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Opportunities to influence the next generation Earth observation data hub

Data providers and users at all levels are invited to engage with the NextGEOSS project as it starts to build the next generation Earth observation data hub.

The NextGEOSS Project

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, is developing the next generation centralised hub for Earth Observation data, where the users can connect to access data and deploy EO-based applications. The data hub concept revolves around providing the data and resources to the users 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.

Listening Mode

The NextGEOSS data hub will be developed in incremental steps in order to integrate feed-back from various user groups from beginning to end. In the first phase of the development, the NextGEOSS team is in listening mode to make sure a wide range of user requirements are captured as early as possible.

Opportunities to Engage

You are invited to engage with the NextGEOSS team face-to-face at events or through our social media channels or via our website. In the coming months, NextGEOSS will be present at a series of events in Europe, South-Africa, and the US. Below you’ll find a list of events that you might find interesting:

April 2017
20th – 21st April 2017, 2nd GEO Data Providers workshop , Florence, Italy

24th – 27th April 2017, The European Geophysical Union , Vienna, Austria

  • 24th April ESSI2.6, X4 Hall, poster session
  • 27th April 10:30 – 12:00 Splinter meeting
    Throughout the week it is also possible to meet several of the NextGEOSS team individually, either at the conference, for lunch or after hours gatherings. We are interested in your input and questions you might have.

May 2017
8th – 13th May, ISRSE37 and GEO work program symposium , Tshwane, South-Africa

  • 9th May, NextGEOSS session
  • 11th May 17:30 – 19:00 Roundtable
  • 12th – 13th GEO Work program symposium
    Individual meetings on request throughout the stay in Pretoria

June 2017
19th – 22nd June, GEO European Project Workshop (GEPW), Helsinki, Finland
19th – 21nd June NextGEOSS will attend and present the project in sessions to be decided.
22nd June The 1st NextGEOSS Summit – For detailed program sign-up to get alerts and more information about NextGEOSS.

September 2017
11th – 15th September 2017, User Feed-back Week , Reading, UK and online
13th – 14th September Onsite Training, Reading, UK. Sign-up to get alerts about detailed program and more information about NextGEOSS.

October 2017
NextGEOSS will also be present at the GEO Plenary in Washington DC in October 2017.

The NextGEOSS team wants your input!

In addition to the possibilities to engage with the NextGEOSS team at the events mentioned above, you can always reach us through our social media channels. Twitter and Facebook are your best bets in this first phase. Mention us so we can see your question and respond.

Be a part of the future and help us make the next generation data hub for Earth observations meet your needs!