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Paper title Digital Twin of the Ocean - Overview of the ILIAD Project
Authors
  1. Bente Lilja Bye BLB Speaker
  2. Arne-Jørgen Berre SINTEF DIGITAL
  3. Georgios Sylaios DUTH
  4. Simon van Dam Agora Partners
  5. Vivian Kiousi Intrasoft International
Form of presentation Poster
Topics
  • C2. Digital Twins
    • C2.01 Towards a Digital Twin of the Earth - advances and challenges ahead
Abstract text 2021 is the start of the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable development. Building a digital twin of the ocean or digital twins of the ocean will contribute to this important focus area. The ILIAD Digital Twin of the Ocean, a H2020 funded project, builds on the assets resulting from two decades of investments in policies and infrastructures for the blue economy and aims at establishing an interoperable, data-intensive, and cost-effective Digital Twin of the Ocean. It capitalizes on the explosion of new data provided by many different Earth observation sources, advanced computing infrastructures (cloud computing, HPC, Internet of Things, Big Data, social networking, and more) in an inclusive, virtual/augmented, and engaging fashion to address all Earth data challenges. It will contribute towards a sustainable ocean economy as defined by the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Ocean, a hub for global, multistakeholder co-operation.
The ILIAD Digital Twin of the Ocean will fuse a large volume of diverse data, in a semantically rich and data agnostic approach to enable simultaneous communication with real world systems and models. Ontologies and a standard style-layered descriptor will facilitate semantic information and intuitive discovery of underlying information and knowledge to provide a seamless experience. The combination of geovisualisation, immersive visualization and virtual or augmented reality allows users to explore, synthesize, present, and analyze the underlying geospatial data in an interactive manner.
The enabling technology of the ILIAD Digital Twin of the Ocean will contribute to the implementation of the European Union’s Green Deal and Digital Strategy and to the achievement of the UN Ocean Decade's outcomes and Sustainable Development Goals. To realize its potential, the ILIAD Digital Twin of the Ocean will follow the System of Systems approach, integrating the plethora of existing EU Earth Observing and Modelling Digital Infrastructures and Facilities
To promote additional applications through ILIAD Digital Twin of the Ocean, the partners will create the ILIAD Marketplace. Like an app store, providers will use the ILIAD Marketplace to distribute apps, plug-ins, interfaces, raw data, citizen science data, synthesized information, and value-adding services derived from the ILIAD Digital Twin of the Ocean.