2 GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI) The Cape Town Declaration: “We commit to explore ways and means for the sustained operations of the shared architectural GEOSS components and related information infrastructure.An Initial Operating Capability (IOC) was declared in June 2008 for the GCI.GCI provides core capabilities that enable the GEO Members and Participating Organizations resources (systems, data and products) to be discovered, understood, and accessed by users and decision-support applicationsThe GCI includes several core information registries, a common search facility known as “Clearinghouse,” and GEO Web Portals that provide a user interface to search and access all GEOSS resources.
3 N i n e S o c i e t a l B e n e f i t A r e a s WaterWeatherEnergyDisastersHealthClimateAgricultureBiodiversityEcosystemsRegistries:ServicesStandardsBest PracticesRequirementsGEOSSCommonInfrastructureWebPortalClearing-houseApplicationsServicesModelsMetadataProductsDataE a r t h O b s e r v a t i o n s
4 Data and Service Catalogues GCI: progress statusMain GEOWeb SiteStandards andInteroperability ForumGEOSSCommonInfrastructureGEO Web Portal✓Registries✓GEOSSComponent andService RegistryGEOSSClearinghouse✓✓GEOSSStandards andInteroperabilityRegistryIn 2008, ADC continuously focused its efforts to Design, Upgrade and Deploy the GEOSS ArchitectureDuring 2008 several components became operationalDuring 2008 the Standards and Interoperability Forum (SIF) was set-up. This forum works with contributors in clarifying issues related to interoperability arrangements and addressing gaps in existing standards. For more active coordination globally, regional SIFs for America (north and south), Europe, Asia and Africa are being formed and have begun participating in the SIF processIn addition ADC has produced some relevant documents and guidelines to facilitate understanding of GEOSS architecture, registration of components and use of GEOSS services.✓Components operational nowBest PracticesWikiUser RequirementsRegistryRegistered Community ResourcesData and Service CataloguesServicesWebsites/Portals (Components)
5 Architecture Implementation Pilot elaboration of GEOSS architecture AIP Phase 2 ThemesAugment the GEOSS Common InfrastructureOperational persistenceEmphasize four communities of practices identified with UICOperationalCapabilityUserNeeds,ScenariosDesign,Develop,DeployAR-07-02,ArchitectureImplementationPilot (AIP-I, -II)AR-07-01,GEOSS CommonInfrastructure (GCI)supportpersistentimplementationrequirementsSBA Tasks,UICCall For Participation (remains open)- released in July- 37 responses- 85 persons at KO- 9 WG establishedCommunityDisaster ResponseClimate Change and BiodiversityRenewable EnergyAir QualityA Call for Participation (CFP) in the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot, Phase 2 was announced by the GEO Secretariat on 30 June To date, 37 responses have been received.The CFP remains open for the duration of AIP-2.The KO was held in Boulder Colorado, USA, Sep Eighty five (85) persons attended the workshop over the two days.The AIP-2 Development phase will be conducted in 9 wgs.The 4 Community Working Groups will develop Scenarios that define the user objectives and the steps in the users decision process.The 5 Transverse Technology Working Groups are developing Use Cases that define how GEOSS Interoperability Arrangements are used to support the steps in the user Scenarios.AIP-2 plans to be completed in March 2009 with these results: 1) Demonstrations of the user scenarios; 2) Transition of select services to persistent operations, and 3) Select reports provided to the GEOSS Best Practices Registry.AIP-2 CFP Responses (37 to date)ACRF EuroCryoClim NASA World WindBKG GEONETCast NOAA/NASA GOES-R and GMU CSISSCaribbean Flood Team GEO Grid NOAA IOOSCIESIN GEO-Ukraine NOAA NCDCCNES and ERDAS Giovanni NOAA SNAAPCompusult ICAN NoblisEPA AirNow ICT4EO Northrop GrummanERDAS Titan INCOSE Spot ImageESA IP3 SURA/NIMSAT/GoMOOSESIP AQ Cluster ISPRA USGSESRI JAXA VIEWSESRI Canada Mines Paris Tech Washington University in St. LouisTransverse TechnologyClearinghouse, Catalogues, Registries and MetadataAccess Services: products, sensors, modelsWorkflow and AlertsPortals and Application ClientsOthers: Test Facility for service registration
6 GEO Executive Committee Convened IOC Task Force IOC Task Force was convened in July 2008 to report to the GEO Executive Committee (Ex Com) in support of GEOSS.IOC Task Force will assess and formalize the requirements of the GCI and to make recommendations to the Ex Com regarding operational and administrative issues related to a sustainable GCI.Ex Com approved the Task Force Members, its Terms of Reference (TOR) and WorkplanObjectives of the TOR1) to define and recommend a Concept of Operations plan for the GCI components.2) to evaluate the existing GCI components and their sustained operation in light of known and emerging provider and user requirements, reliability, suitability, sustainability, and quality of service, and3) to provide administrative recommendations regarding the sustainability of GCI operational solutions and related support.
7 How to develop the contribution of Europe to GEOSS and its GCI
8 GEOSS Common Infrastructure ProblemsNeedsPriorities
9 Expectations you have from GEOSS What GEOSS is for you?How do you hope that GEOSS will facilitate your work?Which are the more important components?Is there a need for a GEOSS Common Infrastructure and if yes, which is its value?
10 Your contribution to GEOSS What contributionWhat commitment to operationsWhich barriers and which incentives
11 GEO 2010 ministerialwhat Europe is preparing to do or should do so that in 2-years time at the 2010 ministerial, there can be real progress demonstrated for the GEO?What can we offer?What should be done?
12 Issues and Questionswhat Europe is preparing to do or should do so that in 2-years time at the 2010 ministerial ?Is there a real progress to be demonstrated for the GEO?What can we offer?What should be done?What GEOSS is for you?How do you hope that GEOSS will facilitate your work?Which are the more important components?Is there a need for a GEOSS Common Infrastructure and if yes, which is its value?ProblemsNeedsPrioritiesWhat contributionWhat commitment to operationsWhich barriers and which incentives