, Web Force, and Cosmo Suite the ultimate 3D development environment supporting the Moving Worlds specification.

Stanford University Center for Conservation Biology. This team, headed by Paul Ehrlich, is using an Indigo 2 workstation and ESRI software to create bio-diversity maps of Central and South American countries. These comprehensive GIS maps are used to educate and inform the local people and their governments of the current bio-diversity situation. CCB also conducts training workshops to the in country scientists so they in turn may expand the utilization of these tools for educational and conservational uses. For more information please contact ccbgis@bing.stanford.edu.

University of Toronto The Centre for Landscape Research, University of Toronto, Ontario, has developed software tools for the city planner. By combining geographic data, civil engineering data, architectural data, etc., “CLRview” allows you to visualize a proposed new development and study its impact on the surrounding area. For a free copy of this software, look to their website.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, WHOI, was founded in 1930 and is the largest U.S. independent marine science research facility. WHOI uses Silicon Graphics workstations and servers for their data storage, analysis and visualization requirements. “The ocean is opaque,” says Robert Gagosian of Woods Hole, “we need powerful computers to handle the enormous amount of data throughput.” Visit their home page to find out where their many research vessels are and what their scientists are looking for.

WorldSAT International, WorldSat is a provider of satellite and airborne imagery for GIS mapping, simulations, CD-ROM applications, Atlas products, advertising, and promotional purposes. WorldSat provides data in 1 Km NOAA formats, as well as 30 meter Landsat, 10 meter spot or multi-spectral airborne imagery. WorldSat can also operate as a contractor for highly specialized custom applications such as the integration of multiple service disciplines.