Environmental Response Management Application, ERMA, Wraps Up Busy Month with Update
OCTOBER 4, 2021 ─ The month of September has been a busy one for the ERMA application. Following Hurricane Ida landfall, the application supported response efforts across multiple federal agencies tracking data streams for pollution response efforts. Through this effort, ERMA saw a ~75% increase in users on the application.
The ERMA development team also made some improvements to how data is queried to help users track the pollution targets. This support is expected to continue into October.
Concurrently to the hurricane response efforts, this week OR&R’s ERMA development team released an update to the ERMA application. The update, which was postponed due to Hurricane Ida, covers a range of changes to the back-end as well as a number of changes that all users will see. The biggest change that was completed was the reworking of the table of contents and bookmarks. It was updated to the latest code technology and has an improved look and feel. All users will see these changes, which improved the responsiveness and speed in the table of contents. Additionally, ERMA fixed and improved the dashboard functionality for smaller screens and expanded the file types of data that users can add to the map in the Add Map Tool.
With this update out the door, the team is shifting to FY22 priorities and still maintaining support for the hurricane response.
For further information, contact Jay.Coady@noaa.gov.