We have been working steadily on the joint TrilaWatt research initiative in the past year and wish to present a quick update on our work for our participative stakeholders and the interested scientific community on an upcoming online workshop, first results, and our next steps.
The next TrilaWatt stakeholder workshop
The TrilaWatt objective is the synthesis of scattered data in the Trilateral Wadden Sea area to reliable, high-resolution bathymetry, surface sediment, and tidal dynamic data products for research, consulting, and governmental policy decision in the period of 2000 to 2020. Final data products will be available following the FAIR model (free, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable). We wish to invite you for an opportunity to present our current research status and for you to get involved in future data products. The workshop will be held online with WebEx on:
February 16th 2023 from 10:00 to 12:00
Please register under this link to receive your conference invite. We would be happy to receive (optional) feedback or ideas on data products and the web environment with your registration.
First results: Bathymetry and surface sediment data
We started our work by collecting extensive bathymetry and surface sediment information from our trilateral partners in the first year of our research project. These data were used to test our interactive web environment where we plan to develop novel features such as on-the-fly differences or data cropping.
The development of high-resolution bathymetry and surface sediment data (<10m) requires extensive input data and information about tidal dynamics at the study site. To date, we have collected more than 144,000 bathymetry data sets with 370 billion data points and 45,000 surface sediment samples. An exemplary 1 m bathymetry grid of the Dutch-German Ems estuary is shown below. Similar data are planned for the entire Wadden Sea area.
Our next steps
Within the next few months, we aim to collect and organize more data to refine our bathymetric and surface sediment data product collection. The web-viewing environment will be adjusted to handle these high-resolution data and data operations simultaneously. We also develop and calibrate a hydrodynamic numerical model of the North Sea to estimate tidal dynamics, temperature, salinity, and suspended sediment concentration in the study period. The final data products will be just as good as the input data available to us which is why we wish to invite you, the trilateral Wadden Sea stakeholders, to participate in our research effort.
We would be happy to stay in contact and to develop and refine data over the course of the next few years in a partnership-like philosophy.
Be sure to visit or homepage https://trilawatt.eu or contact us via E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org.