AIP-8 Kickoff

The AIP-8 Kickoff Workshop will be held on the 23rd of March in Norfolk VA, USA adjacent to the 4th Science and Technology workshop (Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel). The main purposes of workshop are to form theAIP-8 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-8 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-8
  • To develop detailed plans for AIP-8 (component definition and scenario development)
  • To develop specific collaboration and interoperability goals for AIP-8
  • To develop the detailed design based on the GEOSS AIP Architecture
  • To develop user scenarios suitable for directing development of Operational Exemplars.


Please register using this link


Hotel accomodation

Time & Location

March 23rd, 2015, Sheraton Waterside Hotel, Claremont room, 4th Floor, starting at 09:00, ending at 17:30 (local time)

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel


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

Agenda (Preliminary):

Setting the stage

09:00 10:00 Intro, goals for the kickofff10:00 10:30 Overview
and organize breakouts


Breakout 1  -  Sensors

Breakout 2  -  Thematic / SBA

11:30 12:30 grouping based on Water, Ag, Disaster Mgmt

  • Meeting URL:
  • You can also dial in using your phone.   United States  +1 (215) 383-1010
  • Access Code: 625-788-471 
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12:30 13:30 Lunch on your own (location TBD)

Breakout 2

13:30 15:00 grouping based on ###


Bringing it all back

15:30 17:30 Reporting back, discussion, conclusion and wrapup

Agenda.ppt327 KB
AIP_8_Overview.ppt2.84 MB
ResponsesSummary.ppt940.5 KB