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Paper title Cryosphere Virtual Laboratory (CVL)
  1. Eirik Malnes NORCE - Norwegian Research Centre Speaker
  2. Daniel Stoedle Northern Research Institute (NORCE)
  3. Øystein Godøy Meterorologisk Institutt
  4. Anton Korosov Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
  5. Robin Skahjelm-Eriksen Science and Technology
  6. Mikhail Itkin Norwegian Polar Institute
  7. Ola Grabak European Space Agency
Form of presentation Poster
  • C2. Digital Twins
    • C2.01 Towards a Digital Twin of the Earth - advances and challenges ahead
Abstract text Cryosphere Virtual Lab is a project funded by the European Space Agency and will build of a system that will use recent information and communication technologies to facilitate the exploitation analysis, sharing, mining and visualization of the massive amounts of earth observation data available. The system will utilize available satellite, in-situ and model data from ESA/EU, Svalbard Observatory (SIOS) and other sources. CVL will foster collaboration between cryosphere scientists and allow to reduce the time and effort spent searching for data, and to develop their own tools for processing and analysis.
CVL is currently developing the landing page and the backbone data source services related to CVL (data search and access). Parts of the system is already functional. We are also working jointly with ESA PTEP (Polar Thematic Exploitation Platform) to provide cloud computing resources. The vision behind CVL is in the long run to provide a platform where cryosphere science can be carried out easily, and where users can be inspired by readily access to open science, data, computing resources and a library of processing tools (Jupyter scripts) for EO data.
We demonstrate the feasibility of the system in 5 use cases on a wide field of applications including snow, sea ice and glaciers. CVL will also fund 20 early adopters (PhD/Postdoc-level) that shall explore the system for their own applications.
The system will be built upon open scientific standards, and data as well as code will be published openly to allow users to adapt the system to their interests. The system will also provide tools for visualization in 2D and 3D. CVL will continue to live after the 3year project has been finalized and aims at providing free-of-charge services for the users that are interested in delivering new information about the rapid changing arctic cryosphere.