Cognite is one of the partners supporting REV Ocean, an initiative working to solve ocean-related environmental problems. As part of its work, REV Ocean is developing the Ocean Data Platform, which the initiative envisions as a global, unifying platform that will enable unbiased research and facilitate a data-driven debate, leading to better decision-making about how best to conserve and use ocean resources.
Cognite’s software package, Cognite Data Fusion (CDF), is serving as the foundation for the Ocean Data Platform.
CDF is helping companies in industries like Oil & Gas, Shipping, and Manufacturing extract value from data by transforming it into useful information. By liberating information about environmental hazards, equipment health, work orders, and more, and making it accessible and meaningful for humans and machines, CDF reveals insights that enable companies to optimize their production, revamp their maintenance routines, and boost worker safety.
In the same manner, CDF will as part of the Ocean Data Platform make information about the ocean -- on marine biology, plastic pollution, vessel tracking, and more -- available to fisheries, researchers, policymakers, and others.
The Ocean Data Platform will break down the walls between different data sources and contextualize the information in a common format. The information will be collected from a global network of partners, creating a central knowledge hub that combines data from specialized databases. Crucially, the data will be publicly available, giving anyone passionate about solving the challenges facing the ocean the ability to create analytics services, applications, and visualizations.
“There is a great need for a common and accessible hub for information about the oceans,” said Dr. John Markus Lervik, CEO of Cognite.
The Ocean Data Platform is expected to launch later this year. Work on the platform is also being supported by the Friends of Ocean Action, Global Fishing Watch, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Pristine Seas, and WWF.