Annex 1. Project partners
Annex 2. Project activities
Annex 3. Partner Contribution
Annex 4. List of deliverables
This list should contain all deliverables due on or before the end of the reporting period.
Annex 5. Executive Summaries of Deliverables
Executive Summary:This document describes the ECOSIM Integration Plan. which defines the actual design and implementation (development phase) of the ECOSIM Demonstrator through a series of incremental phases (prototyping cycles and concurrent requirements and documentation engineering) and the associated validation tests that the output of each phase should satisfy.
The prototyping cycles progress from the integration of a set of initial, very simple but fully interactive models, that mainly demonstrate interface capabilities and the DSS elements (first demonstration prototype), to an intermediate layer of 3D and dynamic forecasting models but with a number of simplifying assumptions (e.g., complexity of terrain) and reduced geometrical resolution (advanced demonstration prototype), to the full integration of the two most complex dynamic 3D forecasting models MEMO and DYMOS (operational prototype).
The choice of the software development methodology is based on the main relevant characteristics of the ECOSIM demonstrator development, which include:
The basic software development methodology adopted for the ECOSIM demonstrator development and integration is rapid prototyping within an object oriented design and development methodology as described in Rumbaugh OMT (Rumbaugh et al., 1991).
Prototyping is preferably used as a development method in cases where the users find it difficult to explain what is required of the software in a sufficiently technical language to allow precise interpretation. While the User Requirements Analysis (see ECOSIM deliverable D01.01) provides general and high-level guidelines, in particular on aspects of required (and also desirable but not essential) functionality, and describes application scenarios in some detail, it lacks the technical details that could be used as the basis for a more structured top-down design approach.
This includes the integration
This document, the user documentation, will enable an end-user of the ECOSIM system to decide if the application of ECOSIM is useful for solving his problems and will enable him to use the ECOSIM system through detailed guidance.
This deliverable describes the main model parts, its theoretical background, its capabilities and requirements as well as input and output data and their interfaces. In addition, it introduces the main server and explains his basic features.
The document gives an introduction and shows the principle simulation system design of ECOSIM. The ECOSIM main server is described which includes a Geographical Information System (GIS) and a data base, enables networking and remote control of simulation runs. It connects monitoring information with model data for initialisation, background information or validation purposes. The design of the models and the theoretical description is given. It includes opportunities of ozone forecasting with different complexity of the models. The document presents the set of input data which is required for the use of ECOSIM. The main data set for the air domain consists of a digital elevation map, a land use map, an emission inventory and initial and boundary values. The document describes the main features of the ocean and groundwater models (POM, MODFLOW) and its input and output facilities.
This validation report presents the ECOSIM applications which were executed at the validation site of Berlin by the users and the user support partner. The applications focuses primarily on the use of historical and real-time meteorological and pollution data and environmental models which monitor and forecast the impact of human activities (e.g. traffic and industry emissions) on the environment.
An ECOSIM demonstrator with the user required functionality has been installed at the SSUB office in Berlin. The demonstrator was coupled with the local concentration data base of the BLUME net, and interfaces to analyze the observations were established. The ozone analyzing and forecasting capabilities of the ECOSIM demonstrator have been proven for 4 selected episodes suffering from high surface ozone levels.
The validation report identifies the impacts of ECOSIM applications for the demonstrator Berlin/Brandenburg. It presents the criteria which have been used to select the impacts for validation, it provides a brief description of the methods used to measure them and it includes the questionnaire for evaluation at the demonstration site Berlin.
This document describes the process followed for the evaluation of the ECOSIM system as well as the results of this assement for the Athens case. Based on the user requirements for the Athens demonstrator and the draft and final validation plan this document describes the Athens demonstrator, the environmental fields addressed and reports on the evaluation.
Three sources of information are used during the assessment: a) verification results, b) demonstration results, and c) completed evaluation questionnaires. The three appraisal groups involved in the procedures all come from the main user in Athens, MEG, and include environmental managers, data providers and technical staff.
Verification results from the use of the models are presented analytically for the air quality part as this is the primary focus of the Athens demonstrator. Results were very positive and it can be concluded that the model system used is adequate for strategic planning and environmental management concerning urban air quality, coastal water and groundwater quality in Athens.
This document describes the process followed for the evaluation of the ECOSIM system as well as the results of this assessment for the Gdansk case. Three sources are used during the assessment: verification results, demonstration results, and completed evaluation questionnaires.
This document describes the ECOSIM Exploitation Plan.
The Exploitation Plan for ECOSIM is based on the following steps as described in the Project Programme:
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.
Based on the user requirements specifications (Deliverable D03.01) and the final validation plan (Deliverable D10.01) the results from the project validation and evaluation activities at the three demonstrator sites Berlin, Athens and Gdansk are summarized and anaylzed.
Annex 6. Other information