An Application Framework for the Rapid Deployment of Ocean Models in Support of Emergency Services: Application to the MH370 Search

  • Uwe Rosebrock
  • Peter R. Oke
  • Gary Carroll
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 448)


Ocean models are beneficial to many different applications, including industry, public-good, and defence. Many applications use high-resolution models to produce detailed maps of the ocean circulation. High-resolution models are historically time-consuming to configure – often taking weeks to months to properly prepare. A system for automatically configuring and executing a model to predict the past, present, or future state of the ocean – named TRIKE – has been developed. TRIKE includes a sophisticated user interface allowing a user to easily set a model in minutes, control data management and execute the model run on a supercomputer almost instantly. TRIKE makes it feasible to configure and execute high-resolution regional models anywhere in the world at a moments notice. TRIKE was used to support the recent search for MH370 that is thought to have crashed somewhere in the South Indian Ocean.


integrated environmental modeling software control framework connectivity large data management model management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uwe Rosebrock
    • 1
  • Peter R. Oke
    • 1
  • Gary Carroll
    • 1
  1. 1.CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship, HobartTASAustralia

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