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.
Iliad Project to Present 22 Pilot Sites at Barcelona Consortium Meeting
The Iliad consortium will demonstrate case studies of utilising the project's Digital Twin of the Oceans (DTO) technologies to address real challenges across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Iliad December 2023 Newsletter
Welcome to the December edition of the Iliad Project newsletter... as the year draws to a close, we're thrilled to share the latest developments and forthcoming innovations from the project. This edition is brimming with updates and insights about the Iliad Project's journey and its integral role in the European landscape of digital twin technology and blue growth.
Iliad partner SINTEF wins CASSINI development hackathon with sustainable aquaculture modelling
Sintef, the Norwegian independent non-profit research organisation and partner in the EU-funded Iliad project designing digital twins of the ocean, won overall first place in the 6th CASSINI international hackathon focusing on sustainable development under the heading “Space for International Development & Humanitarian Aid”, in the final round that took place November 9.
Last Call to Register for the 6th CASSINI Hackathon
Time is running out for you to participate in an exhilarating technological adventure, the 6th CASSINI Hackathon. This unique event provides a platform for innovative minds to collaborate and create solutions that address significant global challenges using European space technologies.
ILIAD experts from Haifa University forecast jellyfish free summer
A team of researchers from the University of Haifa, which is partner in the EU-funded ILIAD Project, forecast that it is a high likelihood that this summer Israel’s shores will be almost free of jellyfish. “If you look at the past years with similar patterns, mostly 2016 and 2018, this is definitely the reasonable estimate as of this moment,” the experts noted. So far, deep into the bathing season it seems that their forecast is accurate.
Iliad Digital Twins of the Ocean and Citizen Science featured at C*Sci 2023 Phoenix conference
Iliad partner Earthwatch Europe’s strategic innovation manager Luigi Ceccaroni presented a dynamic poster at a poster session and led a discussion session, both focusing on the EU-funded Iliad Digital Twins of the Ocean project and citizen science, at C*Sci 2023, the 2023 Citizen Science Association conference.
Iliad experts to give keynote speech and plenary talks at Paris World Ocean Data Conference
On March 21st, Iliad scientists Bente Lilja Bye, Christopher Genillard, Arne-Jørgen Berre, and Lena Neidhardt will give a plenary talk titled 'Aquaculture Risk Metrics – A digital twin of the ocean with risk data and information for multiple stakeholders', as part of an afternoon session on interdisciplinarity and societal needs.
Iliad webinar series on 8th - 10th March to focus on Citizen Science for Digital Twins of the Ocean
The first webinar, on March 8th, will include an introduction to citizen science in the context of digital twins of the ocean, using a range of real-world examples illustrating citizen science and related concepts.
Iliad invited to sit on a panel to discuss the European Digital Twins of the Ocean at the 1st Annual Forum for the EU Mission Ocean
Iliad was invited to sit on a panel to discuss the European Digital Twins of the Ocean (DTOs) at the 1st Annual Forum for the EU Mission Ocean - Restore our oceans and waters by 2030.
Iliad researchers: Cold spells boost climate change denial tweets; some warming seen as good
A team of researchers associated with the EU-funded Iliad project recently published findings based on an algorithm analysing more than 15 million English-language Twitter posts spanning 13 years (2006-2019), showing that cold spells – dips in temperature relative to historical averages – led to proportionally more tweets indicating disbelief in the existence of climate change.
Study on Tidal Array Spatial Optimisation Presented by Iliad at IAHR Congress
H20, one of the most recognised chemical symbols, can either help or hurt. In the context of the ocean, tidal energy has the ability to be converted into power and provide electricity. Who knew?
Iliad researchers develop an operational model chain to assess the hazards of accidental oil spills at sea
A recent study conducted by the EU-funded Iliad project applied a sophisticated operational oil spill model to test the oil dispersive properties and to reveal the relative magnitude of weathering processes, after an accidental oil spill release along the main tanker transportation route in the North Aegean Sea. Currently, the simulation refers to a theoretical scenario, which however has high probabilities to become true.
What is a Digital Twin of the ocean and what can it be used for?
A digital twin is a virtual representation that serves as the real-time digital counterpart of a physical object or process, said <a href= "https://duth.academia.edu/GEORGIOSSYLAIOS/CurriculumVitae" target=“_blank”>Prof. Georgios Sylaios</a> of the <a href= "https://env.duth.gr/en/the-department/" target=“_blank”>Democritus University of Thrace</a> at the <a href= "https://www.ocean-twin.eu/event/iliad:-kickoff-meeting" target=“_blank”>kick off conference</a> of the EU-funded <a href= "https://www.ocean-twin.eu/" target=“_blank”>Iliad Project</a> held online on February 1, 2022.
Digital Twins of the Ocean through Interoperability of existing and future Ocean Data Systems
The Earth's oceans are vast and cover more than 70% of its surface. Scientists have been studying, monitoring and modelling the oceans for many decades to further our understanding. In todays, data rich world, creating a digital representation of the ocean is becoming a reality.
EU Awards €17 million to Iliad Project to Launch an Innovative Digital Twin of The Ocean
The Iliad consortium, which includes 56 international partners, will develop virtual representations of the sea that will integrate and extend existing EU earth observing, modelling digital infrastructures and computing facilities