SUDPLAN from the ICT perspective
SUDPLAN has the ambition to be compliant with existing infrastructures supporting the emerging SISE (Single Information Space in Europe for the Environment). Today, there are many autonomous applications focusing on flooding, water runoff and air pollution. Some also include risk assessments with a changing climate. The models are hard-wired into such applications and adaptations are difficult to undertake.
The project intends to close this gap by providing planners and decision makers in the urban context with a web-based scenario management environment providing advanced modelling services.
The web-based tool will allow end-users to manage scenarios, to execute, visualise and compare them with each other and with real developments over 3-space and time, in order to carry out scenario-based prediction, damage assessment, planning and training, which uses 3D/4D modelling, simulation and visualisation coupled with existing resources like sensor networks.
SUDPLAN will connect to existing systems and infrastructures using existing service-oriented architectures (SOA). Emerging SISE developments (INSPIRE, GMES) use the SOA paradigm because it offers dynamic recombination of services in a loosely coupled fashion.
The SUDPLAN communication and service infrastructure will be based on the standards and specifications of OGC, and will re-use FP6 ORCHESTRA and FP6 SANY concepts, specifications and software components, as well as other open source software, where appropriate for the communication and service infrastructure.