Presenter/Author Information

D. Havlik
Gerald Schimak
R. Barta

Keywords

open geospatial consortium, ogc sensor web enablement (ogcswe), sany ip, orchestra ip, sensor observation service (sos), cascading sos, translating sos, uwedat, global earth observation system of systems (geoss), global monitoring for environment and security (gmes)

Start Date

1-7-2008 12:00 AM

Description

Main goals of “Global Monitoring for Environment and Security” (GMES, see http://www.gmes.info/), and “Global Earth Observation System of Systems” (GEOSS, see http://www.earthobservations.org) can be summarized as: “how to remove the obstacles for sharing environmental information?”. Austrian Research Centres (ARC) participates in development of the IT-infrastructure, architecture and services capable of addressing this challenge in the context of risk management through ORCHESTRA IP (http://www.eu-orchestra.org/), and in the context of environmental monitoring networks through SANY IP (http://sany-ip.eu/). In order to minimize the cost associated with “bridging the technology gaps” between the networks, ORCHESTRA proposes an abstract architecture and a methodology for mapping this abstract architecture onto the technical platform of choice. At the level of information exchange, ORCHESTRA demands self-description of all services and data offered in a network. In particular: “all meta-information MUST be provided at least in a form suitable for interpretation by humans”; “syntactic meta-information MUST also be provided in a form suitable for interpretation by machines”; and “providing semantic meta-information in a form suitable for interpretation by machines (e.g. by means of an ontology) is highly encouraged” [Schimak (Ed.), 2007].

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Advanced Cascading Sensor Observation Service

Main goals of “Global Monitoring for Environment and Security” (GMES, see http://www.gmes.info/), and “Global Earth Observation System of Systems” (GEOSS, see http://www.earthobservations.org) can be summarized as: “how to remove the obstacles for sharing environmental information?”. Austrian Research Centres (ARC) participates in development of the IT-infrastructure, architecture and services capable of addressing this challenge in the context of risk management through ORCHESTRA IP (http://www.eu-orchestra.org/), and in the context of environmental monitoring networks through SANY IP (http://sany-ip.eu/). In order to minimize the cost associated with “bridging the technology gaps” between the networks, ORCHESTRA proposes an abstract architecture and a methodology for mapping this abstract architecture onto the technical platform of choice. At the level of information exchange, ORCHESTRA demands self-description of all services and data offered in a network. In particular: “all meta-information MUST be provided at least in a form suitable for interpretation by humans”; “syntactic meta-information MUST also be provided in a form suitable for interpretation by machines”; and “providing semantic meta-information in a form suitable for interpretation by machines (e.g. by means of an ontology) is highly encouraged” [Schimak (Ed.), 2007].