IntraPoint collaborates with NASA to create disaster management technologies


04.11.2011


Minister of Industry and Trade Trond Giske, and Minister of Research and Higher Education, Tora Aasland were present when the Trondheim-based technology company IntraPoint opened an office in NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. IntraPoint will collaborate with NASA Ames Research Park and Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley to create disaster management technologies.

The event is a part of Transatlantic Science Week at University of California Berkeley and Stanford University. The goal of the conference is to increase transatlantic cooperation in research, innovation and higher education.

"It is very exciting to collaborate with NASA Ames Research Center and Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley as we expand our technical solutions that will improve our customers’ capabilities to handle unexpected incidents. Being present on Campus is extremely valuable since our research includes cutting edge technology,” said Yngvar Duesund, Chairman of the Board of IntraPoint.

bThe Norwegian Minister of Commerce and Trade Trond Giske, Chairman of the Board of IntraPoint Yngvar Duesund and Norwegian Minister of research & higher Education Tora Aasland.
The Norwegian Minister of Commerce and Trade Trond Giske, Chairman of the Board of IntraPoint Yngvar Duesund and Norwegian Minister of research & higher Education Tora Aasland. Some of the guests:
3rd from left: Norwegian Ambassador in US, 7th from left: Norwegian Minister of research & higher Education Tora Aasland and the The Norwegian Minister of Commerce and Trade Trond Giske.

NASA Ames Research Park has since its establishment in 1939 been an important building block for the development of research in Silicon Valley with more than 2,500 scientists and more than 800 million dollars in revenue. Together with Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, they have created; Disaster Management initiative (DMI) to develop new technologies and processes for social safety and emergency preparedness. IntraPoint is a central actor in the DMI, with responsibility for the development of standards and cooperation between industry, government and voluntary organizations. At the same time IntraPoint collaborates on the use of NASA and CMUs sensor technology to identify serious events at an earlier stage and thus prevent or minimize the escalation of the damage.

“As a global leader in our industry, it is natural that IntraPoint establishes office in Silicon Valley to participate in the global technology development. Our customers use IntraPoints Crisis Manager to save lives and environment and we want to offer our customers the very best solution”, says Idar Voldnes, CEO in IntraPoint.


About IntraPoint

IntraPoint is a market leading company that provides solutions for risk management, emergency management, operational disruptions, mobilization, crisis management, next of kin management, media relations, crisis communication, investigation and normalization. IntraPoint has offices in Trondheim, Oslo, Washington DC, Dallas and Silicon Valley.

3rd from left: Norwegian Ambassador in US, 7th from left: Norwegian Minister of research & higher Education Tora Aasland and the The Norwegian Minister of Commerce and Trade Trond Giske.IntraPoints Crisis Manager combines more than 15 years of research, development and practical use in some of the world's largest transport and energy companies and large public agencies. The solution enables organizations to prepare for, respond to and manage any potential crises in a better way – either they are physical, financial, or reputational. Companies such as Shell, Statoil, Amtrak, Alitalia, Maersk and DONG use Crisis Manager to strengthen their global management of operational disruptions and crises.


News Link from NBC:
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/video#!/news/local/Disaster-Technology--Bridging-the-Gap/132760163

Press release from NASA regarding cooperation with IntraPoint:
http://www1.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/releases/2011/11-87AR_prt.htm
 
Information about the NASA Ames Research Park:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/about/overview.html

Information about Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley:
http://www.cmu.edu/silicon-valley/
 
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