Call for Participation in Global Earth Observation System of Systems

Posted by GIS talk On Tuesday, July 15, 2008
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The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that a Call for Participation (CFP) in Phase 2 of the GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) has been issued by the GEO (Group on Earth Observations).

Phase 1 of the AIP demonstrated GEO Portal and Clearinghouse solutions. Phase 2 will establish "operational, research and technical exemplars," services that support the GEOSS Societal Benefit Areas (application domains).

The CFP invites GEO Members and Participating Organizations to:
# Provide components and services relevant to GEOSS "Societal Benefit Areas" (application domains).

# Participate in interoperability testing of the services including use of the GEOSS Common Infrastructure Components in order to validate the architecture.

# Participate in the collaborative refinement of societal benefit scenarios to guide testing, demonstrations and operations of interoperable services.

The CFP document is available at Responses to the CFP are requested by 1 September 2008 to support a planning workshop scheduled for 25-26 September 2008 in Boulder, Colorado, USA. To register for the teleconference or ask questions about the CFP, please contact George Percivall, The OGC efforts in AIP is supported by the European Commission, Northrop Grumman, and ERDAS. Additional information is available at


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