Sunday, November 26, 2017

three posts for digitization of oceans reference architecture

The next three posts within my series describing the need for a digitization of oceans reference architecture will be focused on the three technology domains of; end-points, communications, and data stores. This separation is to allow a deeper look into each domain as they have different considerations in relation to technology architecture and attributes important to the digitization of oceans.

End Points: the sensors and devices which collect and emit data. Consider this the Internet of Things (IoT) that can be located anywhere within and around oceans, airborne, surface, and submersible.

Communications: the communications technologies available to transfer data from one place to another. A lot to explore within this domain; as underwater data transmission is an emerging technology, and the structure of the data messages will become the foundation of the reference architecture.

Data Stores: there are many existing data storage approaches, locations, and structures that can be used to store the oceans data. Databases and database designs are already available for many of the subjects within the digitization of oceans. Better to use exiting methods to store the structured and unstructured data and use a federated approach to bring them together.

Creating an inventory
The number of technologies, vendors, standards, and approaches within these three domains will be large and forever growing. To start documenting this inventory I have created a Wikipedia page under my Wikipedia account. Once this page describing the Digitization of Oceans and its Reference Architecture is more complete I will submit it as a published article otherwise consider it a work in progress. Feel free to join in and edit the work in progress wiki page;