|Developing a marine information system by integrating existing ocean models using object-oriented technology|
Jacob, A.; Hamre, T.; Evensen, G.; Mughal, K.A. (2003). Developing a marine information system by integrating existing ocean models using object-oriented technology. Mar. Geod. 26(1-2): 87-106
In: Marine Geodesy. Taylor & Francis: Philadelphia, PA etc.. ISSN 0149-0419, more
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- Jacob, A.
- Hamre, T.
- Evensen, G.
- Mughal, K.A.
Information systems developed for different applications within the environmental domain have common characteristics, which can potentially be abstracted for sharing and reuse of design and software modules. This article presents an approach to designing for reuse by abstracting commonalities in the design of a Marine Information System (MIS), facilitating data management in a prototype operational monitoring, forecasting, and management system for the North Atlantic and the Nordic Seas. A detailed study of the requirements and data analysis was carried out, and Object-Oriented Technology (OOT) is employed to encapsulate abstractions and to promote reuse of code and design. This article identifies the Object-Oriented Frameworks (OOFW) required to build the MIS. It also provides guidelines to environmental scientists for restructuring legacy software and employing modern programming techniques.