A pilot in the Ocean Lab infrastructure in Norway and Germany will leverage the system of system concept of ILAID to combine data from sensors and models to enhance data resolution from real-time data.
The pilot itself will feed real-time data from an operational high-resolution numerical model and near real-time data from stationary and mobile sensors into the Iliad system. This two-way data fusion of real-time data from sensors and models on location level is currently not possible. The solution aims at end-users from port authorities, aquaculture industry and shipping for micro-plastic pollution and plankton monitoring. The pilot will be demonstrated twice; the pilot in Norway will be measured by several KPIs including delta to real-time for near real-time data in the pilot. The pilot in Germany will be used to assess key targets of the updated Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) related to marine pollution. This is directly connected to key descriptors of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). KPI: D8 Pollutants in the Environment, D10 Waste in the Ocean.
A separate pilot in the Mediterranean around Greece. will leverage Iliad DTO for a seamless, robust and reliable access to EO for triggering the oil spill model. The COASTAL CRETE pilot will feed results of oil spill fate and transport for Iliad DTO. The interaction between the pilot and Iliad DTO is essential for oil spill detection. The solution addresses the Hellenic Coast Guard for backtracking of oil spills and forecasting of its transport to support response capacities and marine safety (accidental oil spills from marine shipping and offshore oil and gas exploration, etc.). The impact will be measured by the number of users who find this service useful and implement/integrate it for their day to day operations.