NextGEOSS – The next generation of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems

Project: NextGEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems)

Overview: To develop the next generation of the GEOSS Earth Observation (EO) initiative, enabling global access to EO data using a single search interface. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, this is a major €9m project involving 27 partners from 11 countries.

Purpose: To meet the strategic aims of the EU to extend the commercial use of earth observation (EO) data, NextGEOSS will focus on encouraging and stimulating data exploitation by businesses through engaging end-users, delivering technological developments and promoting the use of GEOSS to support the creation and use of EO activities and commercial services. The project will also identify training needs to encourage wider user-engagement with EO data and its commercial potential.

IEA Role:  The IEA is leading an activity in “Stimulating GEOSS-powered applications” and will be engaging application developers in industry and academia to assess their needs and developing technologies for data search and user feedback, using expertise in Linked Data gained through the MELODIES project led by IEA CTO Dr Jon Blower. Diverse users will be consulted to establish how they would like the GEOSS to evolve. Blower joined the NextGEOSS launch event, pictured above.

Building Earth Observation applications with NextGEOSS

Register your interest in the free workshop in Geneva, September 11, 2018

NextGEOSS provides a suite of infrastructure tools and services for helping the Earth Observation (EO) community with building enterprise-class applications, opening up EO data and their value-added products to downstream communities. This 1-day face-to-face training will enable first-hand discussions with the technical team developing and maintaining the platform, and for networking of the existing and new user community.  If you would like to know more about using NextGEOSS to discover, access and process EO data, this free workshop is for you. Register here.

Timeline: December 2016 – April 2020

Partners: Deimos Portugal (Lead), Elecnor Deimos SpainDeimos ImagingIEA, DLR (German Aerospace Centre)National Observatory of AthensThe Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Swiss Federal Department of the InteriorWorld Meteorological OrganizationOpen Knowledge FoundationEuropean Union Satellite Centre, Terradue SrlUniversity of Reading, Euroconsult SAAltamira InformationNansen Environmental and Remote Sensing CenterOpen Geospatial Consortium (Europe), Bente Lilja Bye, DLO, University of TwenteNorwegian Institute for Air ResearchARMINES, Autonomous University of Barcelona, European Association of Remote Sensing Companies, Help Service – Remote Sensing SROEuropean Grid Initiative, CNR and European Dynamics.

Links: www.earthobservations.org/geoss;  eo mag!

Training taster webinar

June 27th, 11am CEST

Community training for building Earth Observation applications with NextGEOSS

Hosted by Vicky Lucas of the IEA, this webinar will introduce NextGEOSS, the European EO data hub, and provide a training taster ahead of a 1-day workshop in September.

Join the webinar to sample the training and the opportunity to discuss what the workshop will cover to meet the needs of the EO community.

Hear first-hand from the platform developer and discuss training priorities. Webinar presenters will be:

• Hervé Caumont of Terradue, Leading platform development
• Vicky Lucas, Training manager of the IEA and workshop organiser
• Bente Lilja Bye, Leading NextGEOSS promotion and dissemination

Sign up for the webinar by emailing Bente on bentelil@hotmail.com
The one day workshop on September 11th, 2018, will be held at the University
of Geneva, more here.