OR/13/043 Summary

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Wang, L, Kingdon, A, Shelley, W A, and Smith, N A . 2013. OneRTM: a pilot study for exploring the business case for the next generation of online real-time numerical modelling and data services. British Geological Survey External Report, OR/13/043.

This report summarises the output of the NERC grant ‘OneRTM: a pilot study for exploring the business case for the next generation of online real-time numerical modelling and data services.’ The project sought to develop a new and innovative method to automatically keep models up-to- date and serve outputs of environmental models directly to the end-user. This will aid those users’ understanding of and interaction with modelling functions online. Work was undertaken both to improve the concept of the system at a technical level and also to establish a business case for its wider implementation. During the lifespan of this funding a fragmentary initial pilot was expanded and professionalised. Significant effort was expended developing the GIS capabilities which moved from simplistic viewers to tools for fully navigating the data and manipulating model functions.