for helping to sponsor this event. If your organization would like to help, please contact Greg Buehler.
Overview:Standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium are becoming more and more established in the geospatial world and hold the key to build Geodata infrastructures based on interoperable components. The European Commission is encouraging the wider adoption of standards e.g. in the context of INSPIRE, the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe directive.
Whilst market demand for standards compliant components is steadily growing, many end users are still puzzled as to how the underlying specifications actually evolve, or what the direct benefits are in the context of their day to day business. Moreover there are questions relating to the level of real life adoption on national and European levels.
On Friday the 3rd of April 2008 you have a chance to get first hand answers to such questions at the OGC & HellasGI Greek Interoperability Day, held in Athens, Greece.
The presentation sessions include experts from OGC, governmental organizations, academics and companies.
The presentation sessions during the Interoperability Day are accompanied by selected company and project presentations in the catering and break-out area.
The language of the event will be mainly Greek but some of the presentations will be in English.
This one day workshop will explore the status of existing ocean observation systems and data portals for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems – GEOSS. The discussion will focus on the ability to build on existing systems to develop a global coordinated information and data system for ocean monitoring to better understand the dynamics of the deep-ocean processes throughout the ocean water column (ref GEO subtask CL-09-02d).
The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will host the fourth annual Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) Users Conference. This year the conference will be the first Joint AIXM / Weather Information Exchange Model (WXXM) Conference - Integrating Information for the Future. The conference will be held on May 12 -14, 2009 in Washington Metro Area The conference audience is intended to be AIXM and WXXM developers, and aeronautical information and aviation meteorological (MET) experts.
The general topic of the conference is AIXM and WXXM - Graphical Visualization and Common Situational Awareness.
Sub Topics to be covered throughout the conference:
Interoperability and Standards
Applications (including digital Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) and weather applications)
Exhibits/demonstrations are especially welcome. The exhibit space is free; exhibitors are responsible for the cost of any special requirements. The conference venue staff will help you meet your exhibition requirements.
The conference will be held in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area at the HYATT Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202-US. There is a room block set aside for attendees, at government per diem rate, on a first come first served basis. The final day to register for this room block is April 27th, 2009. If you don't register by then you will be subject to prevailing hotel rates in the area.
Registration information is available at www.aixm.aero. If you register at the www.aixm.aero site you will receive a confirmation email from eric [dot] large [at] auatac [dot] com.
Please contact Eric Large at eric [dot] large [at] auatac [dot] com, (202) 314-1478; Edna Weitzman at edna [dot] weitzman [at] auatac [dot] com, (202) 314-1308; or Norm Wood at norm [dot] wood [at] auatac [dot] com, (202) 314-1135 for more information. All of these numbers are in Washington, D. C.
GEOSS has the objective to continuously monitor the state of the earth in order to increase knowledge and understanding of our planet and its processes. Being a system of system, GEOSS has to master the challenge of integrating heterogeneous systems across institutional and political boundaries. Timely delivery of earth observation data is a key aspect in identifying potential natural and human threats, such as tornados, tsunamis, wild fires, or algae blooms. The third workshop of the Sensor Web series invites you to come to Japan to present your current activities and opinions in the context of Sensor Web or Sensor Network applications. Building on the achievements of the first two workshops (see reports on: http://www.sensorweb-alliance.org), this workshop continues the very successful discussions and knowledge exchange about interoperable sensor networks.
GEOSS Workshop XXV Perspectives on GEOSS Architecture: Principles and Implementation
Palacio de Congresos, Valencia, Spain 3-4 December 2008
This GEOSS workshop will focus on the system-of-systems architecture that guides the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in developing GEOSS.
The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) aims to achieve comprehensive, coordinated and sustained observations of the Earth system. An initial operating capability of the GEOSS Common Infrastructure has recently been established. The workshop will review the architecture that guided the initial capability and will develop recommendations for future developments. The workshop will interest individuals and organizations from government, academia and industry sectors that seek to use GEOSS to increase access to Earth observations for their own use or for supporting their organizations system planning. Also, the workshop will interest individuals and organizations that seek to understand how their systems can contribute to GEOSS.