Popularization of science and availability to knowledge requires access to Internet services. CI TASK supports the cooperation of scientific teams and their development research by helping to create, maintain and provide access to many portals and applications.
Portals are websites related to specific areas of public interest, such as: news, advertisements, hobbies, weather, trade, entertainment, which contain information retrieval mechanisms and may offer additional free services (e.g. discussion forums).
CI TASK offers some of them.
It is a forecasting weather system, operating at the TASK IT Center at the Gdańsk University of Technology. This system uses the WRF 4.1 model. The forecasts from the WRF METEOPG are made available to the IMWM-PIB under the signed cooperation agreement between the Gdańsk University of Technology and the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management from 2019. The system uses high-resolution geographic data, including: topography, subsoil roughness, land use and optimized physics parameterization for Central Europe. The operational model uses three immersed grids with resolutions of 12.5, 2.5 and 0.5 km, respectively.
The first grid covers the European continent, the second grid covers Poland, and the third grid covers the Pomeranian Voivodeship. The system can also activate other grids with a resolution of 0.5 km for selected areas of Poland, e.g. the Tatra Mountains and Podhale. For weather forecasting, data from the global GFS (Global Forecast System) model with a resolution of 0.25 °, which includes coupled models of the atmosphere, soil and ocean, are assimilated. Alternatively, the system can assimilate data from the European ICON-EU model with a resolution of 6.6 km. The WRF model during the day is activated for the four main synoptic dates 00, 06, 12 and 18 with a forecast time of 60 hours. The weather forecasting computing system works on the supercomputer TRYTON, using 24 computing nodes.
PBC (Pomeranian Digital Library)
It is maintained in the CI TASK server room, it enables uniform access to various library collections, book collections and exhibitions, which are no longer subject to legal protection.
The Pomeranian Digital Library provides full texts of the literature resources of historic collections and old prints, which are monuments of the literature of our region, musical items, documents of social life, radio recordings, graphic and cartographic collections. It constantly expands the library’s offer with new publications and new thematic collections interesting for readers, as well as interesting collections from the point of view of the history and culture of our region, including the history of the city of Gdańsk, Gdynia, Kashubian collections, documents of social life, historic cartographic collections.
The Institute of Oceanology portal, providing information about the Baltic Sea, in particular about the state of the sea and its atmosphere. The e-Baltic portal provides access to archival data and allows you to estimate these parameters for the future, using the previously developed IT models. It also enables tracking of changes in these parameters depending on various phenomena occurring in the vicinity of the Baltic Sea.
The main goal of the SatBałtyk project is to prepare and launch the technical base and practical operational procedures, enabling efficient, routine determination of the Baltic’s environment states, i.e. creating maps of its structural and functional characteristics, including energy inflow and characteristics (PAR1, UV2), temperature distributions, dynamic state sea surface, concentration of chlorophyll and other phytoplankton pigments, blooms of poisonous algae, the occurrence of upwelling, the appearance of pollution spots, including oil spills, etc. and the production characteristics of primary organic matter.
The purpose of the portal is to collect and share the description of biological tissues. This data is useful for students of medical faculties and scientists.
CI TASK is the owner of software that allows you to generate an image of an unknown person based on photos of his family and the characteristics of residents from his life period. In this way, the image of Daniel Gabriel Farenheit was generated – a great scientist, physicist, whose image was not known so far, and thanks to a genetic algorithm and a specially developed application it was possible.