Opinions from over 70 industry professionals from a wide range of backgrounds were collated and analysed as part of the consultation.
Of the overall software characteristics considered, usability followed by flexibility & expandability then modularity were seen as most important. The proposed tools will need to deal with varying degrees of complexity, both at different stages in the project lifecycle and also for different user requirements. Several responses stressed the importance of linkages between the tools, and with external software. Nearly all respondents (>85%) indicated that they were likely or very likely to use DTOceanPlus at some stage in the project lifecycle.
These findings will be directly used to inform functional requirements for the development of the DTOceanPlus tools and software. For more details on consultation results, read the full report.