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 European data hub and cloud platform 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 user 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.
To get more detailed information about the project NextGEOSS see nextgeoss.eu.
The data hub
The data hub is based on the Open Source solution for data portals CKAN. The data hub harvests a lot of different sources with data from satellites and in situ (on earth). Harvesting means that the meta data (data provider, license, data format, attributes, location of the resources (raw data)) are stored in the hub. They are made available for web access and programmable interfaces, e.g. through an OpenSearch interface.
The data hub feeds some pilot projects which are also promoted on the data hub and may have information, applications to download or applications to run in the cloud. See the Topic-pages on the data hub or here for a detailed textual description.
For more information you can also look for webinars at YouTube looking for NextGEOSS.
If you need support please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The NextGEOSS data hub is currently in a beta version. Please feel free to provide ideas for content or feedback on the site or its navigation to email@example.com