The IWICOS project aims to increase the safety and cost-effectiveness of fisheries, sea transport and exploitation of marine resources in Northern European waters. The project will develop a marine information system, which will provide a single-entry access to meteorological, sea ice and oceanographic (met-ice-ocean) data and products. The system will be based on data provided by weather forecasting, ice and research centres.
The objective of IWICOS is to develop a prototype marine information system which will provide a single-entry access to meteorological, sea ice and oceanographic (met-ice-ocean) data and products.
The prototype will include an end user system which allows users to select, order and retrieve products offered by the consortium and to pay electronically. Innovative met-ice-ocean products will be developed which combine satellite, weather, ice and ocean data and are suitable for transmission via the Internet or other communication channels.
The IWICOS prototype will be designed with specifications of functionalities based on requirements from users of met-ice-ocean data, including those working at sea. A set of meta-ice-ocean products, which are suitable for electronic transmission, will be developed and adapted to various regional requirements.
A PC based end user system will be built to retrieve and display met-ice-ocean products in a user-friendly way. The system will use Internet and other networks in combination with Inmarsat and cellular telephone, allowing IWICOS to function in coastal and sea areas.
A product retrieval and management system is to be developed and used by each service provider of the consortium to handle ordering and distribution of products to a number of users, including payment/invoicing.
Practical demonstrations of the IWICOS system will be performed for a limited number of end users at sea in the Baltic region, the Greenland/Iceland region and the Arctic. Finally, validation and market analysis for services based on the prototype will be performed.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
2800 Kgs. Lyngby