AIP-8 Responses

Listed below are the responses to the AIP-8 Call for Participation (CFP) that have been received to date.  As each of the Responses included multiple organizations, the response represents contributions from over xxx organizations. An Analysis of the CFP Responses will be developed to support planning for the AIP-8 development. 

Responses to the AIP-8 CFP are listed below in the order in which they were received:

  • JAXA: DIAS/CEOS Water Portal in AIP-8
  • ConnectingGEO: Enhancing GEOSS Webservice-Energy SDI with Sensor Observation Service capacity for the Energy SBA.
  • CloudSigma: Exploit cloud infrastructure delivery models capable of harnessing the value coming out of the earth observation space.
  • SDI4Apps: Uptake of Open Geographic Information Through Innovative Services Based on Linked Data
  • EU BON: Build a substantial part of the Group on Earth Observation’s Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)
  • FOODIE: Support the wide variety of demands that are primary aimed at agriculture and water pollution monitoring.
  • SmartOpenData: SmartOpenData Architecture and Environmental Linked Open Data sources in AIP
  • GEOSS Water Services: Building web publishing for regional and national water resources; flood forecasting apps and services.
  • Chile: Development and testing of an Alert System application for desktop and mobile devices.
  • FSU-Jena: Standard-based time-series data access andgeoprocessing services for individualEarth cover change detectionwithin the “Earth Observation Monitor”
  • NATO STO-CMRE: A standards-based open source processing chain for ocean modeling
  • CIESIN: Contribute global- and regional-scale data on population along with related services that are useful for disaster response
  • COBWEB: Access Management Federations and SWE Profile for Citizen Science.
  • CNR: A pool of web services for earth observation as components of the web model paradigm
  • StormCenter: Creating a Real-Time Geospatial Data Sharing & Collaborative Environment for Earth Observation Data
  • NASA: Enabling Web-Based GIS Tools for Internet and MobileDevices to Improve and Expand NASA DataAccessibility and Analysis Functionality for theRenewable Energy and Agricultural Applications
  • Ben BurfordInternet of Things and big data analysis
  • GMU: Enhance and evolve two agricultural,water, and disaster community Web-based applications to be mobile-friendly and mobile enabled
  • INCOSE: continue the Plakton application
  • CITI-SENSE: Development of sensor-based Citizens' Observatory Community for improving quality of life in cities FP7

Lead Organisation

Overview of the Response (Distilled from section 1 of the response)

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JAXA

This response shows brief description of JAXA's intention on participating to AIP-8, including proposed our
contributions using DIAS/CEOS Water portal which can access to Earth Observation data (In-situ, Satellite and Model data, mainly focusing on hydrological data) by multiple standardized protocols. 

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ConnectingGEO The European Commission ConnectinGEO project funded under the Horizon 2020 framework program is a two years project (2015-2017) whose primary goal is to link existing coordinated Earth Observation networks with science and technology (S&T) communities, the industry sector and the GEOSS and Copernicus stakeholders. The ConnectinGEO contribute to AIP-8 will extend the existing GEOSS Webservice-Energy SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructure) to provide the GEO Energy community with access to in-situ measurements.
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CloudSigma

The GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) presents to us the opportunity to exploit cloud infrastructure delivery models capable of harnessing the value coming out of the earth observation space.

In relation to GEOSS we would like to expand upon the concept of data federation. As a response to AIP-8 CFP we would propose the development of a mechanism for data owners to federate that data to cloud hosting. Data owners would potentially have fine grained control over how this is done, as well as unlock other capabilities such as the ability to exclude certain geographies or providers.

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SDI4Apps The main target of SDI4Apps is to bridge the 1) top-down managed world of INSPIRE, Copernicus and GEOSS built by SDI experts and 2) the bottom-up mobile world of voluntary initiatives and thousands of micro SMEs and individuals developing applications (apps). 

SDI4Apps will secure that users profit from GEOSS and GEOSS profits from different voluntary initiatives. SDI4Apps will build a WIN-WIN strategy for building a successful business for European SMEs on the basis of INSPIRE, Copernicus and GEOSS

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EU BON Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network – is a European Union FP7 research project that runs 2012-2017. It has 30 partners in 18 countries. The main objective of EU BON is to build a substantial part of the Group on Earth Observation’s Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON). In light of the new Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), such a network and approach are imperative for attaining efficient processes of data collation, analysis and provisioning to stakeholders. Link to Response
FOODIE The proposed contribution of the FOODIE platform into the GEOSS AIP-8 CFP is designed in order to support the wide variety of demands that are primary aimed at agriculture and water pollution monitoring. The FOODIE platform represents the main result of the European project called - 2014 and 2017. The project consortium is composed from 13 partners from 7 countries. Link to Response

SmartOpenData

Data Producer: Environmental and ecosystems data, land use and land cover, cadastre; Data transformation. Implementation of semantic process. Definition of user requirements and software development for Ecosystems, Argiculture, Biodiversity

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GEOSS Water

Each year we help regional and national water resource data providers to learn and implement web mapping and data publishing. This is enabling many countries to develop on-demand understanding of their national water resources. For AIP-8, we are adding focus on flood forecasting apps and services, through coordination with the global leaders in weather forecasting and hydrology. 

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Chile Development and testing of an Alert System application for desktop and mobile devices that will activate a Satellite Tasking service, web processing coverage services and other services, as well as the registration of web services within the GEOSS Component Infrastructure. The topical GEOSS societal benefit area within which our group will be operating will be manly disasters and capacity building. Link to Response
FSU-Jena Earth-Cover change detection: Providing easy-to-use access to Earth Observation time-series data is a critical issue formany datasets. Until now in most cases individual processing steps have to be conductedto extract data for a specific area of interest and to provide common data formats. Thesesteps can be automated and provided as an OGC Web Processing Service (WPS). If datais extracted for a user-defined area of interest and stored in a user-defined data format,algorithms to derive further information can be executed. Such algorithms can also beprovided as OGC WPS-based web services.

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NATO STO-CMRE

The purpose of this participation is to continue and extend the scope (adding in-situ data and OGC SOS service) of the work done in AIP-7.

Our goal for AIP-8 is to experiment further with the key enablers in the domain of integrated environmental knowledge and decision support tools. The objective will be the exploitation of key ocean environmental variables from in-situ observations, leveraging environmental models and geo-processing, with specific attention to interoperability and connectivity with the comprehensive global network of environmental data collection and delivery.

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CIESIN CIESIN plans to contribute global- and regional-scale data on population along with related services that are useful for disaster response, and many of the other GEO Societal benefit Areas (SBAs). CIESIN will primarily provide data through Web services and will also serve as a long term archive for these data. CIESIN will extend its existing Population Estimation Service as an enabler component, providing a Web Processing Service in the Mediation Tier. CIESIN will develop and provide two apps (Mobile and Web) for use in testing and demonstration. Link to Response
COBWEB

In AIP-8, our main contribution will again be in the area of “Authentication and Single Sign-On” and build on the pilot Access Management Federation (AMF) we established under AIP-6.

  • Make available to the other Citizen Observatory’s our expertise in access control and assist, in so far as resources allow, with helping the other observatory’s leverage the same technology.  
  • Similar levels of assistance will be made available, as appropriate, to other GEO members if they are interested in exploring the potential of SAML based access control. 
  • Development of an OGC SWE Profile for Citizen Science
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CNR A pool of web services for earth observation as components of the web model paradigm. Build toward the vision of the Model Web using WPS. All processing services listed in the overview section, will be based on pure WPS implementations and serve as building blocks for modeling of other services in the area of biodiversity and environmental monitoring. All services will be based on free WPS server implementation (e.g. PyWPS or Zoo) to wrap the in-house implementation of original algorithms within an OWS.
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StormCenter Cultivating global data sharing and collaboration initiatives for specific end-use applications to address the long-standing challenge of system to system interoperability. Driven by user demand and US Federal research funding under the US Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), this response includes a phased approach of ‘defining workflows’ that access Earth Observation and other data and thus considerably contribute to the development of the knowledge base and then generation of a specific use case that are identified by the GEO Scientific and Technological Committee or perhaps the GEO Secretariat. Link to Response
NASA Enabling Web-Based GIS Tools for Internet and MobileDevices to Improve and Expand NASA DataAccessibility and Analysis Functionality for theRenewable Energy and Agricultural Applications Link to Response
Ben Burford

Internet of Things and big data analysis

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GMU Enhance and evolve two agricultural,water, and disaster community Web-based applications to be mobile-friendly and mobileenabled.All components and data have been registered into the GEOSS ComponentService Registry (GEOSS CSR). The apps will be designed, developed, and deployedwith support from sponsors and partners NASA, USDA NASS, and USDA RMA. Opengeospatial specifications will be used to support the underline data/service discovery,consumption, and integration. Link to response
INCOSE Continue plakton application Link to response
CITI-SENSE

The proposed contributions from the CITI-SENSE project are related to the project objectives of providing a Citizens Observatory, including apps and web interfaces with support for static and mobil sensors and the involvement of citizens through crowd sourcing. It is in particular addressing this in the domain of air quality and health.

Environmental monitoring using Mobile Sensors, Citizen Observatories, Crowd Sourcing The functionality of the App/Web interfaces will be suited to use in areas with near-real time feeds and alerts on air temp, air quality, wind and other local public environmental information, coupled with local street network (directions, routing), critical facilities, basemap, utilities data, links to other data sources. Users can subscribe to timely reports or status alerts. Data is typically gathered from various sources: Citizens (from the occasional observer to the professional surveyor) can collect a variety of environmental data properties while in the field with a location-enabled smartphones, based on pre-assigned tasks. Forms would be prepared to collect or verify (qualitative aspect) observed air quality, UV, and weather information (clouds, temperature, rainfall, etc.) and related location observations. Sensors: With the proliferation of consumer and professional sensors, environmental data properties can be collected from fixed locations (rooftops, poles, etc.) and moving features (like buses and bikes.). Some observations should not be available for general public consumption and access can be granted to specific users only. This requires user authentication and access control. AIP-5 and AIP-6 have developed an access federation. It will be investigated how the provided applications can take advantage of this previous development.

Key app support: Application Development Framework to be used: HTML-5 based, with PhoneGap, JQuery Mobile or similar Deployment: Mobile | browser-based | both: Potentially both, through use of HTML5 Discussion and list of data sources, standards based interface protocols (OGC), and gaps: Data sources will be using ISO/TC211, INSPIRE and OGC-based standards, i.e. WFS, SOS, etc. Additional service requirements anticipated : Potential use of GEOSS GCO results like DAB and support for security/authentication. 

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