WP5. Visualization & Other Operator Aids


This work package will use the sensor data to build and visualize a model of the complete environment. The combined sensor data obtained from previous Work Package is used to visualize all relevant information efficiently in a single overview so that operators have an instant overview and awareness of the situation when the system gives a warning or alarm. The operator could either be in a control room or the vehicle of a first responder. The operator interface will offer and advanced interactive visualization component that is complemented with a voice-based interface and automation interface to manage the automatic alert, warning and other trigger-based messages.



Task 5.1: 3D visualization of sensor, real-time traffic and thematic data


This task is responsible for the overall 3D Visualization of data: real-time maritime traffic with vessel parameters and real navigation conditions; sensor data proceeding from a sensor network, which will be further rendered on a 3D geo-referenced environment, such a 3D globe; and thematic data coming from multiple data sources. The objectives are three-fold:

  • ·To represent the vessels in 3D (length, width, depth, type ...) with regard to the geo-referenced environment they locate;
  •   To represent the locations, descriptions and values of many different sensors proceeding from a certain sensor-network. This development will lead to create a real-time alert system to visualize changes and monitor anomalies or strange behaviours;
  • ·To detect and represent the dangers derived from the positioning of a 3D model (i.e. vessel), for certain areas of a port or in open navigation area, restricted to the vessel’s attributes (insufficient depth entrance). For the previous example bathymetry data is needed, however it is also intended not only depth data but also merge it with some other thematic data like thematic satellite data and water quality data for instance. This development would lead to create a real-time alert system to visualize the changes in navigation routes of the vessels and anticipate further accidents in case of maritime oil spill or accident.


This task includes 3D vessels modelling, 3D models and environment rendering (i.e. 3D globe), 3D sensor data rendering, 3D thematic data rendering, Real-time alert system design, and Multi-platform solutions and integration.

Task 5.2: Mobile visualization of electronic navigational charts


A study on how to overlay marine safety information on enhanced ENC (Electronic Navigational Chart) based on S-10x standard. Deliverable for this task is a map server for enhanced ENC and mobile application.

Task 5.3: Voice-based Services for Information Queries and Annotations


A study will be performed to establish the State-of-the-Art in voice recognition for information queries. Based on this study, a technology will be selected that will allow for the addition of complementary voice-based services.



Task 5.4: Configurable smart-push, event-based notifications


The first part of this task involves, at the semantic layer, the definition of metadata that will be defined as part of the processed sensor data profiles. At the same time, this metadata will be specified as part of the Notification API that will be defined and implemented by smart-push triggers. These triggers will be designed and implemented using standard intelligent agent frameworks as “communication agents”. This task therefore involves the following steps:

  • Definition of Smart-Push Metadata;
  • Definition of Smart-Push Notifification API;
  • Implementation of initial set of Smart-Push Notification Agents