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Earth Observation Applications-to-the-Data Architecture

 September 8, 2020 @ 14:00 - 16:00 UTC+2

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and ESA invite EO Scientists, Value Adders and Platform operators to a free Earth Observation Applications-to-the-Data presentation webinar on September 8, 2020.

The webinar will consist of 6 speakers presenting their experiences in implementing the (EO) Applications-to-the-Data draft specifications that have been developed over the last few years as part of various OGC Innovation Program (IP) initiatives, including the most recent Earth Observations Applications Pilot. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

With the volume of EO data now growing at a rate measured in the order of petabytes, transporting or transferring the data from the data provider(s) out to the end user is no longer feasible. As such, ESA has been working with the OGC to further the “EO Exploitation Platforms” initiative. This initiative aims at achieving a paradigm shift from “bring the data to the user” (users download data to a local machine or data store) to “bring the user to the data” (move user exploitation to hosted environments with co-located computing and storage).

This webinar aims to present to EO application developers and EO platform operators the work that has been undertaken by OGC, ESA, and Natural Resources Canada. Implementers will share experiences and lessons learned on how to best exploit Big EO data stores and how to enable externally developed applications as additional services on EO platforms.

Together, the components of the architecture enable a marketplace – a sort of ‘app store’ for EO Big Data processing – where:

  • Application developers can develop multi-platform data processing applications in their local environment and sell/publish them on an app store.
  • Application consumers can discover available applications (and even chain them together), enabling them to access and process more data, more easily, using simple, consistent, reproducible and shareable workflows.

This marketplace would not just benefit app developers and consumers: it would additionally benefit cloud infrastructure providers, as they can sell access to the processing and storage resources required, and data providers, as they can sell piecemeal access to their data for processing.

For more information on the EO Exploitation Platforms, read the article written by Ingo Simonis for Geoconnexions Magazine An app store for Big Data, visit the Earth Observations Applications Pilot webpage or the ESA EO for Society Platform Services page.

Have a look at these videos from the presenters to collect preliminary information before the webinar.

Registration for the Earth Observation Applications-to-the-Data architecture presentation webinar is FREE and available here.


September 8, 2020
14:00 - 16:00
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