Big Data in the Geosciences

Thursday, 2015-10-29
Sunday, 2015-11-01

A workshop to be held at the 2015 IEEE International Big Data Conference

This workshop focuses on highlighting the state-of-the-art research surrounding Big Data in the geosciences. The Workshop Chairs and Program Committee, with assistance from the Open Geospatial Consortium, seek to engage the scientific community in understanding their big data challenges and problems. Finally, we aim to identify gaps in current technologies as well as gaps in the education of new data scientists. This workshop will provide a venue for participants to showcase innovative tools and services, build new collaborations, and hear from application scientists and educators about the challenges they face.

Upcoming TC Meeting Briefing

Thursday, 2015-07-30
Thursday, 2015-07-30
Eastern (EST)
Webinar Information: 

Never been to an OGC Technical Committee Meeting and wonder what happens? 
Or perhaps you have been but not in person for a while? 
Or maybe you are a regular who wants to know what is in store for the next TC meeting in Nottingham?


If you answer "yes" to any of these then join us for a webinar on Thursday 30th July 2015 at 1000EDT. 

The agenda will be:

1000  New Member Orientation (also good for those interested in becoming members of the OGC)
1020 Updates to the Policies and Procedures of the OGC
1030 Quick look back at what happened in Boulder (June) - new standards, new votes, summits, etc
Quick look forward at what is coming up for work and discussion in Nottingham (September)
   - summits, votes, new work items, etc.       
   - Introduction to our TC Hosts, British Geological Survey
1050 Summit Overviews

We are aiming to stick quite closely to these times so if you only want to listen in to a particular section you should be able to join us at the right time.

Make sure you register for the webinar at to be sure you receive the link.

For those that can't make it we will be recording the session and will put a Youtube link back on this page fairly soon after the session.

Remember the next OGC Technical and Planning Committee meeting is only 7 weeks away. The meetings are from 14-18 September 2015!

TC Meeting registration will open soon and we always welcome those who are not yet members to attend as well as welcoming our many members from across the globe. 

For more information see the meeting page 

Look forward to seeing many of you at the webinar and in person in Nottingham in September.



Download Charter documentModern simulations used for individual, crew, and collective training and mission rehearsal are increasingly networked together to compose rich federations of virtual and constructive simulations.  Standards have been previously developed and widely adopted for the network protocols and information exchanged in simulation federations, but the synthetic environment (including geospatial content) within which simulation learners are immersed has traditionally been locally generated

September '15 Agenda for the Nottingham TC hosted by British Geological Survey