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Annexes: Supporting information

Annex 1. Project partners

Partner Role Description of Role Type of Organisation Budget (KECU) Person - Months

ESS

C

Project Coordinator, System Supplier

IND

542.60

58.70

TUG

A

User Support Partner

UNI

86.40

28.00

COG

A

User

GOV

62.60

22.00

GMD

C

System Supplier, Domain Supplier, User Support Partner

IND

659.60

61.00

SUP

A

User Group Management

IND

42.30

2.20

AUT

C

Domain Supplier, User Support Partner

UNI

233.00

38.00

UA

A

Domain Supplier

UNI

136.00

21.00

NTUA

A

Domain Supplier, User Support Partner

UNI

26.60

8.45

SSUB

C

User

GOV

107.60

13.00

CEO

C

Communications Expertise, Satellite Data

EC

115.70

13.00

Annex 2. Project activities
Work package Manpower planned
(Person-months: 01-12/97)
Manpower used
(Person-months: 01-08/97)

WP01

8.30

4.10

WP02

4.80

2.50

WP03

0.00

0.00

WP04

0.00

1.14

WP05

23.30

18.60

WP06

24.05

12.55

WP07

16.60

10.30

WP08

15.25

6.08

WP09

7.40

.80

WP10

5.80

.90

Annex 3. Partner Contribution
Partner Work packages involved in Manpower planned
(Person-months: 01-12/97)
Manpower used
(Person-months: 01-08/97)

ESS

WP01, WP02, WP05, WP06, WP09, WP10

32.00

11.20

TUG

WP05, WP08

16.30

3.04

COG

WP08, WP10

14.60

3.04

GMD

WP04, WP05, WP06, WP09, WP10

25.63

13.52

SUP

WP02, WP09

1.80

2.31

AUT

WP05, WP07, WP09, WP10

13.35

8.75

UA

WP05, WP07

4.96

5.34

NTUA

WP05, WP07

2.15

3.88

SSUB

WP01, WP06, WP10

4.10

1.80

CEO

WP04, WP10

6.50

4.10

Annex 4. List of deliverables

This list should contain all deliverables due on or before the end of the reporting period.

Reference number Title Date due Date submitted Target date if overdue

D04.01

Specification of Monitoring and Modelling Functions and their Interfaces (updates)

PM20

PM20 (online)
10.11.1997 (hardcopy)


D04.02

Specification of Electronic Interfaces Bandwidth and Latency Analysis (updates)

PM20

PM20 (online)
10.11.1997 (hardcopy)


D04.03

Specification of user interface, GIS and DBMS functions (updates)

PM20

PM20 (online)
10.11.1997 (hardcopy)


D04.04

Architecture Description and Assessment Methodology (updates)

PM20

PM20 (online)
10.11.1997 (hardcopy)


D04.05

Architecture assessment results (updates)

PM20

PM20 (online)
10.11.1997 (hardcopy)


D09.01

Exploitation Plan (updates)

PM24



D10.01

Final Validation Plan

PM 18

PM18 (online)
30.06.1997 (hardcopy)

 

Annex 5. Executive Summaries of Deliverables





Deliverable number

D04.01

Deliverable title

Specification of Monitoring and Modelling Functions and their Interfaces (updates)

Deliverable version number 0.2
Work package contributing to deliverable 4
Nature of the deliverable Online Working Document
Dissemination level Limited to Project Participants
Contractual date of delivery PM20 (August 1997)
Actual date of delivery PM20 (online)
10 November 1997 (hardcopy)
Author Peter Mieth
GMD FIRST

Executive Summary:

This document describes the main modeling and monitoring functions of the ECOSIM demonstrator. The system is able to compute and to analyze the following environmental processes and management scenarios:
  • mesoscale atmospheric processes, including:
    • wind flow over complex terrain including sea breeze effects
    • surface temperature and 3d potential temperature
    • atmospheric stability and diffusion coefficients
    • solar radiation
    • investigation of the influence of land use for the mesoscale meteorology
  • air related processes, including:
    • introducing anthropogenic emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds at different heights and locations
    • biogenic emissions of volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides
    • dispersion calculation of anthropogenic air pollutants and 3d concentration fields of inert or photochemical reactive substances
    • analyzing of related quantities, such as time series, critical load
    • 24 hour forecasting of chemical inert and photochemical reactive air pollutants, e.g. ozone
    • computation of dry deposition fields at the surface
    • emission reduction scenarios changing the strength of a single emission source,of emission classes or areas, changing the diurnal variation
    • emission contents scenarios
    • planning studies, investigating optimal locations for unavoidable emission sources
  • water quality problems, including:
    • groundwater flow and contamination from landfills
    • coastal water pollution due to sewer outfalls and terrestrial sources.
In addition, ECOSIM provides tools to display and analyze environmental monitoring data, acquired from on-line connections to monitoring networks, including
    air pollution observations, concentration time series
  • water domain monitoring data: temperatures, pollution levels.

The ECOSIM system provide tools to store and manage this monitoring data, analyze them, and uses them for model validation.





Deliverable number

D04.02

Deliverable title

Specification of Electronic Interfaces Bandwidth and Latency Analysis (updates)

Deliverable version number 0.3
Work package contributing to deliverable 4
Nature of the deliverable Online Working Document
Dissemination level Limited to Project Participants
Contractual date of delivery PM20 (August 1997)
Actual date of delivery PM20 (online)
10 November 1997 (hardcopy)
Authors H.Hazewinkel, C. Hoffmann, R. Grech-cini
CEO Programme

Executive Summary:

ECOSIM proposes the use of a centralized modeling centre - referred to as the ECOSIM main server - which can be remotely accessed via HTTP or locally via X windows clients. Internet connectivity, latency and throughput represent network constraints and determine among other factors, the available throughput of data. Thus it is evident that they will finally determine the amount of time needed for the end-user to receive and for the server to send information.

During the limited time period of measurement the connections between the three validation sites, via Internet, were poor. Execution of the latency code continually failed to provide benchmark results due to broken connections. In the light of this unreliability it would appear that using the Internet for the http based communication between servers is inappropriate. However, it should be kept in mind that there are ongoing schemes to improve connectivity bandwidth such as TEN-34, which should improve the situation and the shift to persistent connection support under http.





Deliverable number

D04.03

Deliverable title

Specification of user interface, GIS and DBMS functions (updates)

Deliverable version number 0.3
Work package contributing to deliverable 4
Nature of the deliverable Online Working Document
Dissemination level Limited to Project Participants
Contractual date of delivery PM20 (August 1997)
Actual date of delivery PM20 (online)
10 November 1997 (hardcopy)
Author Dr. Kurt Fedra
Environmental Software & Services GmbH

Executive Summary:

This document summarizes the specifications for the ECOSIM Demonstrator in terms of the user interface to the main systems components, namely the overall GUI, geographic information system (GIS), simulation models and object data base (ODBMS) functions.

This includes

  • the graphical user interface (GUI) for
    • local workstations access (based on X Windows/Xlib, Motif, CDE)
    • remote access through PC based client software (http/HTML3, Netscape.)
    • the hypertext help and explain system
    • existing model interface
    • system configuration files
  • the geographic information systems (GIS) functionality, in particular for the display and analysis of
    • geographical background data like geomorphology, land use, administrative boundaries;
    • observation (monitoring) data and measurements
    • spatial model results
  • the systems data bases, including
    • the internal object data structure used by the ECOSIM server
    • linkages to external, existing data bases
    • linkages to (on-line) monitoring networks.





Deliverable number

D04.04

Deliverable title

Architecture Description and Assessment Methodology (updates)

Deliverable version number 0.4
Work package contributing to deliverable 4
Nature of the deliverable Online Working Document
Dissemination level Limited to Programme Participants
Contractual date of delivery PM20 (August 1997)
Actual date of delivery PM20 (online)
10 November 1997 (hardcopy)
Author Dr. Kurt Fedra
Environmental Software & Services GmbH

Executive Summary:

This document summarizes the ECOSIM demonstrator architecture description and assessment methodology in terms of

The ECOSIM demonstrator is based on a client-server architecture, taking advantage of the http (hypertext transfer) protocol. The main server provides the basic user interface and controls the user dialogue, displays information, and connects to external information resources (monitoring data, data bases, simulation models) as required.

This communication is based on the public http protocol, and can be based on the Internet or dedicated connections (such as ISDN phone lines) for the physical communication layer. This protocol also forms the basis of World Wide Web browsers like Mosaic or Netscape.





Deliverable number

D04.05

Deliverable title

Architecture Assessment Results (updates)

Deliverable version number 0.4
Work package contributing to deliverable 4
Nature of the deliverable Project Deliverable
Dissemination level Limited to participants of Telematics Applications Programme
Contractual date of delivery PM20 (August 1997)
Actual date of delivery PM20 (online)
10 November 1997 (hardcopy)
Author Dr. Kurt Fedra
Environmental Software & Services GmbH

Executive Summary:

This document summarizes the results of the ECOSIM demonstrator architecture assessment.

It presents a short discussion of the methodology adopted, defines the assessment criteria and evaluation procedures, and then discusses the ECOSIM architecture in terms of the criteria selected.

Contents:





Deliverable number

D10.01

Deliverable title

ECOSIM Validation Plan

Deliverable version number 1.0
Work package contributing to deliverable 10
Nature of the deliverable Project Deliverable
Dissemination level Limited to Programme Participants
Contractual date of delivery PM18 (June 1997)
Actual date of delivery PM18 (online)
30 June 1997 (hardcopy)
Authors Dr. Kurt Fedra and Lothar Winkelbauer
Environmental Software & Services GmbH

Executive Summary:

The validation plan presents the ECOSIM applications which will be conducted at the validation sites of Berlin, Athens and Gdansk, by the users and the user support partners. The applications focus primarily on the use of near real-time meteorological and pollution data and environmental models which monitor and forecast the impact of human activities (eg traffic, dumping of waste) on the environment.

The validation plan identifies the impacts of ECOSIM applications, the individuals or groups who will be affected and the indicators which could be used to measure the impact. It presents the criteria which will be used to select the impacts for validation, it provides a brief description of the methods which will be used to measure them and it includes the questionnaire to be used for evaluation at the three evaluation sites Berlin, Athens and Gdansk.

The validation plan is divided into a verification plan which describes how the performance of ECOSIM will be measured against the users' requirements and a demonstration plan which describes how the impact of ECOSIM will be assessed.





Annex 6. Other information

AUT Progress Report
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering

Report for the 2nd ECOSIM Annual Project Review
University of Athens, Department of Applied Physics,
Laboratory of Meteorology and Oceanography


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