LLIS Innovative Practice: Port Fourchon, LA Uses Grants to Integrate Maritime Domain Awareness [open pdf - 195KB]
"Lafourche Parish in southern Louisiana contains a significant portion of the United States' oil infrastructure-including Port Fourchon, which services roughly 20 percent of the Nation's oil supply and 90 percent of the deep-water activity in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. To protect this critical infrastructure, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission created the C-4 (Command, Control, Collaboration, and Communications) Maritime Domain Awareness System. Port Fourchon developed the system after identifying the need for an integrated platform to adequately address the threats and hazards that it faced. The Commission worked with local public and private stakeholders-including the police department, parish emergency response personnel, and private sector partners-to design and develop the C-4 system. The C-4 system integrates multiple video, radar, weather, and law enforcement data feeds into a single platform to provide shared operational awareness to Port Fourchon and its local stakeholders, as well as state and Federal partners."
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