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GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) CEN/TC 287 workshop on Interoperability between INSPIRE, GMES, and GEOSS 8-9 November 2010, JRC. Hervé CAUMONT OGC Interoperability Program Team. Intro - Focus of the workshop. Contribute to the data interoperability between:

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Herv caumont ogc interoperability program team

GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP)CEN/TC 287 workshop on Interoperability between INSPIRE, GMES, and GEOSS8-9 November 2010, JRC


OGC Interoperability Program Team

Intro focus of the workshop
Intro - Focus of the workshop

  • Contribute to the data interoperability between:

    • INSPIRE data specifications

    • GMES data product specifications

    • GEOSS data

  • “Shape” the GMES initial operations concerning data products

Presentation summary
Presentation summary

  • Outcomes of the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) process

  • Current activities within GEOSS related to Data, Metadata and Products Harmonization (GEO Task DA-09-01b and coordination activities)

  • Data Harmonization & AIP-3 results, an overview

Focus on some drivers of the geoss development
Focus on some drivers of the GEOSS development

Harmonization of data, metadata & products

Data Tagging Usage & Permissions

Information extraction

Life-cycle management

Interoperability accross registries

Data Sharing Principles

A process elaboration of geoss architecture
A process, elaboration of GEOSS Architecture

SBA Tasks,



URR, Data Sharing Task Force

Transfer to operations









ADC activities




Pilot (AIP)

Task AR-09-01b







SIF outreach

GEOSS Common

Infrastructure (GCI)

Task AR-09-01a



GCI-Coordination Team

Aip reusable process for deploying scenarios
AIP Reusable Process for Deploying Scenarios

  • Scenarios: end user view of the value of GEOSS

    • Focused on topics of interest to a community

    • Occur in a geographic Area of Interest (AOI)

    • Steps in a scenario are mapped to Use Cases

  • Engineering Use Cases support SBA Scenarios

    • Use cases for discovery, data access, etc

    • Utilize Standards & Interoperability Arrangements

  • Reusable service oriented architecture

    • Leverages ‘operational domain value’ through interoperable services

Aip 2 achievements
AIP-2 Achievements

Community of Practice Scenarios deployed through collaboration with SBA Tasks

Reusable Process for applying scenarios on Service oriented Architecture – GEOSS SoA

Contribution/registration of persistent services using GEOSS Interoperability Arrangements

Aip 3 builds on aip 2 process
AIP-3 builds on AIP-2 process

Build on GCI and Community Services

Promote mash-ups in a "link-rich" environment

OGC continue as Task Lead

Engage additional Communities of Practice (CoP)

Focus on Data; Promote Content

Results in time to support EO Summit

Scenarios in aip cfp
Scenarios in AIP CFP

Scenarios begun in AIP-2

Scenarios new in AIP-3

Water – Drought

Water – Water Quality

Extreme Precipitation

Health and the Environment Scenario – Early Warning of Malaria

  • Disaster Management

  • Health: Air Quality

  • Biodiversity and Climate Change – Prediction of an Ecosystem Evolution

  • Biodiversity and Climate Change – Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure

  • Renewable Energy

Aip 3 status to date
AIP-3 Status – To Date

  • What is working ?

  • What are the potential impacts on the GCI ?

  • What is still needed ?

Aip 3 status to date1
AIP-3 Status – To Date

  • What is working ?

    • Sharing of information/knowledge/best practices across communities

    • Coordination with GEO Tasks

    • Alignment of AIP activities with funded activities and community priorities

    • Community/scenario-driven approach

Aip 3 status to date2
AIP-3 Status – To Date

  • What are the potential impacts on the GCI ?

    • Data access conditions & user management

      • Metadata

      • Possible new GCI component

    • GEOSS Common Record

      • Impact on clearinghouse, CSR, etc

      • Data quality, lineage, etc

    • Semantic-enabled search

      • Registration of ontologies

      • Possible brokering component

Aip 3 status to date3
AIP-3 Status – To Date

  • What is still needed ?

    • More interoperability

      • GEOSS Common Record, Semantics, WPS Profiles

      • Finding the right balance

    • More documentation

      • More sharing of lessons learned

      • Increased usage of the GEOSS best practices wiki

    • Continued coordination with other GEO Tasks

    • Many challenges remain within communities

      • Challenges spanning technical and organizational issues

Architecture video for ministerial
Architecture Video for Ministerial

  • Theme :

    • Bold vision endorsed 5 years ago

    • Architecture vision has now been demonstrated

    • Ministers should invest in their agency developments consistent with plan

  • Sources :

    • AIP-2 Demo Videos

    • Interviews

    • South Africa Summit Footage

    • GEOSS Design themes


2 data metadata products harmonization

2) Data, Metadata & Products Harmonization

Some perspectives from GEOSS AIP

The data harmonization topic
The « Data Harmonization » topic

  • GEO Task AR-09-01b (AIP)

    • Emergence of Data Harmonization topic, pilot and input for the GEO Task DA-09-01b

    • Emphasis on Data Quality and Uncertainty Management

  • GEO Task DA-09-01b

    • Data, Metadata and Products Harmonization

  • Other GEO Tasks (Data Integration, Global Datasets…)

  • INSPIRE 2010 Conference and Workshops

    • Numerous sessions with Data Harmonization topic

  • OGC

    • A cross-WG topic : SensorML, O&M, GML, WCS…

    • Could be similar to OWS for service interfaces

    • Could reach out the Data Quality SWG

Gmes data products
GMES Data Products

  • Scenarios that require cross-border and cross-theme data integration, leading to the identification of interoperability requirements in different application areas…

Modeling: do the GMES Data Products comply to user requirements & acceptance criteria ?

Qa4eo for geo

  • QA4EO was developed to meet the current and aspirational needs of the societal themes of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO)’s Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)

  • It was prepared as a direct response to GEO task DA-06-02 (now DA-09-01a) to “Develop a GEO data quality assurance strategy”

  • It is beginning with space-based observations, and evaluating expansion to in situ observations, taking account of existing work in this arena”

Qa4eo workshop sessions 2 4
QA4EO Workshop Sessions 2-4

  • « QA4EO and GEO » assets:

    • Quality assurance process

    • Metrology domain to be extended towards GEO SBAs

    • Roles for Data harmonization / Data interoperability

  • End to end process to identify open issues

    • QA4EO seen as a ‘badge/stamp’

    • first a questionnaire to assess and auto-declare conformance

    • then possibly an audit process

  • Geo task ar 09 01b architecture implementation pilot
    GEO Task AR-09-01bArchitecture Implementation Pilot

    • Develop and pilot new process and infrastructure components for the GCI and the broader GEOSS architecture

    • Continuation of existing efforts, e.g., IP3, and new activities solicited through Calls for Participation (CFPs)

    “fostering interoperability arrangements and common practices for GEOSS”

    Geoss interoperability arrangements from the geoss 10 year plan reference document
    GEOSS Interoperability Arrangements- From the GEOSS 10 Year Plan Reference Document -

    • Interoperability through open interfaces

      • Interoperability specifications agreed to among contributing systems

      • Access to data and information through service interfaces

    • Open standards and intellectual property rights

      • GEOSS adopting standards; agreed upon by consensus, preference to formal international standards

      • GEOSS will not require commercial or proprietary standards

      • Multiple software implementations compliant with the open standards should exist

      • Goal is that at least one of the implementations should be available to all implementers "royalty-free"

    Aip 3 working groups and leaders
    AIP-3 Working Groups and Leaders

    • Disaster Management

      • Didier Giacobbo

      • Arnaud Cauchy

    • Water: Quality and Agricultural Drought

      • Will Pozzi

      • Stefano Nativi

      • Liping Di

      • Brad Lee

    • Health: AQ and Infectious Disease

      • Stefan Falke

      • François Marques

    • Biodiversity and Climate: Ecosystem evolution and Arctic SDI

      • Doug Nebert

      • Stefano Nativi

    • Energy: Environmental Impacts

      • Lionel Menard

      • Isabelle Blanc

    • End-to-End Engineering

      • Nadine Alameh

      • Josh Lieberman

      • Larry McGovern

    • Data Harmonization

      • Herve Caumont

    • Data Sharing Guidelines

      • Steve Browdy

      • (CIESIN)

    • Vocabularies and Semantics

      • Cristiano Fugazza

      • Roberto Lucchi

      • Masahiko Nagai

    Aip 3 results overview data sharing wg semantics wg

    AIP-3 results overviewData Sharing WGSemantics WG

    Steve Browdy, IEEE

    Cristiano Fugazza, JRC

    Data sharing
    Data Sharing

    • Use Cases for licensing conditions:

      • Include recommendation for metadata encoding and potential impacts to Clearinghouse and GWP

    • Use Cases for user management

      • Using ASTER GDEM and Disaster Management scenario as case studies

    • Experimental implementation of Use Cases

      • Development between May and September

      • Testing from July/August forward

    Herv caumont ogc interoperability program team

    Data Sharing

    • Data Access Conditions:

      • Licenses for, and waivers of, data usage

      • Experimenting with Creative Commons

        • CC0, CC BY, CC BY-NC

      • Have developed Use Cases and necessary metadata fields to be used

      • Working towards agreement on ISO 19115 classes to use for data access conditions

      • Begin tests in September based on Use Cases

    • User Management

      • User registration

        • Discussions with UIC regarding the URR (http://www.scgcorp.com/urr)

      • User login with single sign-on

        • Experiment with OpenID initially

        • Considering federated solution with minimal impact on the GCI

        • Considering centralized solution with heavy impact on the GCI

      • Perform trade study and publish a recommendation for a solution

        (Cf. also GIGAS technical report, GMES SCDA…)

    Semantic mediation gci role
    Semantic Mediation & GCI Role

    Users of GEOSS Resources

    Providers of GEOSS Resources

    • Metalevels of Resource Interaction Support:

      • Clients access data through deployed services (SIR, BPW)

      • Users discover resources through published metadata (CSR & Clearinghouse)

      • Communities connect through mediation between registered & mapped vocabularies (Vocabulary & Mapping Registry)

      • EuroGEOSS broker is testing mediation in AIP-3





    EO Resource


    Search Tool


    Query Expander

    Concepts & Mappings

    Aip 3 results overview data harmonization wg

    AIP-3 results overviewData Harmonization WG

    Contribution from the GIGAS Project

    Andrew Woolf, Clemens Portele, Simon Cox

    A harmonized model
    A harmonized model

    • Brings a consistency model between a sampling feature property (SDI World) and a coverage range type (EO World)

    • O&M talks of chains of measurements / Observation processes (analysis, algorithms), so you can always attach metadata (using the rich quality stack from ISO TC211)

    Aip 3 results overview data harmonization working group

    AIP-3 results overviewData Harmonization Working Group

    Aston University & UncertWeb project

    Dan Cornford

    Uncertainty enabled pressure correction chain
    Uncertainty enabled pressure correction chain

    Cf. GEO Task AR-09-02d: Loosely coupled models that interact via web services, and are independently developed, managed, and operated.

    Air Pressure measurements

    Elevation samples

    UncertML translator


    Weather underground data

    SRTM Digital Elevation Model


    Observations service






    Pressure correction


    propagation of uncertainty from individual samples

    Station level pressure

    & GML Point

    O&M obs. coll. + UncertML dist.

    Corrected pressure values

    correction sequence


    Aip 3 results air quality working group

    AIP-3 resultsAir Quality Working Group

    Contribution from University of Muenster


    • Interpolation is needed to estimate the concentrations of polluants at some points of interest

    • Interpolated concentrations are thus estimates. Estimation errors need also to be communicated.

    • An interpolation Web Processing Service is demonstrated

    • Several uncertainty types, like quantiles, which shall be returned, can be specified in the request

    Aip 3 results energy working group

    AIP-3 resultsEnergy Working Group

    Contribution from GENESIS project

    Lionel Menard, Mines ParisTech

    Herv caumont ogc interoperability program team
    AIP-3 Energy scenario: “Information on environmental impacts of the production, transportation and use of energy”

    • Leader: Mines ParisTech (Poc: Lionel Menard & Isabelle Blanc)

    • Team: GENESIS and EnerGEO consortiums (European Commission FP7 funded projects)

    • Ecoinvent (Swiss SME)

    Why assessing the environmental impacts of the energy sector ?

    Key issues when assessing the environmental impacts of the Photovoltaic sector (Users)

    Worldwide demand is growing: +40-50 % from 2003 to 2030 (IEA, 2005)

    Energy demand implies considerable pressure on the environment

    Sustainability of current and future energy consumptions, cross SBA concerns (Climate, Water, Ecosystems, Health)

    Need to assess current environmental impacts on a global and local scale: diversify sources, reduce pressure on environment.

    Look for the most favorable technology for PV module (Installers)

    Environmental performances of PV systems related to their implementation (Policy planners, Energy operators)

    Carbon footprint of a PV system according to its lifecycle (Policy planners, Energy operators)

    Environmental performances of PV systems related to their fabrication (Installers,Energy operators, Policy planners)

    Herv caumont ogc interoperability program team

    Scenario objectives:Provide the necessary GEOSS compatible components to answer user’s concerns

    • Component’s list includes:

    • OGC Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Processing Service (WPS) of:

      • - Average annual solar irradiation (kWh/m2) (Mines ParisTech)

      • - Environmental outputs of PV systems (Ecoinvent & Mines ParisTech)

    • OGC CSW (Catalog Service Web) (EnerGEO)

    • Appropriate web map (WMS) and web processing capacities (WPS) using software from the GENESIS project solutions

    • Web Portal and Geodata Visualization Portlet (GUI) (GENESIS)

    Uncertainty management issues
    Uncertainty management issues

    • The data resulting from processing are themselves used as observations

    • It could be outputs of photovoltaic systems or environmental impact indicators

    • In most cases, there is a need to validate (calibrate) against measurements (truth), and derive from that assessments of uncertainty

    • The major difficulty is having confidence in the measurements, and challenge is to use them to offer EO-derived products with "known" quality

    Energy wg findings to date
    Energy WG findings to-date

    • Moved from W3C W*S to OGC W*S to leverage future use of resources

      • Transition first dreaded by proved easier than expected

      • Main obstacle: misunderstanding of interoperability concepts and benefits

      • Genesis Toolbox used (including OGC WPS) will be available free of charge under open source license

    • Process of registering community catalog into GEOSS harder than expected

      • Issues still ongoing (harvesting demands delay, discrepancies in query results between new and old resources harvested, duplication of records, etc)

      • Process should be improved and automated

    • More documentation is needed

      • Formal, long, detailed documentation as well as

      • Short, sharp, targeted simple topic videos (how to deploy your resource; how to register your resource; how to create your metadata, etc)

    Aip 3 deliverables 2010
    AIP-3 Deliverables - 2010

    • Demonstration

      • Demonstration of community Scenarios implemented through transverse Use Cases

      • Demonstrations recorded and made available via WWW

    • Engineering Reports

      To be posted in GEOSS Best Practice Wiki

      • Community of Practice Scenarios

      • Transverse Technology Use Cases

      • AIP-3 Summary Report

    • Registered Services and Components

      • Consolidate and increase the number of services and components registered in CSR

      • Support of the GEOSS operational task (AR-09-01a)


    • GEO

      • earthobservations.org

    • GEO Architecture Implementation Pilot

      • www.ogcnetwork.net/AIpilot

    • GEOSS registries and SIF

      • geossregistries.info

    George Percivall


    Enabling the sensor web
    Enabling the Sensor Web

    OGC Sensor Web Enablement framework