The virtual sensor project combines raw data from different sources (ship location, weather, topography etc.) as well as results from multiple software to generate estimates of air quality around harbours. This is achieved using the World Avatar – Universal Digital Twin, a Knowledge Graph approach that enables interoperability between different data sources.
The agent ecosystem allows models to be wrapped around by agents. In this case, emissions from ships are calculated by an agent utilising a surrogate model generated by MoDS, whereas dispersion of the pollutants are handled by an agent using the EPISODE 3D CFD code. The World Avatar provides a consistent framework to connect data from different sources and allows simulation of pollutant dispersion to be performed for any geographical location; an example is shown for the Plymouth Sound (UK) area.
For more information about DOME, visit the DOME website.