GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) is a central part of GEO’s Information System’s mission.
The NextGEOSS project, a European contribution to GEOSS, proposes to develop the next generation centralised hub for Earth Observation data, where the users can connect to access data and deploy EO-based applications. The concept revolves around providing the data and resources to the users communities, together with Cloud resources, seamlessly connected to provide an integrated ecosystem for supporting applications. A central component of NextGEOSS is the strong emphasis put on engaging the communities of providers and users, and bridging the space in between.
The project has a special focus on encouraging and stimulating data exploitation by businesses.
Capacity building is at the heart of NextGEOSS and the project will identify training needs to encourage wider user-engagement with EO data and its commercial potential in the next 3,5 years.