Research, Applied Technology, Education, and Services (RATES), Inc. offers advanced information technology facilities and related services, including event based and real-time data acquisition and control systems with dynamic data analytics, to participating organizations, either directly or through third party providers, to address environmental and public safety issues with local, regional, and national significance and ensure regulatory compliance. With access to shared databases and through partnerships with institutions of higher learning, regulatory agencies, and regional public service departments, RATES’ provides in-service training and professional development programs and supports multidisciplinary and collaborative research. RATES' serves as liaison between academic, commercial, governmental and nongovernmental entities to establish and manage cooperative public service programs (e.g. Stormwater Task Force, Flood Response and Resiliency Network).