Launching the ‘Digital Twin’ for the ocean space.  Visualiz.ocean is an virtual reality digital twin of the ocean environment.  It allows simultaneous multiple users to visualise and control complex multi-dimensional systems within a distributed, collaborative environment.  Capable of giving each user an individual opportunity to explore the system and its surrounding environment on multiple scales and perspectives, users are linked by voice and visual cues within the environment whereever they are physically located.

The system utilises a high capacity data backend that can take input from real time monitoring systems or synthetic data and pass it through to the virtual environment.  In a reciprocal fashion changes made by the host user to the system can be output to real world systems or as input to a synthetic environment. 

The system is data agnostic in this respect and can simultaneously communicate with real world systems or models to provide a seamless experience for the users. 

This is a new way of viewing data bridging the divide between spatial data and 3-D representations of these data when they are varying in the time domain. 

It is possible to interpolate real time data inputs, assess their confidence limits, apply filters or constraints, control machinery, task or re-task autonomous vehicles no matter where those assets are located all in collaboration with one's colleagues wherever they happen to be.

 

This means that in one shared environment you can undertake rapid assessment and modelling of:

 

      Physical oceanographic conditions

      Autonomous vehicle behaviour

      Manipulate the communications environment

      Assess third party vehicle behaviours and potential vessel interaction

      Assess sensor performance

      Assess system performance

 

Applications include

 

      Mission rehearsal and execution

      Concept and feasibility analysis

      System design, integration and test

      Condition monitoring across a wide field installation

      Fault finding and diagnosis