A number of common challenges exist within SEEC. There is a need to make best use of the large datasets acquired through sensor and observing networks. Numerical models require large datasets, for example for initialization, calibration and verification. The outputs of models require analysis to improve knowledge and provide robust predictions. The developed cyberinfrastructure will exploit state-of-the-art IT capabilities to provide a shared facility for data management, including data storage, data discovery and download services, alongside advanced data analytics capabilities. Data and analytical tools will be cloud hosted and provide scalable and tailored solutions for SEEC participants, collaborators and other stakeholders.

Aim & objectives

The aim is to develop a new cyberinfrastructure to meet common needs of the ocean renewable energy, nuclear energy and efficient energy utilization sectors. The specific objectives are:

  1. To review requirements of each area for cyberinfrastructure functionality to support data collection, data management and analytics
  2. To review requirements of each sector for cyberinfrastructure to support advanced numerical modelling
  3. To develop a specification for the SEEC cyberinfrastructure based on sector requirements
  4. To implement and test SEEC cyberinfrastructure through a range of pilot studies
  5. To identify and promote wider uptake of cyberinfrastructure in research and operational applications
  6. To deliver an operational SEEC CI