Spring 2003 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Space Shuttle Columbia Recovery Efforts in East Texas: How Internet2 and Geospatial Technology Made a Difference

Time 04/10/03 07:00PM-08:30PM

Session Abstract

When the remains of the Space Shuttle Columbia descended upon east Texas last February, chance and orbital dynamics centered the debris field on Nacogdoches County where PR Blackwell, chair of the Internet2: Geospatial Working Group makes his home. This session will discuss the local response to the tragedy in Nacogdoches, San Augustine and Sabine Counties and the role of Internet2 in that response. The use of geospatial technology to aid the initial emergency response efforts will be highlighted and lessons learned will be discussed, particularly in regard to the availability of high-speed networking in rural areas.


Speaker Paul R. Blackwell Stephen F Austin State University

Speaker Susan Henderson Stephen F Austin State University

Speaker Jeff Williams Stephen F Austin State University

Speaker John Garner Stephen F Austin State University