MOEOD 2014 Abstracts


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Paper Nr: 2
Title:

Semantic Approach to WMO Codes

Authors:

Enrico Fucile

Abstract: Two initiatives are presented to make the WMO codes usable by a wider community: a new decoding library (ecCodes) and new WMO data formats based on a logical data model and ISO standards. Both are served by a web accessible registry as a source of semantics. The European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) has developed a decoding software (ecCodes) providing unified semantic access to the WMO codes through a web accessible registry. The software is very effective in providing easy access to the existing codes and to support conversion to a new set of WMO codes based on a logical data model (METCE) which enables wide interoperability support through a unified semantics conforming to ISO/TC 211. The first of such codes is IWXXM (ICAO Weather Information Exchange Model) which is the new worldwide standard for the exchange of meteorological information in the context of the Air Traffic Management.

Paper Nr: 4
Title:

A (Near) Real-time Validation and Standardization System Tested for MAMBO1 Meteo-marine Fixed Station

Authors:

Elena Partescano, Alessandra Giorgetti, Caterina Fanara, Alessandro Crise, Alessandro Oggioni, Alberto Brosich and Paola Carrara

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to describe a new application developed to deliver validated data in (near) real-time from marine stations, together with a complete set of information. The harvesting of marine (near) real-time data with multiple data formats, the conversion in a homogeneous and standard format, the structuring in a database and, finally, the automation of the marine data validation is obtained using XML and OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) standards for data transport and representation. The adoption of Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) specifications enables real time integration of data and metadata, related to the data processing and calibration, the data collection instruments and the data quality control. Our technological choice is led by the requirements of interoperability, as ability to cooperate and exchange information, and resilience, as ability of adaptation to new needs. The international standard SensorML has been used as a profile, adapted to our needs and results as a joint effort of the Italian RITMARE, the European SeaDataNet, Eurofleet and ODIP community.

Paper Nr: 7
Title:

Conception and Implementation of an OGC-compliant Sensor Observation Service for a Standardized Access to Raster Data

Authors:

Juergen Sorg and Ralf Kunkel

Abstract: The target of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is interoperability of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which means creating opportunities to access geodata in a consistent, standardized way. In the domain of sensor data, the target will be picked up within the OGC Sensor Web Enablement Initiative and especially reached through the Sensor Observation Service (SOS) specification. This one defines a service for a standardized access to time series data and is usually used for in-situ sensors (like discharge gauges, climate stations). Although the specification considers raster data, no implementation of the standard for raster data exists presently. In this paper an OGC-compliant Sensor Observation Service for a standardized access to raster data is described. A data model was developed, which enables an effective storage of the raster data with the corresponding metadata in a database, reading this data in an efficient way and encoding it with result formats that the SOS-specification provides.

Paper Nr: 9
Title:

Guidelines and Challenges Towards the Implementation of Intelligent Sensing Techniques in a Water Quality Prediction Application

Authors:

Marcos X. Álvarez, Moisés Sánchez, Olga Zlydareva, Gregory M. P. O'Hare and Michael J. O'Grady

Abstract: SmartCoasts is an INTERREG 4A project aimed at providing novel solutions for real-time monitoring and forecasting of coastal water quality. The intended predictive system relies on freely available online weather forecasts and a suite of real-time meteorological data measured across a river catchment. In a preliminary stage, a prototype has been developed taking the real-time data from GPRS loggers deployed at strategically located stations according to a centralised architecture. Even though such system has proven its suitability providing accurate predictions, certain pitfalls that hamper usability have been detected. Adding intelligent capabilities to the sensing nodes might help to overcome such situation. This paper presents a general overview of the current situation and discusses some of the major challenges and difficulties that need to be faced in order to set up a really smart Environmental Wireless Sensor Network.