GEOSS Sensor Web Workshop 2008

The invitation for the workshop 2009 is now online! Please follow this link.

GEOSS has the objective to continuously monitor the state of the earth in order to increase knowledge and understanding of our planet and its processes. Being a system of system, GEOSS has to master the challenge of integrating heterogeneous systems across institutional and political boundaries. Timely delivery of earth observation data is a key aspect in identifying potential natural and human threats, such as tornados, tsunamis, wild fires, or algae blooms.

Data from in-situ or remote sensing devices forms the basis for analyzing gradual processes, such as increasing drought, water shortages, or rising sea levels. The Sensor Web presents a paradigm in which the Internet is evolving into an active sensing macro instrument. Based on internationally adopted standards, the Sensor Web accomplishes the necessary requirements to ensure interoperability among its various components. Sensor Web software components and services work interactively in arbitrary application domains.

The aim of the Sensor Web Workshop is to discuss scenarios and use cases to improve interoperability between sensor data providers and consumers identify standards and best practices that should be part of the GEOSS Information Infrastructure Architecture learn about the Sensor Web concept, its potential and role within GEOSS explore the capabilities of a strong Sensor Web within GEOSS discuss about the various approaches, applications, and technologies used within sensor networks.

Endorsed by the GEO Secretariat and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), GEO Task DA07-04 and the European Commission invite everybody interested in sensors, sensor networks, information logistics and infrastructures to participate in this event. For further information, please contact Ingo Simonis, isimonis at

Workshop invitation and agenda can be found here. The final report is now available! Please click here

Presentations by workshop participants:

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