Digital Twins of the Ocean
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The Iliad consortium will develop virtual representations of the sea that will integrate earth observing, modelling and digital infrastructures to provide predictions of future developments "at sea".
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56 International Partners make up the Iliad project, working towards creating digital twins.
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Iliad capitalises on the explosion of new data provided by many different Earth observation sources.
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Iliad aspires to provide interoperable, data-intensive, and cost-effective Digital Twins of the Ocean.
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Predicting jellyfish swarms through citizen science
In the vast expanse of the ocean, understanding its intricate dynamics has long been a challenge. But this challenge can be mitigated by using the collective power of everyday citizens. The EU-funded Iliad project, aiming to create digital replicas of our oceans, known as Digital Twins of the Ocean (DTOs), is using of citizen science in its Jellyfish Swarm Forecast pilot project, which is led by partner organisation the University of Haifa.
Iliad’s wave power energy pilot: transforming seas into sustainable energy sources
One of the interesting pilot sites run by the EU-funded Iliad Project is operated by Iliad partner Eco Wave Power which is testing and validating various wave sensors collecting the wave data from the location of its 100kW Wave Energy Converter in Jaffa Port, Israel.
Workings of Iliad’s Ocean Information Model detailed in latest webinar
The EU-funded Iliad project, which uses digital twins of the ocean to model complex management scenarios, dedicated the latest in its Iliad Academy series of webinars to Iliad’s Ocean Information Model (OIM). The webinar was held on December 13 2023 and included details on how participants can participate in its further development.
Iliad partner publishes groundbreaking maritime archaeology research on submerged prehistoric sites
Researchers at the University of Haifa, a partner in the EU-funded Iliad project, published 6,600 to 9,300-year-old findings, primarily wooden objects and other organic materials, from submerged prehistoric sites discovered, surveyed and excavated by E. Galili off the coast of the Carmel region in northern Israel.