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GEO 2016 transitional Work Program

 

Global Observing and Information Systems

Activity ID: 57
  1. General description

GEOSS as a ‘system of systems’ will proactively be interoperable with together existing and planned observing and information systems around the world and support the development of new systems where gaps currently exist. These Observing and Information Systems are foundational components of GEOSS. In this regards, the task will provide various coordination opportunities in order to advocate new systems, to sustain and strengthen existing and planned systems and also to encourage integrating and linking different systems.

  1. Implementation approach, respective responsibilities

The task will be coordinated by the Secretariat.

  1. Contributors (WMO)
  2. Improve the integration of different Observing systems by defining metadata of Observation systems contributing to GEOSS (e.g., WIGOS, similar systems and other emerging new observing systems). Start leveraging and promoting WIGOS OSCAR and WIGOS 2040 Space vision activities to GEO for seeking the way to integrate WIGOS into GEOSS effectively and also for involving more systems to take part in this task.
  3. Sustain and improve existing operational and new emerging Information systems contributing to GEOSS (e.g., WIS, similar systems and other emerging centers of excellence). Start leveraging and promoting WIS to GEO for involving more systems to take part in this task.
  4. Make efforts to implement the GEOSS Data Sharing Principles.
  5. Make efforts to ensure interoperability with GEOSS and GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI).
  6. Develop data model for each system, implementing the GEOSS Data Management Principles.
  7. Maintain and improve the operational network diversities such as satellite based, ground based and internet.

 

  1. GEO Secretariat
  2. Coordinate Observing and Information Systems how the best way to interoperable with GEOSS.
  3. Support implementing GEOSS Data Sharing Principles, Data Management Principles and interoperability with GEOSS and GCI.
  4. Identify potential gaps, duplications and synergies in GEOSS;

3. Planned activities and outputs for 2016

  1. Resume coordination and consultations with Global Observing and Information Systems. In 2016, start leveraging and promoting WIGOS and WIS in GEO Community. Seeking other systems to take part in the task.
  2. Start the development of a document describing GEO plans to support existing systems and facilitate development new systems, including their connection with GCI.
  3. Start the development of a report on “Inventory of Global Earth Observation and information systems contributing to GEOSS”, identifying potential gaps, duplications and synergies.
  1. Task Team (Preliminary)

 

Lead

WMO/WIGOS

Lars-Peter Liisojgaard

lriishojgaard@wmo.int

Contributor

WMO/WIGOS

Shanna Pitter

spitter@wmo.int

Lead

WMO/WIS/ DWD

TBD

TBD

Contributor

WMO/WIS

David Thomas

dthomas@wmo.int

GEO Secretariat

 

Osamu Ochiai

Oochiai@geosec.org

Leadership & Contributors (this list is being populated)

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