Collect, visualize, contextualize, analyze and distribute.
Blue Insight provides an open, modular platform for the processing, visualization and sharing of ocean data. The core module contains the cloud framework – which has been built to the highest cyber security standards – and an application-specific dashboard, teamed with data storage and management functionalities. Additional modules can be added to this framework to tailor Blue Insight’s functionality to suit all projects, however large or small.
Key to Blue Insight’s data-streaming functionality is the concept of sensor fusion, by which data is streamlined from various onboard sensors and a local database for seamless transmission into the cloud. In addition, the module serves as a link with KM onboard sensors for remote operation.
Data can be collected from any platform, ranging from crewed to autonomous surface vessels, or even underwater vehicles such as AUVs or gliders. Through ongoing delivery projects, several modules already exist to assist customers in obtaining the best results from Blue Insight, including Sensor Remote - a solution that enables remote access to a KM echosounder via a web interface; Ocean View - a powerful and comprehensive web-based visualisation tool for historic and real-time sensor or database data; and Data Forwarder - enabling data conversion into any common format and automated data forwarding to external cloud systems or databases. Analytics supplies an infrastructure for more in-depth data handling capabilities, such as the implementation of machine learning and AI-enhanced data analysis on board or in the cloud. As an example, one of the first delivery projects has seen the module providing a framework on unmanned surface vehicles for the automated onboard classification of fish. The portfolio of modules and support for specific instruments will be continuously expanded, consistent with KM’s aim to provide customers with unprecedently swift access to data, even in heterogeneous environments.