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.
Vienna, June 15, 2022