Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2535872
Sist endret: 9. mars 2022, 16:28

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2535872
Sist endret: 9. mars 2022, 16:28
Prosjekt

Digital Arctic Shipping – New data products and visualisation services

prosjektleder

Torill Hamre
ved Nansen Senter for Miljø og Fjernmåling

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Nansen Senter for Miljø og Fjernmåling

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Geofag

Tidsramme

Aktivt
Start: 1. april 2020 Slutt: 31. mars 2023

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Digital Arctic Shipping – New data products and visualisation services

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag

The Arctic is undergoing the most rapid changes in the climate system worldwide, demonstrated by the thinning and reduction of sea ice, the melting of ice sheets and glaciers, thawing of permafrost, and an increased possibility for extreme weather events and other hazards. While the role of these Arctic changes in increasing risks of extreme weather events remains strongly debated, these interlinked processes are expected to increase the chance of natural hazards connected to erosion, unstable sea ice conditions and unexpected occurrence of icebergs. Such rapid and hard to predict changes pose a significant risk for shipping activities in this region, whether it be cargo, fisheries or tourism. Therefore, improved access to new and customised data products from innovative combinations of available in situ measurements, remote sensing imagery and forecasting models is critical to further develop safe and sustainable Arctic shipping. The overall objective of the Digital Arctic Shipping project is to develop a suite of data products in collaboration with Arctic shipping companies and local authorities and to demonstrate the use of these products on vessels traveling in ice infested areas. This includes using drone mounted sensors custom-built for Arctic operations, in combination with near real-time data from satellites, and automatic identification of ice dynamics patterns (divergence, convergence). Examples of products include maps of ice types, ridges, leads and motion, which are all essential parameters for navigation in sea ice. Products will be transmitted to vessels using best available satellite communication networks and used together with data collected onboard (e.g. Automated Weather Stations (AWS)) and data supplied by other actors (e.g. Automatic Identification System (AIS)).

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

The Digital Arctic Shipping project will develop new sea ice data products and visualisation services for Arctic shipping. Automated and intelligent sensors will be used to collect data in difficult and dangerous navigation areas. The consortium has the following observation technologies available for the project: drones carrying multispectral or radar sensors, single or dual-band ship radars, in situ measurements of snow and ice, and a broad range of satellite sensors (e.g. synthetic aperture radar, passive microwave and optical) from Chinese, European and US space programmes. The heterogeneity and vast amount of data generated by these sensors requires scalable ICT frameworks to efficiently manage and extract key sea ice parameters that can be translated into useful information for Arctic shipping. The chosen technologies and tools will be co-developed together with ship operators with extensive knowledge of navigation in Arctic regions. Specifically, we will apply novel machine learning techniques such as deep learning for automatic detection of riskful conditions. The derived data products will be organised in a data management system and distributed to targeted user groups using standard protocols and communication networks. We will demonstrate the developed data collection, management, analysis and distribution services through case studies targeted at the Arctic shipping industry. Each case study will be co-developed by scientists, local authorities and shipping companies and result in new data products and visualisation services for supporting safer Arctic shipping. Demonstrations of products and services will focus on cargo traffic in the Northern Sea Route and other ship traffic areas in the Arctic. The project partners have collaborated on Arctic and Climate science for the past 15 years and will strengthen and extend this collaboration to provide digital services for customised data delivery for Arctic shipping.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Torill Hamre

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Nansen Senter for Miljø og Fjernmåling

Stein Sandven

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Nansen Senter for Miljø og Fjernmåling

Tom Rune Lauknes

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved NORCE Energi og teknologi ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
Aktiv cristin-person

Rune Storvold

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved NORCE Energi og teknologi ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
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