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The NextGEOSS project now available for engagement with new communities looking for Earth Observation data and Cloud facilities

Marie-Francoise Voidrot-Martinez, Bente Lilja Bye, Bart de Lathouwer, Nuno Catarino, Pedro Goncalves, Wolfgang Ksoll, Nuno Grosso, Julian Meyer-Arnek, Andreas Mueller and Erwin Goor

(Submission #303)


Several initiatives and projects contribute to support Group on Earth Observation's (GEO) global priorities including support to the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Running until 2020, the NextGEOSS project evolves the European vision of a user driven GEOSS data exploitation for innovation and business, relying on the three main pillars: · engaging communities of practice · delivering technological advancements · advocating the use of GEOSS These 3 pillars support the creation and deployment of Earth observation based innovative research activities and commercial services.

The NextGEOSS project uses a pilot-driven approach to ramp up and consolidate the system in a pragmatique way, integrating the complexity of the existing global ecosystem, leveraging previous investments, adding new cloud technologies and resources and engaging the diverse communities to address all types of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A set of 10 initial pilots have been defined by the project partners to address the main challenges and include as soon as possible contributions to SDGs associated with Food Security, Bio Diversity, Space and Security, Cold Regions, Air Pollutions, Disaster Risk Reduction, Territorial Planning, Energy. Each pilot brings the opportunity to address technological issues specific to the domain, enriching the NextGEOSS platform with new capacities bridging technology to communities. In April 2018, the food sustainability pilot was fully implemented from regular data harvesting to the publication of the results on the cloud storage reaching the criteria defined to announce a beta release and beginning engagement with new external pilots. As recommended by a Value Creation Wheel analysis, a Marine pilot has been defined to validate the implementation of the engagement process with following steps :

User Engagement - Data Preparation - Platform Setup - Pilots Integration - Service Operations

In 2018 and 2019, the project team will work on integrating external pilots first via a selective approach to support a smooth and efficient ramp up opened world-wide, to increase discoverability, accessibility and usability of data with a strong User Centric approach for innovative GEOSS powered applications for multiple societal areas. Please answer our questionnaires on …..

All initiatives with an interest in and need of Earth observations (data, processes, models, ...) are welcome to participate to these pilots initiatives.

NextGEOSS is a H2020 Research and Development Project from the European Community under grant agreement 730329.


Topic Area:  [3.2] Tools and technologies
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

Additional Fields

Academic:   Yes
Data Provider:   Yes
Data User:   Yes
INSPIRE Implementer (IT):   No
INSPIRE newbies:   No
Policy Officers:   No
Public Administration (MS/Regional/Local):   Yes
Thematic specialists:   Yes
Comments:   European Data Hub ; Earth Observations ; Cloud platform; GEOSS; NextGEOSS; H2020 project

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