AIP-7 Kickoff

The AIP-7 Kickoff Workshop will be held May 1st in Geneva, Europe (WMO building, 7bis avenue de la Paix). The main purposes of workshop are to form theAIP-7 Working Groups and to agree on plans and initial designs in each WG.  

The Kickoff Workshop is one of two times that the Pilot participants will meet face-to-face during an AIP phase. All organizations responding to the GEO AIP-7 Call for Participation (CFP) should plan to attend the workshop. The AIP Development Process states the objectives of the Kickoff Workshop as: 

  • To begin the development portion of AIP-7 
  • To develop detailed plans for AIP-7 (component definition and scenario development)
  • To develop specific collaboration and interoperability goals for AIP-7
  • To develop the detailed design based on the GEOSS AIP Architecture
  • To develop user scenarios suitable for directing development of Operational Exemplars.

Time & Location

May 1st, 2014, room "6 Lake" (after GEO Work Plan Symposium) starting at 09:30, ending no later than 17:30 (local Geneva time)

GEO Secretariat, WMO Building; 7bis avenue de la Paix, Geneva,

Practical info available here (same as Workplan Symposium, see folder Logistics).


Requests for letters of invitation for visas should be the GEO Secretariat 


Room: 6 Lake

Understand before being understood

 09:30 09:45 Intro, goals for the kickofff

09:45 11:30 Go over responses (


11:30 12:30 Initial WG Grouping and discussion

Strengthening the Inner Self12:30 13:00 Lunch on your own (in WMO building)


 13:00 13:30 Finalize WG Grouping and recap for people joining the meeting (US)


 13:30 16:00 Break-out session (various groups)

16:00 17:00 Reporting back, discussion, WG goals (scenario, schedule)

17:00 17:20 Conclusion and next steps

17:20 17:30 Wrap-up