A Marketplace for digital twins and models of the ocean

A Marketplace for digital twins and models of the ocean

Start: Wednesday 10th April 2024

The next webinar in the Iliad series, "A Marketplace for digital twins and models of the ocean with user feedback services" will take place virtually on Wednesday 10th April 2024 at 15:00 CET.

The Iliad project is proud to launch the Iliad marketplace for digital twins and models. Si Keeble will present a first introduction to the marketplace and how twins, models, components, data and information can be added. User feedback is valuable information along the entire value chain from sensors, data platforms to technical components, applications and services. Alaitz Zabala, an expert on user feedback mechanisms, is presenting the geospatial user feedback system made available also on the Iliad marketplace as well as other platforms.


Welcome and introduction to Iliad

Bente Lilja Bye, BLB

The Iliad Marketplace

Si Keeble, Blue Lobster IT Limited

Geospatial User Feedback Service

Alaitz Zabala, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)


This event is organised by the Iliad Digital Twins of the Ocean.

Registration is required.


Si Keeble

Alaitz Zabala

Dr Alaitz Zabala Torres is a researcher at the Department of Geography at UAB (European PhD degree in Geography in 2010). Her main research interests are metadata, geographical information standardization, data quality and user-feedback metadata, as well as lossy compression effects on remote sensing and resulting cartography and image classification. She is UAB leader for H2020 EIFFEL (applications for climate change adaptation & mitigation) and H2020 ILIAD (digital twin of the ocean), projects, was UAB leader for NextGEOSS project (European data hub) and participated in H2020 ECOPotential (EO for ecosystems services), FP7 GeoViQua (visualization of quality information in GEOSS) and FP7 SPACE GEO-PICTURES (a collaborative emergency response tool) projects as well as some other national and local projects related with remote sensing and geospatial standards. She participates in Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Standard Working Groups (SWG). She also teaches in RS and GIS master and several other grad and under-grad studies in the UAB.

Si Keeble

Si Keeble

Si Keeble is a software engineer and Managing Director of Blue Lobster IT Limited (18 years), a company specialising in the development of complex data and application solutions for the environmental sciences sector. He has an educational background in mathematics, physics and computer science and over 35 years experience working in IT across a range of industries including defence, industry, banking and finance, government, entertainment and science. He also sits as chair of two other successful technology companies. The Blue Lobster team has been involved in over 30 EU Horizon projects. Under the Horizon 2020 Iliad project, the team brings the Iliad website, communication activities and branding (https://ocean-twin.eu/), an advanced WebGIS data interaction platform (https://geomachine.com/), and also an international digital twin and model marketplace (https://ocean-twin.eu/marketplace).

Si Keeble

Bente Lilja Bye

Bente Lilja Bye has been a member of the GEO community since 2004 then as Research Director of the Norwegian Mapping Authority. She has been engaged both as representative in the GEO plenary, in committees and contributing to the GEO Work Programme. She has served on the GEO Program Board representing Norway bringing her expertise on the polar regions. Today, Bente runs a small research and consultancy company, BLB, focusing on transforming Earth observation data to information and knowledge for societal benefit. Bente supports the NextGEOSS data hub and platform operations particularly through capacity development and resource mobilization. Bente serves as Innovation Manager in ILIAD bringing her expertise on operational systems such as European Sea Level Service, development on tsunami early warning systems and more. Bente characterizes herself as a nature loving gadget geek and is frequently seen on various expeditions on land or ocean.

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