With a successful Kickoff Workshop on 3-4 May, the development of the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot, Phase 5 (AIP-5), has begun. Representatives from the GEO organizations that responded to the AIP-5 Call for Participation (CFP) attended the workshop, which was hosted by UNEP at the International Environment House, Geneva.
Twenty-four responses to the AIP-5 CFP, representing over 60 organizations, were used to plan the kickoff. Sessions were held both for Societal Benefit Area topics and for Technical Areas. A major outcome of the workshop was the formation of working groups for AIP-5.