NOrdic CryOSphere Digital Twin

The NOrdic CryOSphere Digital Twin (NOCOS DT) project aims to explore and pilot the digital twin technology opportunities and showcase how outputs from key initiatives like the Destination Earth (DestinE) Climate Adaptation Digital Twin (Climate DT) could be leveraged for key sea-ice impact sectors in the Nordic and Baltic context. 

By enabling simulations at an unprecedented scale and resolution, the DestinE Climate DT aims to provide a more detailed representation of the Earth systemWhile aiming in due course and when available to leverage the standardized set of information to be provided by the Climate DT, in its initial phase the NOCOS DT project foresees preparatory work to pilot novel calculations of navigation-risk indicators and other user-relevant sea ice climatologies. Additionally it looks at the potential use of this new information system and other climate data in marine spatial planning. As it is closely looking at the Baltic context, NOCOS DT thus hopes to provide a Nordic perspective and insights that can inform Destination Earth activities in its future phases.  

The CSC – IT Center for Sciences is coordinating the NOCOS DT consortium which brings together the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MetNo), the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) together with Tallinn University of Technology, Department for Marine Systems (TalTech). 

Additionally, CSC is leading the activities on the modelling of sea ice breakup into drift ice and its dynamics (DEM based sea ice model development) and the stakeholder engagement efforts and actively contributing to work around the common framework and sustainability recommendations, the latter led by the NOCOS DT technical coordinator, FMI.


The NOCOS DT project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.