exchange data between models: opensource interface
|KEYWORDS||All aspects of water management and use and the domains affected.|
|MARKET NEED TAILORED|
It was specifically developed for the Water Framework Directive but is applicable to any directive where it is necessary to understand how one process could impact upon another.
The OpenMI is an interface standard which allows models to exchange data as they run. It nables linking of models of different processes and hence facilitates the understanding of process interactions. Eg. questions that lead to the need for such understanding and hence modelling might be: Could dynamic pricing of water achieve savings in water and energy consumption and so prolong the life of capital works. What are the implications of climate change on the cost of flood insurance ?
|STATE OF DEVELOPMENT|
|INNOVATIVE ASPECTS AND ADVANTAGES|
The OpenMI changes the nature of the market for models and opens up vast opportunities for innovation and integration.
It does so by removing many of the obstacles to the take up of modelling and makes it very much easier for developers to create saleable modelling components.
The opportunities for innovation lie in using the OpenMI to link modelling components together in ways and with an ease that were previously completely infeasible.
From a commercial and scientific point of view, the lies not in the OpenMI itself but what it makes possible.
|INTELLECTUAL/INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS|
Open Source licence. No charge is made and it may be used for any purpose.
For a model to be labelled ‘OpenMI Compliant’ it must conform to the OpenMI specification in all respects.
The IPR is owned by the OpenMI Association.
Any organisation with a need to develop or use models or modelling components that need to be linked to other models.
It can be used simply as a way structuring complex models efficiently or it can be used for linking models, modelling tools and data sets from a range of different suppliers.
|Estimation of risks|
|EVALUATION OF RISKS FOR OUTPUT USERS|
Later: Any organisation using modelling or decision support
|TECHNICAL RISKS||The entrepreneur will need to make his her assessment of the risks. *Most of the conventional risks should be low.|
|NEXT STEPS TO ACHIEVE THE STATUS 'READY TO USE'|
|TYPE OF PARTNER FOR THE NEXT DEVELOPMENTS||Any organisation is welcome to join the OpenMI Association and contribute to the development and exploitation of the OpenMI. * *We are currently looking for large software houses to join the team.|
|TASKS TO BE PERFORMED|
Funded 50:50 by :
The lead partners were:
The Natural Environment Research Council (UK) DHI (DK) Deltares (NL) HRW (UK) Other partner names can be supplied.
|Estimation of ressources|
|RESOURCES FOR NEXT STEPS|
Objective is to make it ready for the market : Mandays and associated expertise, tools (server, …), budget for improvement
To be discussed.
|FORESEEN COSTS FOR NEXT STEPS|
Costs for testing, costs for improving
To be discussed.
|TECHNICAL CONTACT||Name: Roger Moore *Address; British Geological Survey, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8BB, UK *Phone; +44 1491 838800 *Fax; +44 1491 692424 *Email/s; email@example.com *Website; www.openmi.org|
|WATER RTOM CONTACT||OIEau|
|PROJECT DESCRIPTION||The OpenMI is an interface standard which allows models to exchange data as they run. It nables linking of models of different processes and hence facilitates the understanding of process interactions. Eg. questions that lead to the need for such understanding and hence modelling might be: Could dynamic pricing of water achieve savings in water and energy consumption and so prolong the life of capital works. What are the implications of climate change on the cost of flood insurance ?|
|LEADER||Research institution (Natural Environment Research Council)|
|COUNTRIES INVOLVED||UNITED KINGDOM, DENMARK, NETHERLANDS, GREECE, BELGIUM|