Use Cases

A Digital Twin for windfarms

SSE Renewables, Microsoft and Avanade are collaborating to create digital twins of offshore wind farms and their local environment. This will hopefully encourage the sector to consider the effects the turbines have on the local wildlife and ecosystem.

A Digital Twin for Grenada by Esri

Grenada, like many island nations, is confronted with uncertain challenges due to climate change: sea level rise, intense rainfall and saltwater intrusion have already started threatening the island’s economy. In order to monitor these challenges and come up with solutions, Esri has created a digital twin of Grenada.

A Digital Twin for the Port of Rotterdam by Esri

The Rotterdam Port Authority wants to enable autonomous shipping within the port by 2030. To reach this goal, Esri is building a digital twin of the port, which includes data about the infrastructure objects, shipping movements, weather conditions and hydrological readings.

COASTAL-SOS: A Digital Twin for coastal protection in China

Led by Xiamen University, COASTAL-SOS is a UN Decade endorsed project that is building a digital twin for coastal governance. The digital twin will be used to predict the coastal ecosystem changes in the next thirty years by conducting scenario analysis under different socio-economic pathways and the threat of climate change, hereby facilitating government decision-making.

DestinE: A Digital Twin of the Earth

Under the European Commission’s Green Deal and Digital Strategy, DestinE aims to develop a global, highly accurate digital twin of the Earth. The digital earth will be used to monitor and predict the effects of climate change, whilst simultaneously achieving the objectives of the twin transition: green and digital.

Digital Twin of the Ocean by Mercator Ocean International

Mercator Ocean International is developing a European Digital Twin of the Ocean. This DTO will integrate a wide variety of existing and new European assets and data sources, together with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and High Performance Computing. The digital ocean can be used to simulate the effects of climate change on the ocean system, as well the efficacy of mitigation and adaptation strategies.