1 www.envirogrids.net EnviroGrids: Building Capacity for a Black Sea Catchment Observation and Assessment System supporting Sustainable Development Nicolas.
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1 www.envirogrids.net EnviroGrids: Building Capacity for a Black Sea Catchment Observation and Assessment System supporting Sustainable Development Nicolas Ray, Gregory Giuliani, Anthony Lehmann University of Geneva / Climate Change and Climatic impacts / enviroSPACE group and United Nations Environment Programme / DEWA / GRID-Europe & the enviroGRIDS consortium Istanbul, October 8 th 2009
2 www.envirogrids.net …exploring the past, present and future (hydrology) of the Black Sea catchment What is enviroGRIDS about?
3 www.envirogrids.net The enviroGRIDS project – facts Founded by the European Commission FP7 framework (Theme 6:environment) April 2009 – March 2013 GEO work plan 2009-2011 (Ecosystem Vulnerability to Global Change/Vulnerability of Sea Basins/EC-09-02c) Total budget of €8.1 mio. (€6.2 EC contribution) and 1367 man-months 27 partners, coordinated by University of Geneva
6 www.envirogrids.net Generic technical objectives gap analysis developing a grid-enabled Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) spatially explicit regional scenarios of development modeling of large scale, high resolution distributed hydrologic processes develop access to real time data from sensors and satellites develop early warning and decision support tools at regional, national and local levels Build capacities in the implementation of many new standards and frameworks
7 www.envirogrids.net Models Soil and Water Assessment Tool
9 www.envirogrids.net SDI challenges What data exist/are available in the region? What is the level of implementation of OGC standards? Access to data (or at least the metadata) Push for data harmonization, using the INSPIRE data specifications Interoperability: promote and build capacities on OGC and open standards (ISO 19115/19119/19139; web services WMS, WFS, WCS) Grid-enabling OGC web services Different cultures and behaviours
10 www.envirogrids.net Infrastructure capacity building To facilitate data and metadata harmonization based on INSPIRE -Metadata tool (full web, extraction for the catchment or sub-catchment extent, support for CSW) To ease the use of grid computing -porting SWAT on the grid (+ other applications) -enabling OGC web services on the grid, G-OWS initiative (gLite-OGC Web Services) -to run jobs on the grid from desktop GIS software
11 www.envirogrids.net Human capacity building To help fill the gap in term of key data sets and services To teach best practices in term of : -Data harmonization for compatibility with GEOSS & INSPIRE -Implementation of web services -Use of distributed computing resources
12 www.envirogrids.net Institutional capacity building Endorsement of GEOSS Data Sharing Principles Building regional network of GEO partners (establishment of National GEO committees) Workshops with local and regional decision makers to raise awareness on the potential of the Observation System
13 www.envirogrids.net MoU with ongoing projects GENESI-DR To enable the EnviroGRIDS community to discover/access and use data and services available in Digital Repositories federated to GENESI-DR. To federate in GENESI-DR new Digital Repositories that are linked to EnviroGRIDS IEEE Help in organizing workshops Provide experts for our Quality and Scientific Committee FP7 ACQWA (Assessing Climate impacts on the Quantity and quality of WAter) FP7 PEGASO (integrated coastal zone management) (still in negotiation!) FP7 SAFELANDS (changing pattern of landslide risk due to changes in demography and climate change)