News from the ValidITy project

Hannover Messe


The ValidIty-Team was one of three GEOMAR projects at the exhibition booth of the Economic Development and Technology Transfer Schleswig-Holstein (WTSH) at the Hannover Messe. During the fair, we presented our project to the minister for economic affairs of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, Claus Ruhe Madsen, the head of the state chancellery, Dirk Schrödter, and the president of the Helmholtz-Association, Prof. Dr. Otmar Wiestler. In addition, we spoke to many exhibition guests and students.
AI-projects like ValidITy were a main focus of this year's Hannover Messe. However, underwater applications remain rare, and we were able to leave a lasting impression. The EOD service of Schleswig-Holstein provided us with a waterbomb from World War II. With this exhibit, we raised attention to the topic of ammunition in the seas and how ValidITy will contribute to solving that problem.
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Torsten Frey (right) presents the ValidITy software to Prof. Dr. Otmar Wiestler (left) and Dirk Schrödter (middle) (Photo by Kevin Muenkel)

9th Data Science Symposium


We attended the 9th Data Science Symposium (DSS) of AWI, GEOMAR and Hereon in Bremen with the ValidITy-Team. A lot of interesting talks, demos and posters made the symposium a beneficial event for us.
We had a talk about how we use OpenGL to fasten the calculation on big geodata by using the GPU and how others could use this approach for their applications. Additionally we showed a live demo of the ValidITy software and had nice conversations with the other scientist. Thank you very much to AWI of organize this years DSS.

User Meeting


Today was the first user meeting for ValidITy. We could present our software and our plans to representatives from industry and german authorities. We learned a lot from our potential users during several workshops. New ideas were collected and requirements to our software were formulated. The analysis of this input is starting now in order to fullfill as much as possible so that our product gains many satisfied users.

We highly appreciate the interest and the very pleasant and constructive cooperation from all participants. Thank you to Fugro Germany Marine GmbH, SeaTerra GmbH, the EOD-department of Schleswig-Holstein, the Technical Center 71 of German Armed Forces and the German Navy for your participation.

We are looking forward to present the new upcoming versions of ValidITy with your input implemented.

First Alpha-Version of the Manual Annotator


Today was the first release for a partial application of ValidITy. With version V0.1 the first workflow the manual annotation is realised. It is still an alpha version of ValidITy. There will come improvements and additional features. You can find the release under Download. We are looking forward to your feedback sent to ed.ramoeg@ytidilav.

Following features are implemented: