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StormCenter’s GeoCollaborate Tool

The Technology

GeoCollaborate is a software application that permits users to access and view trusted online data and to collaborate in real-time in order to improve situational awareness and decision-making.

The technology works across any device with internet access and is not dependent on the user’s location. GeoCollaborate does not replace websites, portals, or hubs, but rather turbocharges them for better access and use.

Users collaborate through online interactive maps, GIS platforms, or Common Operating Pictures. The application has no internet bandwidth requirements and nothing is downloaded.

An example scenario for use is when a leader or subject matter expert needs to quickly identify relevant data during a crisis and share it with a large number of users.

The software was initially developed using SBIR funds (NASA, Phase I 2011, Phase II 2012). 

A visualization showing the SENSITIVE INFORMATION SHARING ENVIRONMENT website dashboard
An example visualization depicting GeoCollaborate's Sensitive Information Sharing Environment Dashboard


  • Accessible: Can be shared with users on any device in any location
  • Resource-independent: Does not require downloads or high-speed internet
  • Simple: Customizable and easy-to-use interface


  • Unify and share NOAA datasets for marine operations
  • Aid with ocean forecasts
  • Model output for ocean transport and port status


Company Contact

This technology is commercially available for purchase. For additional information please contact the GeoCollaborate team at

Note: Any reference obtained from this website to a specific company, product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by NOAA.

Federal Procurement – Sole Source Information

Through the SBIR/STTR Congressional Authority and Policy Directive, companies are eligible for Phase III sole-source contracts to support work that derives from, extends, or completes work funded with SBIR Phase I or Phase II awards. Technologies in the Marketplace that include this statement are eligible for Phase III awards from any federal agency. For more information about Phase III, see this website and reach out to with questions. Find a full list of available SBIR/STTR technologies, access the Award Database on