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GEOSS INSPIRE and GMES an Action in Support

GEOSS INSPIRE and GMES an Action in Support

Objective

The GEOSS INSPIRE and GMES an Action in Support (GIGAS) promotes the coherent and interoperable development of the GMES, INSPIRE and GEOSS initiatives through their concerted adoption of standards, protocols, and open architectures. Given the complexity and dynamics of each initiative and the large number of stakeholders involved, the key added value of GIGAS is bringing together the leading organisations in Europe who are able to make a difference and achieve a truly synergistic convergence of the initiatives. Among them, the Joint Research Centre is the technical coordinator of INSPIRE, the European Space Agency is responsible for the GMES space component, and both organisations together with a third partner, the Open Geospatial Consortium play a leading role in the development of the GEOSS architecture and components. This core group is supported by key industrial players in the space and geographic information sectors, with the scientific leadership of the Fraunhofer Institute. This consortium will achieve the objectives set through an iterative and consensusbased approach which includes: in-depth analysis of the requirements and barriers to interoperability in each of the three initiatives and strategic FP 6/FP 7 projects; comparative evaluation of this activity as input to a forum of key stakeholders at a European level; consensus building in the forum on how to update and integrate the architectures of GMES, INSPIRE and GEOSS, and influence standards development and adoption. From these recommendations follow actions to shape the direction of the initiatives and to define a roadmap for future development, including the key research topics to be addressed to sustain the convergence of the initiatives. GIGAS thus will contribute to the emergence of a collaborative information space for accessing and sharing distributed environmental resources in Europe. This will represent a milestone towards building a Single Information Space in Europe for the Environment.
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 406 700

Administrative Contact

Christoph Schulte (Mr.)

Participants (19)

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AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

EOX IT SERVICES GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 66 134

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 433 625

SPACEBEL SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 128 945

ERDAS SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 79 150

AED-SICAD AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 46 000

INTERACTIVE INSTRUMENTS GESELLSCHAFT FUER SOFTWARE- ENTWICKLUNG MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 113 521

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

INFOTERRA FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 64 500

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 37 518

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'INFORMATION GEOGRAPHIQUE ET FORESTIERE

France

EU Contribution

€ 63 254

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

France

SPOT IMAGE (SI) SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 95 048

ELSAG DATAMAT S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 69 900

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 66 970

STICHTING NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE - INSTITUUT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 29 652

STATENS KARTVERK

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 52 572

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 62 000

OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONSORTIUM (EUROPE) LIMITED LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 224 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 224274

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2008

  • End date

    31 May 2010

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 084 359

  • EU contribution

    € 2 099 989

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany