TESSA: design and implementation of a platform for situational sea awareness
Other literature type, Article
- Publisher: Copernicus Publications
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
(issn: 1561-8633, eissn: 1684-9981)
G | GE1-350 | Geography. Anthropology. Recreation | QE1-996.5 | Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering | Environmental sciences | Geology | TD1-1066
This article describes the architecture of sea situational awareness (SSA)
platform, a major asset within TESSA, an industrial research project funded
by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research. The main aim of the
platform is to collect, transform and provide forecast and observational data
as information suitable for delivery across a variety of channels, like web
and mobile; specifically, the ability to produce and provide forecast
information suitable for creating SSA-enabled applications has been a
critical driving factor when designing and evolving the whole architecture.
Thus, starting from functional and performance requirements, the platform
architecture is described in terms of its main building blocks and flows
among them: front-end components that support end-user applications and map
and data analysis components that allow for serving maps and querying data.
Focus is directed to key aspects and decisions about the main issues faced,
like interoperability, scalability, efficiency and adaptability, but it also
considers insights about future works in this and similarly related
subjects. Some analysis results are also provided in order to better
characterize critical issues and related solutions.