Near Term successes & Ministerial Non exhaustive draft list of near term successes presented to plenaryNon exhaustive draft list of near term successes presented to plenary Priorities need to be identified Draft document outlining process leading up to ministerial being prepared –Two main documents need to be drafted: Report on Progress and a Communiqué –4 task teams established (Documentation preparation, Demonstrations Coordination, Communication, logistics –Overall coordination and strategic guidance by executive; –Secretariat to provide support to task forces
Architecture and Data Focussed on Development policies and principles for interoperable SOS Progress on several core architecture and data elements: process for GEOSS interoperability arrangement, component linking, component registration, clearinghouse, webportal. 2007 focus: –Global Geodetic Reference Frames, to ensure the availability of accurate, homogenous, long-term, stable, global geodetic reference frames as a mandatory framework and the metrological basis for Earth observation. –GEOSS components commitment, to establish a process for GEO Members and Participating Organizations to commit component systems to GEOSS, and advocate specific initial commitments of contributed systems and other components. –DEM interoperability, to facilitate interoperability among Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data sets with the goal of producing a global, coordinated and integrated DEM.