"The “Rio+20” United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) focused on the ""Green economy"" as the main concept to fight poverty and achieve a sustainable way to feed the planet. For coastal countries, this concept translates into ""Blue economy"", the sustainable exploitation of marine environments to fulfill humanity needs for resources, energy, and food. This puts a stress on marine industries to better articulate their processes to gain and share knowledge of different marine habitats, and to reevaluate the data value chains established in the past and to support a data fueled market that is going only to in the near future.
The EXPOSURES project is working in conjunction with the SUNRISE project to establish a new marine information ecosystem and demonstrate how the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) can be exploited for marine applications. In particular EXPOSURES engaged with the community of stakeholders in order to identify a new data value chain which includes IoT data providers, data analysts, and harbor authorities. Moreover we integrated the key technological assets that couple OGC standards for raster data management and manipulation and semantic technologies to better manage data assets.
Professor Michael Boniface is Technical Director of the IT Innovation Centre. He joined IT Innovation in 2000 after several years at Nortel Networks developing infrastructure to support telecommunications interoperability. His roles at IT Innovation include technical strategy of RTD across IT Innovation's project portfolio, technical leadership, and business development. He has over 16 years' experience of RTD into innovative distributed systems for science and industry using technologies such as new media, secure service-oriented architectures, semantic web, cloud computing and network infrastructures. He coordinated the EXPERIMEDIA project providing leadership for a facility used to conduct 30 ecosystem trails with end users bringing together sensors, gaming, social networking and media technologies including user-centric provenance frameworks for tracking causation in highly distributed systems. He's now working on deep user interaction modelling and observation techniques to monitor and assess children learning social skills at school using digital games. He leads trust and security architecture for a cloud and network infrastructure test facility (FED4FIRE) whilst exploring business modelling and sustainability activities including identification and analysis of novel data value chains deriving from new information sources such as autonomous vehicles . He leads IT Innovation's contribution to European Next Generation Internet Expert Groups. Michael has a BEng in multimedia communications.