Through a partnership with Alaska’s National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (Alaska NSF EPSCoR), the University of Alaska (UA) system built DTN, an immersive data-visualization center to support collaborative decision-making. DTN has a bank of high-definition monitors providing upwards of 60 million pixels of resolution.
DTN builds on the UA’s growing network of cyber research support. This web includes the Geographic Information Network of Alaska and the Office of Information Technology; these partners provide high-performance computational power, large-scale storage, remote sites for data sharing, and collaborative software suited for numerous platforms and web-enabled devices. UA’s strong remote sensing, unmanned aerial systems and environmental monitoring programs will also contribute invaluable data streams available.
DTN is located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus in the West Ridge Research Building on the 0th floor.