Title: Using Message Brokering and Data Mediation to Query Distributed Data Networks of Earth Science Data to Enhance Global Maritime Situational Awareness
Authors: DELANEY CONOR BERNARDVAN WIMERSMA GREIDANUS HermanALESSANDRINI ALFREDO
Publisher: International Society for Digital Earth
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC96337
URI: http://digitalearth2015.ca/
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC96337
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Maritime Situational Awareness is the understanding of anything associated with the maritime domain that could impact the security, safety, economy, or environment. The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has developed the Blue Hub as an in-house R&D platform for integrated maritime surveillance and maritime situational awareness. It is applied, for example, to support counter-piracy around Africa, and to monitor the growing ship traffic in the Arctic. In order to improve maritime awareness and support risk assessment, the JRC has started to integrate data from the marine science community. In particular the JRC is interested in using forecasts from operational ocean models and weather models. For the Blue Hub, message brokering and data mediation has become an essential tool for the accessing of ocean forecast data as quickly as possible in easy to use formats. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is making global oceanography data available through the Environmental Research Division's Data Access Program (ERDDAP) data broker. ERDDAP provides RESTful machine to machine communication, data brokering and data mediation by converting data to a number of standard and developer friendly ways, including some Open Geospatial Consortium formats. In this presentation we demonstrate how data brokering and mediation is making complex scientific data efficiently accessible. We show how such data is being integrated into the Blue Hub system to enhance maritime situational awareness.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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