Research & Projects

Digital Earth

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In the joint project “Digital Earth”, new methods are developed to bring together large quantities of heterogeneous data from atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial research and to use this data more efficiently.

To better integrate comprehensive existing data sets, data is compiled from different disciplines in the field of Earth sciences and is analysed across disciplines. Through close cooperation between natural scientists and data scientists, digital workflows are to become more refined, new processes are to be developed and yet to be developed algorithms are to be integrated into the analysis. The aim is to process rapidly growing, multi-parameter data sets, explore them visually and investigate them using artificial intelligence.

Through improved integration of data and knowledge from different disciplines in the area of Earth sciences and across the atmosphere, ocean and land compartments, the interconnections can be much better understood and interpreted. The research in Digital Earth, which transcends compartmental boundaries and disciplines, will contribute to solving pressing societal issues such as climate change, resource security or natural disasters/geohazards.

Funded with 5M Euros, eight of the Helmholtz Association’s research centres aim to make strides in the coming three years with the “Digital Earth” project (Helmholtz Initiative and Networking Fund). The project is coordinated by GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel. The Digital Earth joint project is directly linked to the two joint projects
MOSES and ESM - Earth System Modelling.

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