Digital Earth Communities High-level Project Information June 2014 April 2014 January 2013 August 2012 GEO Ministerial 2013: ‘Revised' architecture properly tested and demonstrated within GEOWOW SBA's GEO Ministerial 2013: ‘Revised' architecture properly tested and demonstrated within GEOWOW SBA's
Digital Earth Communities Objectives
Digital Earth Communities A structured system engineering approach User requirements Technology Base Constraints and recommendations From SBAs and GEOSS community From relevant initiatives and standardization bodies, including: SIF, IIB Current GCI From SBA systems and prior development efforts, including among others: AIP, StP Thorpex GOOS
Digital Earth Communities A structured system engineering approach User requirements Technology Base Constraints and recommendations acceptance GCI evolutions validation and assessment qualification
Digital Earth Communities Towards a GEOWOW vision
Digital Earth Communities Communities in GEO-GEOSS Geo Web Portal Multidisciplinary Scientists / Decision Makers Community portals Domain specific scientists Specialised toolkits Data Scientists Data Centers Data Providers ObservationsProductsInformation Today, the GCI (GEOSS Common Infrastructure) is designed to support only a limited number of user typologies.
Digital Earth Communities Initial set of user communities and multidisciplinary requirements identified by the GEOWOW partners: MULTIDISCIPLINARY REQUIREMENTS REQUIREMENTS FROM SBAs Requirements from external sources, like projects and Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) processes Requirements
Digital Earth Communities Towards a GEOWOW vision A long-term vision for the GCI evolution, in agreement with the IIB. This will include not only components developed by GEOWOW itself, but also external elements.
Digital Earth Communities 03/05/2012IIB meeting - Geneva
Digital Earth Communities Improved data discovery including results ranking; Easier data access; Interface of GCI components from external clients, including two ways communication; Improved data usability, including harmonization and geoprocessing services; New data registration mechanisms, including support for the GEOSS Data CORE Solutions and tools for user registration authorization authentication including single sign-on. Priority functionalities
Digital Earth Communities GEOWOW has analysed important key technologies, establishing a pool of solutions and ideas A preliminary analysis has been conducted to map identified requirements to analysed projects (EuroGEOSS, UncertWeb, GENESI-DEC, GeoViQua, Eye on Earth and the current GEOSS Common Infrastructure, …) Landscape
Digital Earth Communities The landscape of technologies is in continuous evolution architecture flexibility is a key requirement. The design of the GEOWOW Architecture shall therefore follow a modular approach. It shall result in a set of “GCI Evolutions”, i.e. interoperable components that respond to the community needs and are able to fit into the existing landscape, however rapidly this is evolving. Architecture flexibility
Digital Earth Communities Usage patterns The proposed architecture will result as flexible as possible and different communities will benefit from it in different manners, according to their needs and their usual working habits.
Digital Earth Communities The proposed architecture will result as flexible as possible and different communities will benefit from it in different manners, according to their needs and their usual working habits. Usage patterns
Digital Earth Communities Interferograms computed from satellite data (either on demand computation or discovery of previously generated products) In- Situ data Satellite data Query of heterogeneous observations, products, information An example of use case Semantic enriched search Tools for geoprocessing Registration of results Just an example of use case from several usage patterns that will be possible according to user needs
Digital Earth Communities Components for Enhancing Data Discovery and Access including: Result Ranking; Semantic enriched search; Geoprocessing components; User registration components and tools for authentication (user personal information will not be registered at GEOWOW side); Resources Registration facilitators to improve the GEOSS Data CORE availability; Components for enabling community specific clients to access GEOSS resources. Preliminary identified components
Digital Earth Communities In a nutshell: seamless discovery and access to… satellite data airborne data in-situ data maps models processingservices documentation metadata …for all the identified GEOSS users according to different usage patterns… … with special focus on GEOSS Data CORE
Digital Earth Communities Roberto Cossu EC Grant Agreement no Thank you Project Web Site: