Abstract

Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO) is a suite of software applications used to plan for and respond to chemical emergencies. CAMEO was first released in 1986, and was jointly developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to assist front-line chemical emergency planners and responders. It has since undergone numerous modification and upgrades, and is a critical tool used today for chemical spills, other hazards, and emergency management. 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. As a result of fatal chemical accidents in recent years, Executive Order (EO) 13650 (Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security) was signed on August 1, 2013 for:

  • Improving Operational Coordination with State, Local and Tribal partners
  • Enhancing Federal Coordination
  • Enhancing Information Collection and Sharing
  • Modernizing Regulations, Guidance, Policy and Standards
  • Identifying Best Practices.

The CAMEO team has been working to address these EO requirements and the areas of action in a manner that will best meet the needs of CAMEO users and stakeholders.

Publication Date

10-2015

Publisher

Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC)

Document Type

Report

Share

COinS