EO2HEAVEN participates in GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot 4 (AIP-4)
EO2HEAVEN will contribute to AIP-4 helping to provide access to Earth Observation and health data sets used in the project. The access will be provided by OGC specified Web Services.
Additionally, the project is going to provide an import tool for sensor data sets (e.g. CSV or plain text files) into a OGC Sensor Observation Service. This tool will be able to read existing data archives, helping users to specify how the data is encoded in these files and then converting the data sets into the according SWE data formats.
In particular EO2HEAVEN proposes four contributions:
- Sensor Observation Service (SOS) Import Tool
- Access to MODIS (MOD04) Aerosol datasets via standardized Web Service interfaces
- Access to GLDAS Ground Air Temperature datasets via standardized Web Service interfaces
- Access to visualized public health data sets (coming from WHO, the German Federal Statistics Office and local health insurances)
GEOSSrepresents the Global Earth Observation System of Systems coordinated. by the Group on Earth Observation (GEO). GEO was launched in response to calls for action by the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development and by the G8 (Group of Eight) leading industrialized countries. These high-level meetings recognized that international collaboration is essential for exploiting the growing potential of Earth observations to support decision making in an increasingly complex and environmentally stressed world.
GEOis constructing GEOSS on the basis of a 10-Year Implementation Plan for the period 2005 to 2015. The Plan defines a vision statement for GEOSS, its purpose and scope, expected benefits, and the nine “Societal Benefit Areas” of disasters, health, energy, climate, water, weather, ecosystems, agriculture and biodiversity.
Full text of the EO2HEAVEN proposal is available