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On-line applications of numerical models in the Black Sea GIS
Author(s): E. Zhuk; A. Khaliulin; G. Zodiatis; A. Nikolaidis; M. Nikolaidis; Stavros Stylianou
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Paper Abstract

The Black Sea Geographical Information System (GIS) is developed based on cutting edge information technologies, and provides automated data processing and visualization on-line. Mapserver is used as a mapping service; the data are stored in MySQL DBMS; PHP and Python modules are utilized for data access, processing, and exchange.
New numerical models can be incorporated in the GIS environment as individual software modules, compiled for a server-based operational system, providing interaction with the GIS. A common interface allows setting the input parameters; then the model performs the calculation of the output data in specifically predefined files and format. The calculation results are then passed to the GIS for visualization.
Initially, a test scenario of integration of a numerical model into the GIS was performed, using software, developed to describe a two-dimensional tsunami propagation in variable basin depth, based on a linear long surface wave model which is legitimate for more than 5 m depth.
Furthermore, the well established oil spill and trajectory 3-D model MEDSLIK ( was integrated into the GIS with more advanced GIS functionality and capabilities. MEDSLIK is able to forecast and hind cast the trajectories of oil pollution and floating objects, by using meteo-ocean data and the state of oil spill. The MEDSLIK module interface allows a user to enter all the necessary oil spill parameters, i.e. date and time, rate of spill or spill volume, forecasting time, coordinates, oil spill type, currents, wind, and waves, as well as the specification of the output parameters. The entered data are passed on to MEDSLIK; then the oil pollution characteristics are calculated for pre-defined time steps. The results of the forecast or hind cast are then visualized upon a map.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 September 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10444, Fifth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2017), 104440H (6 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2279084
Show Author Affiliations
E. Zhuk, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (Russian Federation)
A. Khaliulin, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (Russian Federation)
G. Zodiatis, Univ. of Cyprus (Cyprus)
A. Nikolaidis, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
M. Nikolaidis, Univ. of Cyprus (Cyprus)
Stavros Stylianou, Univ. of Cyprus (Cyprus)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10444:
Fifth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2017)
Kyriacos Themistocleous; Silas Michaelides; Giorgos Papadavid; Vincent Ambrosia; Gunter Schreier; Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis, Editor(s)

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