Water Talk #10 2024 - Old & New Data: A treasure Trove!

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Klaus Lys Grå Baggrund Web 1
Head of Water Tech Klaus Kubstrup Kattenhøj +45 3117 3314
Lixia Duan Project Consultant dansih export / danish eksport
Project Consultant Lixia Duan +45 6020 8565

Old and new data: A treasure trove!
Marine developers and operators have been sampling environmental for decades in Danish and international waters. However, old data is often forgotten, either because of process changes or sometimes the data is forgotten due to staff changes. Accordingly, a treasure chest of data can be sitting in the basement of companies, often collected at huge costs and efforts, just waiting to be revived. This will also enable the data to form long-term time series which is very often sought in science and decision making.

DHI has engaged with a client, whom they have been conducting seabed monitoring for, through many years. Usually, the data collected was used for status and monitoring reports and the data was subsequently stored and the access to all the data were limited to access on a year-by-year basis. In 2023 they suggested to the client to compile all the +30 years of data into a new data portal, including all raw data, reports, maps, observations etc. thus bringing all the data back alive and creating possibilities for other users to make analyses across years and variables. The portal will go live in the end of 2024 and they are currently working on the portal, also bringing AI search-possibilities into the portal. Parallel to the current work, they have also engaged in making portals for other clients.

Jesper Goodley Dannisøe and Lars O. Mortensen from DHI will in this water talk take us with them on the journey of collecting these treasures and give an outlook on what the future may bring.


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During 2024 Water Tech will host a series of online Water Talks where we will talk about hot topics in the water industry. Each Water Talk will centre around an interesting topic and start out with a 15 min opening talk from a thought leader. After the talk the floor is open for discussion and debate. A Water Talk session will have duration a of 45 to 60 minutes.

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  • Jesper Goodley Sannisoee Lars O Mortensen DHI

    Meet the Speakers

    Jesper Goodley Dannisøe, M.Sc. Biology, Senior Project Manager & Lars O. Mortensen, Ph.D., Head of Offshore Biodiversity and Ecology Department, DHI.

    Jesper Goodley Dannisøe is project manager on the development of the portal. He has +40 years of experience in monitoring and data collection, both in Denmark and abroad. Jesper is a marine biologist of training and has been working with both marine and freshwater projects and also several urban water projects within stormwater, nature-based solutions and water supply.

    Lars O. Mortensen is a principal scientist at DHI and has been working with statistical data analysis and modelling for +10 years in a wide range of ecosystems. Lars is an ecologist by training and is currently also heading up DHI’s offshore biodiversity engagements and solutions in the offshore environments.

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