Re: "Collaboratories" using Internet

pstingley@smtpgate.ssmc.noaa.gov
Wed, 15 Feb 1995 08:53:30 -0500


Dear Lindsay,

I don't think this is off-topic per se, since it would solicit the
pracitical uses of Cu-SeeMe and the other associated technologies. As
such I have answered to the list in order to provide some cross
pollination there as well.

I am beginning to use Cu-SeeMe at the U.S. National Weather Service to
allow Video Teleconferences (VTCs) with our field offices that lack
high-end VTC set-ups, to contact and VTC with meteorological offices in
foreign countries (so far I have done this with two), and for
person-to-person VTCs where the high end system would be wasteful in
terms of set-up time and operating expenses.

I also am involved in the design of a couple international emergency
management systems. I expect to deploy Cu-SeeMe with humanitarian aid
representatives, to improve the the method of communications with the
field. Often it would be advantageous for a field rep. to be able to
VTC with members of several govnernmental and Non-Governmental
Organizations.

While we are not using the technology to design software or something
as a group, humanitarian aid and meteorology (as I'm sure you are
aware) are both most effective if performed by a group.

Best Regards,

Patrick T. Stingley