The main objective of BigDataOcean is to enable maritime big data scenarios for EU-based companies, organisations and scientists, through a multi-segment platform that will combine data of different velocity, variety and volume under an inter-linked, trusted, multilingual engine to produce a big-data repository of value and veracity back to the participants and local communities.

In the technical level, BigDataOcean will deliver the greatest repository for maritime data to enable big data scenarios; enhance those data with semantic and linked data characteristics to increase their value and make them easily reusable; so that at the end cross-sector and multi-lingual integration will be much easier with less pre-processing.

In the business Level,BigDataOcean will contribute by enabling different stakeholders in a collaborative but also flexible (i.e.between private and public resources) repository for maritime big data, BigDataOcean will provide them with the tools (i.e. applications and APIs) to gain business logic capabilities on these data; Thus allow help them to make data-driven decisions based on diverse data resources, coming from well-trusted providers; And enable new business models that will secure sustainability and transparency in organisations operations.

In the scientific Level, BigDataOcean will allow scientists to automate many reasoning processes and existing models because of the structural enhancement of big data from different resources; Provide them with the greatest repository of data and allow them focus on building better models and algorithms without caring on finding those data; And reduce the barriers of analysing maritime data, thus giving incentives for running research tasks (i.e. indications of causality) to stakeholders outside the academia (e.g. NGOs, students, local communities, policy makers)


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