ROPME (Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment)

The Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME) has a wealth of data and information that is considered as an important asset for ROPME Activities. ROPME is concerned with disseminating the information and knowledge for the protection of ROPME sea area

Business Challenge

  • ROPME has identified the need to establish ROPME Integrated Information System (RIIS) that would allow proper management of the existing data and information.
  • RIIS will allow disseminating the valuable information to the Region.

Solution Description

  • ROPME allows different users Admin, ROPME Staff, NFP, Industrial scientists, Public to login to the web mapping application where each user can access different functionalities - Admin settings, Spatial search, reports, graphs and downloading the reports
  • Two Applications have been developed for ROPME
    1. ROPME Admin Application where the map configurations and layer settings can be done for the web mapping application

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    2. ROPME Web Mapping Application will be displayed with RIIS home page where a user can search for the parameters on map

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      LiDAR Analysis

RIIS (ROPME Integrated Information System)

RIIS has been designed to provide different types of outputs - spatial, graphical, and tabular. This would allow preparing information for decision and policy makers, scientific and research institutes, agencies responsible for managing ROPME sea area coastal zone, and the public.

RIIS Search and Features:



LiDAR Analysis

  1. RIIS Search is a powerful search that works bidirectional and allow ROPME users to search for different parameters of different sample types in ROPME sea area in map
  2. If we define an area in map, RIIS search will fetch the available parameters in the defined area
  3. Both Sea contaminants and Cruise parameters information can be fetched by using RIIS search
  4. Spreading - To view spreading for single parameter at multiple depths (at most 3 at a time) and to view spreading for multiple parameters at multiple depths (at most 3 depths and 4 parameters)
  5. RIIS has four modules / Information Systems
    • OCIS (Oceanographic Cruise Information System)
    • SCIS (Sea Contaminants Information System)
    • RSIS (Remote Sensing Information System)
    • CPIS (Country Profile Information System)

OCIS (Oceanographic Cruise Information System)

Def - System will assist in storing, classifying and analyzing the collected data during the cruises.

  • The objective of OCIS is to assist in developing the state of the marine environment of ROPME Sea Area
  • The cruises collect samples from specific stations in ROPME Sea area to allow time series analysis for different parameters
  • Cruises collects samples of chemical, physical, and biological parameters
  • The assessment and analysis of the available data is considered very important component in the regional state of marine environment reports
  • ROPME Oceanographic cruise information system will assist in this analysis process by providing friendly user interface to search and provide reports for the available data
  • This information system provides information about ROPME sea area chemical, physical, and biological characteristics

OCIS Search

  • OCIS Search takes the user to OCIS search page where user can search for oceanographic cruise parameters
  • ROPME Oceanographic cruise information system will assist in this searching process by providing friendly user interface to search and provide information for the available data
  • This information system provides information about ROPME sea area chemical, physical and biological characteristics
  • elected parameter will spread on map with specified graphics

OCIS Admin

  • User can add / edit Physical and Chemical (sampling sediment/water etc), Biological (kingdom, phylum, order, family, etc) characteristics and Administration(cruise, characteristic, parameter, etc.)
  • In Add/Edit Sampling Sediment/Water page, a user can add sampling record for water and sediment types. This screen allows users to enter the sampling values of parameters concentrations for a specific station and cruise
  • In Sampling Data Biota page, a user can add sampling biota record. This screen allows users to enter the sampling values of contaminants/parameters concentrations in Fish or clams for a specific station and cruise
  • Upload Sampling page screen allows users to upload the sampling values of contaminants/parameters from excel sheet. Excel sheet should be in predefined format
  • In Kingdom page, user can add the kingdom. User can search for a kingdom by providing a part or full name of the kingdom using search filter 'Kingdom'.
  • In Phylum page, user can add a phylum for different kingdoms. User can search for a phylum by the search filters 'Kingdom' and 'Phylum' in the grid.
  • In Class page, user can add a Class for different Phylums and kingdoms. User can search for a class by using search filters 'Kingdom', 'Phylum', 'Class'.
  • In Order page, user can add an Order for different Class, Phylums and kingdoms. User can search for a class by using search filters 'Kingdom', 'Phylum' and 'Class'.
  • In Family page, user can add a Family for different Order, Class, Phylums and kingdoms. User can search for a Family using the search filters of different classifications.
  • In Genus page, user can add a Genus for different classifications. User can search for a Genus by using the search filters of different classifications.
  • In Species page, user can add different species with different classifications. User can search for a species by using the search filters of different classifications
  • In Sampling Species page, user can add a sampling species record.This subsection allows the users to search through biological characteristics data available from the RSA cruises. This search subsection allows the users to search for RSA plankton and benthic species such as phytoplankton or zooplankton, and provide information about their occurrence and abundance
  • In Cruise page, a user can add a cruise. The main objective of this screen is to enter the data of the Oceanographic cruises, such as Cruise 2000, Cruise 2001, and Cruise 2005. It provides description and duration of the cruise.
  • In Spatial relation page, user can create a new relation between layer and Cruise
  • In Characteristics page, a user can add characteristic. The objective of this screen is to enter the list of ROPME sea characteristics, such as biological, chemical, etc. Each parameter-category should be linked with characteristics to assist in filtering the parameters during searching
  • In Parameter Category page, a user can add a parameter category. This screen allows the user to enter the parameters / compounds categories, such as Petroleum hydrocarbons, organochlorine compounds, trace metals, Faecal sterols, etc...
  • In Parameter page, a user can add a parameter. The Parameters data entry screen allows the user to enter the list of parameters that are related to a specific parameter category. Each parameter can have different units
  • In Parameter Units page, a user can add a parameter unit. The objective of this screen is to enter the list of units used for each parameter
  • In Leg page, a user can add a leg, The objective of this screen is to enter the list of the cruises' Legs
  • In Transect page, a user can add transect. The objective of this screen is to enter the data of transects for each Leg
  • In Stations page, a user can add a station. The objective of this screen is to add OCIS stations of different legs and transects

OCIS Graphs and Reports

LiDAR Analysis

User can view the graphs or reports of sea Oceanographic cruise parameters depending upon the user roles. This module provides friendly user interface to search through the Oceanographic cruise data and provide different types of textual and graphical reports.

  • Oceanographic Cruise Data
  • Oceanographic Cruise Graph
  • Oceanographic Cruise Surface Graph

SCIS (Sea Contaminants Information System)

Def - System will allow assists in developing the contaminants section in the state of marine environment reports

  • The objective of Sea Contaminant Information System (SCIS) is to provide information that assists in developing the contaminant section in the state of marine environment reports
  • SCIS would store, classify, and analyze the collected contaminant data in the Coastal areas
  • The information system also aims to distribute the available data to the maximum number of users in ROPME member countries

SCIS Search

  • SCIS Search takes the user SCIS search page where user can search for sea contaminant parameters
  • SCIS would store, classify, and analyze the collected contaminant data in the Coastal areas
  • The information system also aims to distribute the available data to the maximum number of users in ROPME member countries
  • ROPME Contaminants Information System will assist in this analysis process by providing friendly user interface to search and to provide information for the available data
  • Selected parameter will be spread on map with specified graphics.
  • User can also search for a parameter in a particular area by using Define Area tool

SCIS Admin

  • SCIS Admin pages and application will be redirected to the Add Biota page
  • SCIS Admin would store the collected contaminant data in the Coastal areas
  • The information system also aims to distribute the available data to the maximum number of users in ROPME member countries
  • In Spatial relation page, a user can create a new relation between layer and contaminant survey
  • In characteristics page, a user can add a new characteristic. The objective of this screen is to enter the list of ROPME sea characteristics, such as biological, chemical, etc. Each parameter-category should be linked with characteristics to assist in filtering the parameters during searching
  • In Parameter Category page, a user can add parameter category. This screen allows the user to enter the parameters / compounds categories, such as Petroleum hydrocarbons, organochlorine compounds, trace metals, Faecal sterols, etc...
  • In Parameter page, a user can add parameter. The Parameters data entry screen allows the user to enter the list of parameters that are related to a specific parameter category. Each parameter can have different units
  • In Parameter Units page, a user can add parameter unit. The objective of this screen is to enter the list of units used for each parameter
  • In Sampling Sediment/Water page, a user can add a sampling record for sediment and water sample types for different contaminant surveys
  • In Sampling Biota page, a user can add a sampling record for biota type for different contaminant surveys
  • In Station page, a user can add a station. The objective of this screen is to add SCIS stations of different countries
  • In Upload Sampling page, a user can upload the excel sheet of sampling records. This screen allows users to upload the sampling values of contaminants/parameters from excel sheet. Excel sheet should be in predefined format.

SCIS Graphs & Reports

LiDAR Analysis

User can view the graphs or reports of sea contaminants depending upon the user roles. ROPME Contaminants Information System will assist in this analysis process by providing friendly user interface to search and provides different types of tabular and graphical reports.

  • Country contaminant profile Report
  • Contaminants Bar Graph
  • Marine Contaminants Line Graph

RSIS (Remote Sensing Information System)

Def -System will monitor, manages and distributes all the satellite data

  • The main objective of this Remote sensing information system is to develop a database management system for all the archived remote sensing image datasets acquired and processed in ROPME archive system
  • This will allow the data to be presented in an organized manner so that users can access available satellite data and metadata associated with any scene images as well as preview the satellite image products (thumbnail) available on the ROPME system
  • As an essential requirement for the web-based system, a graphical friendly user interface is provided to allow the input of search criteria for querying and searching the database by means of scene location selection in a map as well as by the date and the type of satellite

RSIS Search

  • All the remote sensing images in the defined area will be appeared in a tabular format

RSIS Admin

  • RSIS Admin link takes the user to RSIS Admin pages and application will be redirected to the Remote Sensing Image Orders page
  • This screen allows the administrator to manage the submitted orders. It facilitates the management of orders and the delivery process
  • The screen enables the administrator to print a report of the user's or country's order(s).
  • It also allows identification of the number of required images in each order
  • Administrator can select the reports of orders based on the Satellite type of MODIS data (Aqua / Terra)
  • Orders can be posted on individual, multiple or period selection basis.
  • The other changes which can be edited are processing levels, satellite types, resolutions, upload new images, view uploaded images etc.

CPIS (Country Profile Information System)

Def -System will provide information about ROPME activities, institutions, experts, documents and indicators

  • The main objective of the CPIS is to provide information about ROPME activities in the member countries, institutions and experts cooperating with ROPME, documents and reports produced by ROPME, and available data parameters or indicators
  • Indicators module is to assist in analyzing the status of the marine environment of ROPME member countries. Institutions module is to store and disseminate information about institutions that are working in the marine environment theme in ROPME member countries
  • Expert module will be useful for providing information about the relevant human resources of ROPME working themes in ROPME member countries.
  • CPIS Indicator Search
  • CPIS Indicator search takes the user to CPIS search page where user can search for marine environment indicators information
  • The aim of Marine environment indicators module is to assist in analyzing the status of the marine environment of ROPME member countries
  • This system would provide easy methods to acquire and to disseminate marine environment indicators information acquired by ROPME
  • CPIS Resources Search
  • CPIS Resource search takes the user to Search resources page where user can generate the reports, prints for different resources like Expert, Documents, Institutions, Activities
  • The main objective of Resources Search module is to assist in generating reports and prints
  • CPIS Indicator Admin
  • In Indicator page. User can add, edit and delete the Indicator(s) in the grid.
  • In Theme List page. User can add, edit and delete the Theme(s) in the grid.
  • Issue List
  • Indicator Type List
  • In Source List page. User can add, edit and delete the Source list(s) in the grid.
  • In Unit List page. User can add, edit and delete the Unit list(s) in the grid
  • In Indicator List page. User can add, edit and delete the Indicator list(s) in the grid
  • CPIS Resources Admin
  • Institution link takes the user to Institution admin pages and application will be redirected to the Add/Edit Institution page.
  • The aim of this Marine institutions module is to store and disseminate information about institutions that are working in the marine environment theme in ROPME member countries
  • User can add, edit and delete the Institution(s) in the grid. And user can add Departments, Phones/Faxes, and Specialties for each institution.
  • Expert link takes the user to Add/Edit Experts page
  • The main objective of this Marine Expert module is to assist in providing information about the relevant human resources of ROPME working themes in ROPME member countries
  • User can add Languages, Projects, Phones/Faxes, Specialties, Experience, Education, Categories, and Publications for each institution.
  • Documents link takes the user to Add/Edit Documents page
  • The main objective of ROPME documents module is to archive and disseminate information about ROPME documents, such as reports, proceedings, videos etc…
  • And user can add Objectives, Outputs, Partners, Organizers, Documents, Institutions, Countries, Keywords, Department and Description for each document.
  • The main objective Add publisher is to organize the publisher details for documents
  • Activities link takes the user to Add/Edit Activities page
  • The aim of ROPME activities module is to archive and disseminate information about ROPME activities in ROPME member countries such as workshops, projects, studies, etc…
  • And user can add Objectives, Outputs, Partners, Organizers, Documents, Institutions, Countries, Keywords, Department and Description for each activity.
  • Reports and Action Plan
  • Initial Report record - The objective of this screen is to add, update, delete and print the Marine Mortality Initial Report record
  • Final Report record - The objective of this screen is to add, update, delete and print the Marine Mortality Final Report record
  • Action Plan - Action plan is to provide the comments for initial and final reports of Marine Morality. Every record entered in Marine Mortality Final report will be appeared in Action plan•Hab Initial Report - The objective of this screen is to add, update, delete and print the Hab Initial Report record
  • Hab Final Report - The objective of this screen is to add, update, delete and print the Hab Final Report record
  • Mammal Mortality Initial Report - The objective of this screen is to add, update, delete and print the Mammal Mortality Initial Report record
  • Mammal Mortality Final Report - The objective of this screen is to add, update, delete and print the Mammal Mortality Final Report record
  • Mammal Action Plan

Tools

LiDAR Analysis

  1. Layers
  2. Legends
  3. Modules
  4. Search
  5. 3D Interpolation
  6. Quick Search
  7. Layer Search
  8. Full Extent
  9. Pan
  10. Previous Extent
  11. Next Extent
  12. Identity
  13. Text Tool
  14. Measure
  15. Pan / Zoom
  16. Drawing Tool
  17. Map Tips
  18. Query Builder
  19. Print
  20. Convert to Map Point
  21. Geographical Search
  22. Point Search
  23. Clear Graphics / Deactivate
  24. Metadata