Digital Ocean

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The digital ocean framework is supported by integrating data from diverse ocean observing systems. The data is converted into actionable insights using massive computational and visualisation power.

Abstract: We are living in the digital era and data driven decisions with advanced analytics and visualisation features are becoming an integral part of all walks of life. In ocean sciences abundant marine meteorological and oceanographic data from a variety of ocean observing systems are fed into models to improve the quality of weather and ocean state forecasts. Well-organised data in an integrated environment will support the usage and help in better understanding of oceanographic processes. This article presents the development of Digital Ocean, a single platform that efficiently integrates heterogeneous ocean data and provides advanced visualisation and analysis to facilitate the improved understanding of oceans through a multi-disciplinary approach.

The authors are Senior Scientist and Head of Ocean Observations and Data Management Group (ODG); Senior Scientist and Head, Training, Programme Planning and Management Group; Scientist E-ODG; Scientist C-ODG, Scientist D-ODG; and, Director, respectively at Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS). The article should be cited as Rao E.P.R., T.V.S.U. Bhaskar, R.V. Shesu, S. Kumar, N.S. Rao and S.S.C. Shenoi, 2020. Digital Ocean, Geography and You, 20(6-7): 36-39