IEEE France Section

Contact: Ren Garello

A Short Description of IEEE

IEEE France Section is an IEEE non-profit corporation registered in France in 1967. It has more than 3000 members with many links to both industry and universities. It has experts and experience in oceanic engineering, sensors, systems, best practices and standards. Globally, IEEE is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology with more than 400,000 members in over 162 countries. The IEEE is a major international standards organization with over 900 active IEEE standards. IEEE has played an active role in GEO and GEOSS through management and contributions to architecture and interoperability development. IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) is a leading consensus building organization that nurtures, develops and advances global technologies, through IEEE. With existing technical communities focused on direct and adjacent issues outlined in this proposal (such as AI Systems & Data, Digital Twins) we see engagement of IEEE SA as a viable home for development of additionally identified standards as an outcome of our work. IEEE has representatives on the GEO Executive Committee and the Program Board. In projects such as H2020 AtlantOS and ODIP, IEEE led an international team (the Best Practice Working Group) for best practices system and applications development. This is currently an operational system as a UNESCO/IOC project. IEEE also co-leads the CAPADUS pilot WP for the Arctic Practices System and the einfrastructure for JERICO-S3. For GEO, IEEE contributes to GEO data sharing and data management activities. IEEE has a management role in ocean research and applications (GEO Blue Planet) as well as addressing societal issues such as marine debris.

Role In Project

The main role and tasks allocated to IEEE in Iliad


Task 1.3: Iliad System of Systems Architecture

This task will define and guide the implementation of the Iliad architectural infrastructure. A System of Systems (SoS) is a collection of independent systems, integrated into a larger system that delivers unique capabilities. The architecture will follow a SoS approach of interoperability and transparency without over specifying the architectural element constructs. The SoS will be capable of integrating all existing EU Earth Observing and Modelling Digital infrastructures and facilities, such as Copernicus (Marine, Land, Atmosphere, Climate, Security and Emergency, EMODNet, Eurofleets+, EuroArgo, JERICO-RI, etc. as well as a broad range of Digital Twin models, here proposed. This will result in a user-oriented information system with state-of-the-art access and visualization. The SoS will be created with modules that can be adapted with evolving needs. Understanding the relationship between the SoS, other systems, and the environment, will help to identify possible risks and anticipate sources of change. The Iliad architecture will be designed to reduce change propagation but be prepared to adapt if other constituent systems are unable or unwilling to do so. In this way, the SoS will focus on effective interoperation while adopting approaches for riskmitigation consistent with ease of integration. Thismechanism for continuous integration and evolvements is enabled by a unified approach using Websemantic technology, as is further elaborated in the following task.

Task 1.4 Interoperability, methods, best practices and standards

This task will facilitate creation and adoption of best practices and standards across the key project activities and user-focused outcomes. Trusted data and information are key to user acceptance of Iliad products. This is achieved when there are both transparency on how data and information are created and quantification of their uncertainties. Best practices and standards are foundational elements for Trust. In addition, best practices foster interoperability across diverse communities and efficiency in incorporating data and information into models and the integration of Digital Twins. This task will engage the Iliad work packages in creating best practices and will offer format templates and appropriate processes to make these best practices accessible. It will provide connectivity to the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) of IOC/UNESCO and to relevant standards organizations. The best practices created will have good visibility to the broad ocean community through both Iliad outreach and the global communications on best practices of the OBPS. This task will work with the IOC Ocean Decade in global implementation of best practices. An objective is to create an enduring legacy for Iliad is community adopted best practices and standards. This task will closely coordinate with WP 2-8 and 10 and provide a consolidation of practices and standards across Iliad.


IEEE France Section

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Work Packages

WP1 | Co-designing the Digital Twins of the Oceans

WP2 | Data Acquisition from Pilots/Collection of Existing Databases

WP3 | Citizen Engagement & integration of data from citizen science

WP4 | Iliad DTO – Ocean Interoperability Data Space

WP5 | DTO Modeling and Analytics services

WP6 | User XP and UI Design, Dashboard and Immersive Visualisation

WP7 | Demonstration and impact assessment of Iliad pilots

WP11 | Outreach, Communication and Dissemination

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