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The Dike Data Service Centre is a platform built up around a national database for the storage of measurement data in and around dikes and water barriers.

This involves both real time and historical data. Linking the data of several water boards makes it possible to compare the data of similar dikes in time.

IT technologies such as electronic sensors are increasingly being used for the management and monitoring of water barriers. This results in huge growth in the amount of (digital) data collected for this purpose. For that reason there is a growing need for an effective data management system to collect all this data and - even more importantly - to make it practically accessible. The Dike Data Service Centrum (DDSC) provides an integrated solution to store and effectively use the information for the management of water barriers.

Examples of data that can be saved include: height measurements, subsidence (in x, y, z direction), water and ground water levels, soil saturation, temperature, infrared and radar scans.

User benefits

The DDSC is not just a database, but a platform on which various functions are facilitated:

Alarm systems: The DDSC can alert the user by SMS or email if predetermined alarm limits are exceeded. Alarms can be set for both the current measurement data and the derived and predicted data.

Storage and use of data: It is possible to store all of your dike data in a clearly structured manner, including real time measurements, historical measurements, dike profiles, soil data, filed observations, test results and inspection reports. The DDSC can also be linked to your management register. Linking to DAM, for instance, provides reliable up-to-date information about the current water levels and tensions.

Access: your information can easily be accessed via PC, tablet or mobile telephone. You are also able to determine who has access to your data through a built-in user rights model and data protection system.

Building of the DDSC

The DDSC is being built for Stichting IJkdijk by the consortium of Nelen & Schuurmans and Fugro GeoServices B.V.

Check the DDSC website

Read the article on the DDSC in Dagblad van het Noorden, July 19th, 2012 (in Dutch)

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