Information Interoperability: Building Interoperable Ocean Observing Systems with Sensor Web Technology

Presented at the Group on Earth Observation conference, 31st May - 2th June 2016, Berlin, Germany.

Representatives from science, business and public administration met from 31 May to 2 June in Berlin for the 2016 GEO Workshop for European projects on Earth observation. Dr. Eric Delory, from PLOCAN, and NeXOS project coordinator, participated at the session “Towards an Integrated Ocean Observing System – Optimizing Ocean Monitoring and Data Sharing Capabilities”, presenting the talk “Sensor observation and developments”. Other NeXOS partners also participated, such as Simon Jirka from the company 52N, Christoph Waldmann from the Marum-UniHB center and Jay Pearlman from the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers).  2016 marks a turning point for the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) with the launch of the new Strategic Plan implementing the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). Now in its 10th edition, the GEO European Projects Workshop 2016 presented and discussed European initiatives contributing to GEOSS.

Established in 2005, GEO is a voluntary partnership of governments and organizations that envisions “a future wherein decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations and information.” GEO Member governments include 101 nations and the European Commission, and 95 Participating Organizations comprised of international bodies with a mandate in Earth observations.