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GEOSS interoperability for Weather, Ocean and Water

Objective

GEOWOW (GEOSS Interoperability for Weather, Ocean and Water) is the responds to call ENV.2011.4.1.3-1 Inter-operable integration of shared Earth Observations in the Global Context.
The objectives of GEOWOW are to:
• Propose and validate a distributed architectural model federating Earth observation and other Earth Science data holdings, including specific communities’ infrastructures, and put this model forward as the European contribution to the GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI) and its evolution toward a wider GEOSS architecture;
• Develop innovative methods for harmonized access and use of heterogeneous data, services, and models to foster the sharing of knowledge among multiple disciplines, and the more integrated assessment and understanding necessary to advance global sustainability research;
• Contribute to the GCI interoperability, standardisation and operability via developments and evolution;
• Develop and support services for data dissemination, access, use (and processing) for the selected SBAs, contributing to the development of assessment tools and monitoring methods for sustainable development;
• Establish, harmonise and promote data sharing and usage procedures consistent with the GEOSS Data Sharing Implementation Guidelines, and contribute to the development of the GEOSS Data CORE.
• Provide harmonized and fast data access for meteorological hazards/extreme events, e.g. floods, including pre-processing services aimed at making the data of immediate use;
• Deploy an e-infrastructure giving access to in-situ and satellite data as needed by hydrological application and Run-off process;
• Support and enhance the access to in-situ and satellite ocean observations, to information on threats to ocean ecosystems, and to key ocean forecasts and projections - for research and assessment.
A particular focus will be on supporting inter-disciplinary interoperability and on the use of semantics for enhanced discovery of data in the selected SBAs’ domains.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
Address
24 Rue Du General Bertrand
75007 Paris
France
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Other
EU contribution
€ 1 222 120
Administrative Contact
Virginie Schmit (Ms.)

Participants (14)

TERRADUE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 492 620
Address
Via Ravenna 34
00161 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabrice Brito (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 899 000
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kris Engelen (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 393 120
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Mazzetti (Mr.)
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 666 428
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Eberle (Mr.)
Bundesanstalt fuer Gewaesserkunde
Germany
EU contribution
€ 378 508
Address
Am Mainzer Tor 1
56068 Koblenz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maik Haedicke (Mr.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 1 129 980
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ksenia Yvinec (Ms.)
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 323 104
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Hasenpusch (Ms.)
52 NORTH SPATIAL INFORMATION RESEARCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 227 220
Address
Martin Luther King Weg 24
48155 Munster
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Simon Jirka (Mr.)
KISTERS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 200 518
Address
Charlottenburger Allee 5
52068 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Natschke (Mr.)
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 154 525
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Swinbank (Dr.)
METEO-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 143 555
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frédéric Avril (Mr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 168 400
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Friederike Schönbein (Ms.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS ESPACIAIS
Brazil
Address
Avenida Dos Astronautas 1758
12227-010 Sao Jose Dos Campos
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gilberto Camara (Dr.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION THEUNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
Japan
Address
Hongo Bunkyo Ku 7 3 1
113 8656 Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Toshio Koike (Mr.)