Climate Protection Ministry Rhineland-Palatinate for kickoff workshop at VRVis in Vienna
In the joint research project, a new basic model for flood protection for the entire German federal state is being developed based on Visdom.
Convergence, synergies, and visions were on the agenda at the kickoff meeting between the Climate Protection Ministry of Rhineland-Palatinate and VRVis. A roadmap was developed on how the interactive base model of the German federal state based on the simulation software Visdom should look like - and what it should be able to provide.
During the two-day meeting between VRVis and the team of the Ministry of Climate Protection of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, the vision of where the project can develop further in the future was discussed in addition to the current activities. One potential outcome is a digital twin of the entire federal state, which could be used by a wide variety of stakeholders using Visdom.
The risk to a location in Rhineland-Palatinate is identified by using a heavy rainfall simulation.
From June 9 to 10, 2022, a team from the Ministry of Climate Protection, Environment, Energy and Mobility of Rhineland-Palatinate visited VRVis to set the course for the joint project revolving around the simulation software Visdom for the development of a new interactive base model of Rhineland-Palatinate.
The visionary view of Rhineland-Palatinate regarding digitalization in the field of water management and disaster control is particularly noteworthy: Using the simulation software Visdom, the state's digital twin is to be further improved with the aim of preparing the region even better for heavy rainfall or climate change-related extreme weather events and, for example, facilitating and accelerating the cooperation of various stakeholders involved.
An ambitious research project such as this one starts with a number of key coordination steps: Which hydrological components are particularly important for the new base model of Rhineland-Palatinate? How will the prototype for the flood forecasts be developed? And finally, which is the best way to make the simulation software Visdom and the interactive base model available to employees of the ministry and others? After all, the goal of the project exceeds a "finished" base model for flood protection, as it is intended to "grow" and be optimized through its application by various user groups.
Beyond that, however, at the meeting the focus was also on visions for more advanced applications that are possible with the base model: from the creation of river flood hazard maps, to simulation of BIM-based planning, to AR visualization tools for the public.