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CAMEO (Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations)
Entry ID: CAMEO
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Summary
Abstract: CAMEO is a system of software applications used widely to plan for and respond
to chemical emergencies. It is one of the tools developed by EPA's Chemical
Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office (CEPPO) and the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration Office of Response and Restoration (NOAA), to
assist front-line chemical emergency planners and responders. They can use
CAMEO to access, store, and evaluate information critical for developing
emergency plans. In addition, CAMEO supports regulatory compliance by helping
users meet the chemical inventory reporting requirements of the Emergency
Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA, also known as SARA Title III).
CAMEO also can be used with a separate software application called LandView to
display EPA environmental databases and demographic/economic information to
support analysis of environmental justice issues.

The CAMEO system integrates a chemical database and a method to manage the
data, an air dispersion model, and a mapping capability. All modules work
interactively to share and display critical information in a timely fashion.
The CAMEO system is available in Macintosh and Windows formats.

The system of software applications are:

CAMEO, MARPLOT, and ALOHA

CAMEO - The Database and Information Management

The original application, called CAMEO, contains a chemical database of over
6,000 hazardous chemicals, 80,000 synonyms, and product trade names. CAMEO
provides a powerful search engine that allows users to find chemicals
instantly. Each one is linked to chemical-specific information on fire and
explosive hazards, health hazards, firefighting techniques, cleanup procedures,
and protective clothing. CAMEO also contains basic information on facilities
that store chemicals, on the inventory of chemicals at the facility (Tier II)
and on emergency planning resources. Additionally, there are templates where
users can store EPCRA information. CAMEO connects the planner or emergency
responder with critical information to identify unknown substances during an
incident.


MARPLOT - Mapping Applications for Response, Planning, and Local Operational
Tasks

MARPLOT is the mapping application. It allows users to "see" their data (e.g.,
roads, facilities, schools, response assets), display this information on
computer maps, and print the information on area maps. The areas contaminated
by potential or actual chemical release scenarios also can be overlaid on the
maps to determine potential impacts. The maps are created from the U.S. Bureau
of Census TIGER/Line files and can be manipulated quickly to show possible
hazard areas.


ALOHA - Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres

ALOHA is an atmospheric dispersion model used for evaluating releases of
hazardous chemical vapors. ALOHA allows the user to estimate the downwind
dispersion of a chemical cloud based on the toxicological/physical
characteristics of the released chemical, atmospheric conditions, and specific
circumstances of the release. Graphical outputs include a "cloud footprint"
that can be plotted on maps with MARPLOT to display the location of other
facilities storing hazardous materials and vulnerable locations, such as
hospitals and schools. Specific information about these locations can be
extracted from CAMEO information modules to help make decisions about the
degree of hazard posed.

"http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/cameo/what.htm"

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Service Citation
Title: CAMEO (Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations)
Provider: OR&R, NOAA
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/cameo/
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
HEALTH
INLAND WATERS
SOCIETY
Use Constraints
Hardware/Software Requirements

CAMEO for Windows

IBM or Compatible 486 (Pentium recommended)
Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT
VGA Color Monitor
8 MB RAM (16 MB recommended)
50 MB free hard disk space

CAMEO for MAC 4.5

Hypercard
5 MB RAM, System 7.x
50 MB free hard disk space
Math co-processor for ALOHA (not required for Power PCs)
Service Provider
Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Service Provider Personnel
Name: NOAA OR&R
Phone: 301-713-2989
Fax: 301-713-4389
Email: ORR.Library at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
Office of Response and Restoration
NOAA
1305 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA


Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Service Provider Personnel
Name: USEPA'S CEPPO
Phone: (800) 424-9346
Phone: (703) 412-9810
Fax: homepage.ceppo@epamail.epa.gov.
Contact Address:
USEPA
Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office (5104A)
Ariel Rios Federal Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

NOAA'S CAMEO
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-713-2989
Fax: 301-713-4389
Email: ORR.CAMEO at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
Office of Response and Restoration
NOAA
1305 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2004-11-30
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-05-17
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