Ocean Data Factory Sweden
About ODF Sweden
July 1st, 2019, was the starting date for Ocean Data Factory Sweden. SCOOT takes on the coordinating role, working with a large consortium from the industry, academia and public sector organisations. ODF Sweden is headed by professor Robin Teigland from Chalmers University of Technology.
ODF Sweden is an arena for competence building and innovation, open to all who believe that crunching data from the ocean is 1) fun, 2) holds the answers to a sustainable blue economy and 3) gets really productive when different competences do it together! We conduct our activities in high paced cycles focusing on selected themes.
ODF Sweden is not a data provider per se. However, we work with all the agencies responsible for making ocean data available. In Sweden this includes our partners SMHI and SND, but also SwAM and SLU. These agencies work in international networks to make ocean data globally available. What makes ODF Sweden distinct is that our starting point is not the data, but ocean challenges and how data can address those challenges.
ODF Sweden is part of Vinnova’s (Sweden’s Innovation Agency) investment to speed up development within AI. We are delighted to see that also the National Space Data Lab will be initiated. Planning for joint co-creation has already started.
First innovation cycle
During 2019 we focus on a few selected challenges related to monitoring and management of the marine environment. Some challenges will be selected together with Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM). ODF Sweden will deliver learning and an AI use case to SwAM, by joining the Three Archipelagos project.
During this cycle ODF Sweden will also
Work packages (with lead and partners)
- Lead and external communication, headed by Robin Teigland , Chalmers (together with RISE and UGOT Marine)
- Continuous evaluation & innovation, headed by Yixin Zhang, UGOT AIT.
- Data sources & ethical, legal aspects, headed Malin Mohlin, Medins (with contribution from MMT, SeAnalytics, SMHI, SND)
- APIs and data streams, headed by Eddie Olsson, RISE. (with contribution from eDNA Solutions, Maranics, Medins, SMHI)
- AI, ML, NN, headed by Benedikt Ziegler, Combine. (with contribution from Inocean, MMT)
- Dissemination & up-scaling, headed by Martin Sjöberg, KMRIC. (with contribution from RISE)
Partners (with WP and contact)
- Alkit Communications AB, WP4, Mathias Johansson
- Avant Marine AB, WP3, Mats Bjurefalk
- Chalmers University of Technology, WP1, Robin Teigland
- Combine Control Systems AB, WP5, Benedikt Ziegler
- eDNA Solutions AB, WP4, Mats Töpel
- Inocean AB, WP5, Peter Larsson
- Kristineberg Marine Research and Innovation Centre (KMRIC), WP6, Martin Sjöberg
- Lysekil municipality, WP6, Anne Gunnäs
- Maranics AB, WP4, Per Bolinder
- Medins havs och vattenkonsulter AB, WP3, Malin Mohlin
- MMT Sweden AB, WP3, Thomas Mennerdahl
- Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), WP1, WP4, Robert Rylander
- SeAnalytics AB, WP3, Matthias Obst
- Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM), (*), Magnus Petzäll
- Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA), (*), Thomas Hammarklint
- Swedish Metrological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), WP3, Markus Lindh
- Swedish National Data Service (SND), WP3, David Rayner
- University of Gothenburg (UGOT), Department of Applied IT, WP2, Yixin Zhang
- University of Gothenburg (UGOT), Department of Marine Sciences, WP1, Torsten Linders
(*) SMA and SwAM are associated partners, joined ODF Sweden in November 2019.
External advisory board
- Professor Alex Alcocer, Department of Mechanical, Electronics and
Chemical Engineering & AI Lab, Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet),
- Dr. Fabrice Collard, President OceanDataLab, France
- Dr. Serdar Temiz, University of Rennes and EIT Digital Hub, France
- Professor Dirk Fleischer, Kiel Marine Science Data and Information
Manager, Kiel University, Germany.
- Professor Sergio Leandro, Deputy Director, School of Tourism and Maritime Technology, Politechnic Institute of Leiria, and Head of smartOCEAN, Portugal
- Jessica Hjerpe Olausson, maritime expert, Västra Götaland Region, Sweden
- Professor David Langlet, Ocean Governance Law, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
- Vanja Carlén, Project leader, AI Innovation of Sweden
- Åsa Burman, Director, Lighthouse – Swedish Maritime Competence Centre
News & media
- 20 December 2019, Göteborg & Co: International guest researchers visit AI Innovation of Sweden
- 26 Nov 2019, SMHI: SMHI bidrar till stor satsning inom marina AI-innovationer
- 24 Nov 2019, Minapim News Technology Magazine: New data factory to support marine innovation
- 13 Nov 2019, Chalmers: Ny datafabrik ska stödja havsinnovation
- 27 May 2019, Vinnova: Investing in computer labs should speed up development within AI