[OGC Press Release] GEO Announces Call for Participation in GEOSS Pilot
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Mon Feb 1 15:16:31 EST 2010
PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For information about this announcement, contact:
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
lmckee at opengeospatial.org
Wayland, Mass., 1 February 2010 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.
(OGC®) announces a Call for Participation (CFP) in Phase 3 of the
GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) Architecture
Implementation Pilot (AIP) issued by the Group on Earth Observations
(GEO). The CFP documents are available at:
AIP-3 will build on previous project phases and is coordinated with
other GEO Tasks. Specific areas of emphasis for AIP-3 include
increasing the capacity for GEOSS to support Societal Benefit Areas;
building on the AIP Service Architecture and the GEOSS Common
Infrastructure; and increasing availability of data in GEOSS in
accordance with the GEOSS Data Sharing Guidelines. AIP-3 will be
conducted in 2010 with support to the Earth Observation Summit,
The AIP-3 CFP invites GEO Members and Participating Organizations to
participate in activities involving: registering components and
services; testing of services; and participating in refinement of
Societal Benefit Area scenarios to guide testing, demonstrations and
operations of the identified interoperable services.
CFP responses are requested by 3 March 2010. Organizations responding
to the CFP should plan to attend the kickoff workshop to begin
development of AIP-3 to be held 11-12 March 2010, at the European
Space Agency facility in Frascati, Italy.
Discussion and clarification of the CFP will be the topic of several
teleconferences before the Kickoff Workshop. Agenda and logistics for
these teleconferences are posted at
The point of contact for the AIP task is George Percivall
percivall at opengeospatial.org.
The OGC® is an international consortium of more than 385
companies, government agencies, research organizations, and
universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly
available geospatial standards. OGC Standards empower technology
developers to make geospatial information and services accessible and
useful with any application that needs to be geospatially enabled.
Visit the OGC website at http://www.opengeospatial.org.
GEO (Group on Earth Observations) is a voluntary partnership of 124
governments and international organizations, launched in response to
calls for action by the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development
and by the G8 (Group of Eight) leading industrialized countries. GEO
is coordinating efforts to build a Global Earth Observation System of
Systems, or GEOSS. See http://earthobservations.org/about_geo.shtml.
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