Modern Software for Advanced Environmental Modelling, Simulations & Forecasting
Jun 11 2014 Comments 0
Aquatic Informatics Inc. (Canada) today announced the expansion of its AQUARIUS solution suite with the launch of AQUARIUS Forecast. This modern software for advanced environmental modelling is a vital decision support tool for water resource managers looking to improve water accounting, optimise water supply allocation, and better predict and manage floods.
“AQUARIUS Forecast is the most intuitive and contemporary solution for building models of water resource systems using time series data,” said Ed Quilty, President and CEO of Aquatic Informatics. “Time series data are the essence of modern water resource monitoring. AQUARIUS Forecast can easily connect to any time series data source, automatically converting the data to the required time-step of any model. It has never been easier to analyse, simulate, and forecast water resources for greater insight to help solve complex water management challenges.”
Water monitoring organisations can expect several advantages with AQUARIUS Forecast.
Friendly, Graphical Interface. The interactive graphical environment makes it easy to assemble models using a rich set of building blocks and analytical functions. Trend data is displayed in charts and grids to quickly visualise the results of models and forecasts, facilitating fast analysis and effective decisions.
Custom Modelling. The flexible SupaScript scripting language is used to fully configure simulations that embody specific operations and water resource systems. AQUARIUS Forecast provides greater flexibility than other packages with a Model Library of “transparent” elements. Complex models can be built efficiently by using and adapting Library elements, saving them as new custom elements.
Simpler Workflows. A simple click runs models for full defined periods. Any errors are identified in a clickable list, making them easy to find and fix. Simpler workflows make it easier to build sophisticated models, so users can gain higher confidence in their simulations.
Flexible Timing & Forecasting. A model time step can be specified from any fixed interval down to a resolution of 1 second, enabling more timely and precise forecasting. For real-time operations, a relative-time notation can be used to define the model start and finish times as an offset from the time at which the model is run.
Enterprise Class. AQUARIUS Forecast has been carefully designed and tested to run safely within automated 24×7 operations, like the Malaysia ‘Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel,’ the longest multi-purpose tunnel in the world designed to both reduce traffic and solve the problem of flash floods in Kuala Lumpur. Since 2012, the SMART Stormwater Control Center has used AQUARIUS for processing, storing, and building simulations of environmental data. During severe flooding, the motorway tunnel is cleared of vehicles and used to drain stormwater away from the city.
AQUARIUS Time-Series Integration. AQUARIUS Forecast is a powerful solution that integrates seamlessly with the entire AQUARIUS suite. Real-time data acquired by AQUARIUS EnviroSCADA and corrected in AQUARIUS Time-Series can be processed in AQUARIUS Forecast to generate timely forecasts. Models can write simulated or predicted data to the AQUARIUS Server, enabling model outputs to be viewed and processed using AQUARIUS analytical, reporting, and web publishing tools.
“AQUARIUS Forecast provides a high level of flexibility that enables water professionals to quickly build sophisticated models of complex water resource systems,” said Chris Misson, Product Manager, Aquatic Informatics Australia. “A simple simulation of a reservoir and associated hydropower station can be developed in minutes. Complex operating rules for operating reservoirs, hydropower stations, and irrigation infrastructure can easily be accommodated with the integrated scripting environment.”
Environmental monitoring organisations are encouraged to evaluate AQUARIUS Forecast for free by requesting a 30-day trial at www.aquaticinformatics.com/products/aquarius-forecast.
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