GEOSSGlobal Earth Observation System of Systems (EPA)
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Note that the GEOSS is a portal or gateway for finding relevant geographic data and services rather than a repository of geographic data itself.
The ultimate goal of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), which coordinates GEOSS, is to benefit the quality of life of people around the world, advancing global sustainability, and preserving the planet.
GEOSS members often describe the systems as "research stovepipes," with limited flexibility and focused application to particular needs.
It follows a GEOSS compatible data-broker approach and adopts international standards.
GEOSS is an internet-based platform that allows users of Earth observation data to access, search, and use the data, information, tools, and services for their needs.
The IEEE GEOSS Forum XLIV will be held on Monday as a full-day workshop dedicated to bringing earth observation and IEEE communications experts together in an effort to enhance the implementation of the latest sensor network, modeling and signal process technologies in rural areas.
NASA's Earth Science Gateway: A platform for interoperable services in support of the GEOSS vision.
The Alliance is releasing a policy statement in concert with the International Astronautical Congress on the value of engaging with the private sector for GEOSS.
The climate change community has much to gain from using the GEOSS architecture (www.
Further, all adequate channels will be used for strong dissemination & exploitation, specifically: writing a monograph explaining OGC Big Geo Data standards; scientific publications & active conference organization; Earth science data user workshops for each domain addressed; actively contributing technology & experience to GEO / GEOSS and further bodies; establish standardized Big Geo Data benchmark and run it against EarthServer-2 and further relevant systems.
At the conference, Northrop Grumman will demonstrate, using TouchTable technology, how a GEOSS can be created by interconnecting a diverse array of scientific data from instruments and systems such as NPOESS for monitoring and forecasting changes in the global environment.
The integration processes, for national applications and GEOSS applications, are illustrated in Figure 1:
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