INSPIRE Knowledge Base

HydroDWG

Description
Organisation: 
OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group
Acronym: 
HydroDWG
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
The Hydrology Domain Working Group is a Joint Working Group of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the OGC The purpose of the Hydrology DWG is to provide a venue and mechanism for seeking technical and institutional solutions to the challenge of describing and exchanging data describing the state and location of water resources, both above and below the ground surface. The path to adoption will be through OGC papers and standards, advanced to ISO where appropriate, and also through the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) and it's Commission for Hydrology (CHy) and Information Systems (WIS) activities. While CHy has the recognized mandate to publish and promote standards in this area, OGC contributes to the process with its resources and experience in guiding collaborative development among disparate participants in a rapidly evolving technological environment. The OGC Hydrology DWG will provide a means of developing candidate standards for adoption by CHy as appropriate. Co:Chairs: David Lemon (CSIRO), Ilya Zaslavsky (SDSC) and Ulrich Looser (GRDC)
Formal Mandate: 
International
Mandate: 
The OGC Hydrology DWG will provide a means of developing candidate standards for adoption by WMO CHy as appropriate.
Activities: 
Interoperability experiments, service and encoding standards.
Membership: 
Members drawn from OGC and WMO membership.
Comments: 
Immediate work on WaterML v2.0 is likely to be of relevance to INSPIRE Annex II and III themes, in particular EMF.
Typology: 
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    International
    Global
    Societal Sector
    Multiple
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Information model development; spatial data service deployment