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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

78.00

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: 01-12/98)
Manpower used
(Person-months: 01-08/98)

WP01

4.00

3.96

WP02

2.00

3.70

WP03

0.00

0.00

WP04

0.00

0.00

WP05

0.67

8.81

WP06

13.25

12.38

WP07

9.08

11.72

WP08

10.75

19.75

WP09

4.40

3.90

WP10

4.20

5.18

Annex 3. Partner Contribution
Partner Work packages involved in Manpower planned
(Person-months: 01-12/98)
Manpower used
(Person-months: 01-08/98)

ESS

WP01, WP02, WP05, WP06, WP09, WP10

8.52

8.88

TUG

WP08, WP10

8.60

14.21

COG

WP08, WP10

5.60

12.99

GMD

WP05, WP06, WP09, WP10

13.00

13.81

SUP

WP02, WP09

0.60

2.66

AUT

WP05, WP07, WP09, WP10

4.93

7.95

UA

WP05, WP07

2.35

2.18

NTUA

WP05, WP07

1.45

4.04

SSUB

WP06, WP10

3.30

2.68

CEO


0.00

0.00

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

D05.01

Integration plan (UPDATES)

PM36

PM36 (online)
10.12.1998 (hardcopy)


D05.02

ECOSIM user documentation (UPDATES)
APPENDIX: ECOSIM on-line user manual

PM36

PM36 (online)
10.12.1998 (hardcopy)


D06.01

Report on validation (Berlin)

PM34

PM36 (online)
14.12.1998 (hardcopy)


D07.01

Report on validation (Athens)

PM34

PM36 (online)
14.12.1998 (hardcopy)


D08.01

Report on validation (Gdansk)

PM34

PM36 (online)
14.12.1998 (hardcopy)


D09.01

Exploitation Plan (updates)

PM24

PM36 (online)
14.12.1998 (hardcopy)


D10.01

Final Validation Plan

PM18

PM18 (online)
30.06.1997 (hardcopy)


D10.02

Evaluation Report

PM36

PM36 (online)

21.12.1998 (hardcopy)

 

Annex 5. Executive Summaries of Deliverables





Deliverable number

D05.01

Deliverable title

Integration Plan (updates)

Deliverable version number 1.0
Work package contributing to deliverable 5
Nature of the deliverable Online Working Document
Dissemination level Limited to Project Participants
Contractual date of delivery PM36 (December 1998)
Actual date of delivery PM36 (online)
10 December 1998 (hardcopy)
Author Kurt Fedra, ESS

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:

  • research orientation and a high degree of innovation,
  • a heterogeneous and distributed development team,
  • approximate initial user specifications from a diverse user group,
  • a complex and ill-structured application domain, and
  • the pre-competitive nature of the product.

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

  • of the main ECOSIM SERVER with:
    • the interactive GUI,
    • hypertext help and explain (multi-media system) with WWW linkage;
    • the geographic information system (GIS),
    • object data bases,including the
      • time-series analysis for monitoring networks,
      • and model scenario management
      • and the multi-criteria decision support tools (DSS);
  • linkage to remote data bases and monitoring systems,
  • linkage to the (remote or local) environmental simulation models.
Integration strategy and procedure, the related documentation, testing and validation issues are discussed in this document based on the functional specifications and the chosen systems architecture as well as on an analysis of project characteristics and constraints.





Deliverable number

D05.02

Deliverable title

ECOSIM User Documentation (updates)

Deliverable version number 1.0
Work package contributing to deliverable 5
Nature of the deliverable Online Working Document
Dissemination level Limited to Project Participants
Contractual date of delivery PM36 (December 1998)
Actual date of delivery PM36 (online)
14 December 1998 (hardcopy)
Authors P. Mieth, S. Unger, GMD
N. Moussiopoulos, K. Karatzas, AUT
K. Fedra, ESS
D. Fatta, M. Loizidou, TUA
L. Perivoliotis, A. Lascaratos, UA

Executive Summary:

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.





Deliverable number

D06.01

Deliverable title

Report on validation (Berlin)

Deliverable version number 1.0
Work package contributing to deliverable 6
Nature of the deliverable RE
Dissemination level PU
Contractual date of delivery PM34 (October 1998)
Actual date of delivery PM35 (online)
30 November 1998 (hardcopy)
Author W. Reichenbächer, SSUB, P. Mieth, S. Unger, GMD

Executive Summary:

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.





Deliverable number

D07.01

Deliverable title

Report on validation (Athens)

Deliverable version number 1.0
Work package contributing to deliverable 7
Nature of the deliverable RE
Dissemination level PU
Contractual date of delivery PM34 (October 1998)
Actual date of delivery PM34 (online)
30 October 1998 (hardcopy)
Author K. Karatzas, N. Moussiopoulos, AUT
D. Fatta, M. Loizidou, NTUA
L. Perivoliotis, A. Lascaratos, UA

Executive Summary:

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.





Deliverable number

D08.01

Deliverable title

Report on validation (Gdansk)

Deliverable version number 1.0
Work package contributing to deliverable 8
Nature of the deliverable RE
Dissemination level PU
Contractual date of delivery PM34 (October 1998)
Actual date of delivery PM35 (online)
30 November 1998 (hardcopy)
Author A. Tubielewicz, C. Orlowski, Z. Tomczak,
R. Kubiczek, L. Ziemba, TUG

Executive Summary:

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.





Deliverable number

D09.01

Deliverable title

Exploitation Plan (updates)

Deliverable version number 1.0
Work package contributing to deliverable 9
Nature of the deliverable Project Deliverable
Dissemination level Limited to Programme Participants
Contractual date of delivery PM24 (December 1997)
Actual date of delivery PM36 (online)
14 December 1998 (hardcopy)
Authors K. Fedra, ESS

Executive Summary:

This document describes the ECOSIM Exploitation Plan.

The Exploitation Plan for ECOSIM is based on the following steps as described in the Project Programme:

  • Supply-side exploitation: This identifies the market segment(s) where exploitation is to be directed and the mechanisms by which this market will be penetrated. This will be linked to project phases.
  • Demand-side exploitation: Within their specification of requirements, user organisations should be able to identify key capabilities, results and associated environmental impacts and costs savings that the ECOSIM system should be able to provide in order for them to justify its continued use and sponsoring of further development. Quantitative data will be provided where possible (eg ECOSIM platform and software costs).
These factors have been integrated into a coherent plan to serve the needs of all project participants. The results of exploitation activities will be presented with the overall project reports.





Deliverable number

D10.01

Deliverable title

Final 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 K. Fedra, L. Winkelbauer, ESS

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.





Deliverable number

D10.02

Deliverable title

Evaluation Report

Deliverable version number 1.0
Work package contributing to deliverable 10
Nature of the deliverable RE
Dissemination level PU
Contractual date of delivery PM36 (October 1998)
Actual date of delivery PM36 (online)
21 December 1998 (hardcopy)
Author K. Fedra, L. Winkelbauer, ESS

Executive Summary:

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

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