rasdaman newsletter 11/2022

Climate Change Monitoring: Cube4EnvSec Growing

Through its Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, NATO is running project Cube4EnvSec which aims at exploiting Big Earth Datacube Analytics for transnational security and environment protection. Its consortium encompassing Germany, Greenland, and Israel has recently seen growth from Switzerland and Türkiye.

In Cube4EnvSec a series of relevant use cases is being established proving the capabilities of real-time datacube management, analytics, and federation of fixed and moving data sources and sinks. The common technical platform for all services is the federated rasdaman datacube engine.Among others, an aviation weather demonstrator has been set up offering weather datacubes based on the official German Weather Service (DWD) data as well as the integration of highly dynamic weather data, such as flight hazards like thunderstorms/lightnings and turbulence, up to the Stratosphere with an update frequency moving towards minutes. Geographic coverage includes data-poor regions like Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

The core consortium consists of Jacobs University / Germany, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, and Tel Aviv University / Israel. The first partner joining now is the Centre for Aviation Zurich University of Applied Sciences. A detailed prediction of parameters relevant for aviation - such as turbulence, 3D wind, flight hazards - offers enhanced resolution particularly in mountaneous regions, based on a high resolution downscaling of existing atmospheric physical models. The trial version - will be implemented in close cooperation with Swiss company METAIR.

A second important contribution will be made by the new partner Istanbul Aydin University in Türkiye which focuses on an Integrated Information System (IIS) for high-risk weather phenomena - such as storm and lightning - under different climate change scenarios in Mediterranean areas.

Read more on https://cube4envsec.org