Open Science Persistent Demonstrator
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THE CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IS NOW OPEN. See below for more information. A Bidders Q&A Webinar will be held on November 15, 2023, at 12:30PM US Eastern. The deadline for submission of questions for the Bidders Webinar is November 10.
The Open Science Persistent Demonstrator (OSPD) is a long-term inter-agency initiative aiming to enable and communicate reproducible Earth Science across global communities of users and amplify inter-agency Earth Observation mission data, tools, and infrastructures.
A major goal for this activity is to test and demonstrate the current level of interoperability among still maturing Earth Observation and Earth Science cloud technologies and infrastructures developed by ESA, NASA and other space agencies and international organizations and contributed in kind to the initiative in a coordinated approach, building on existing investments where appropriate.
Through various Pilots, the activity will demonstrate interoperable, collaborative research that allows reuse of existing components. These other resources are either offered as part of emerging Open Science Environments or in the form of either directly accessible “cloud-native” data/functions or by means of Web APIs.
Core elements and RFI questions for the Open Science Persistent Demonstrator
The OSPD project will explore the principles of reusability, portability, and transparency, within an Open Science Persistent Demonstrator. The goal is to enable and demonstrate prototyping technology solutions that create capacity for better and faster Earth Science research, comparison scenarios, as well as higher adoption of EO-based results and impact on society. Ultimately, the Open Science Persistent Demonstrator will be a 24/7 available web application that demonstrates and tests scientific workflows across several existing platforms. The goal is to demonstrate how platforms operated by different organizations can be used for collaborative research and data representation.
Call for Participation
[October 18, 2023] The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is issuing a Call for Participation (CFP) for the Open Science Persistent Demonstrator (OSPD) Initiative. This Call for Participation invites organizations and individuals to join this multi-year project, which will support collaborative open science for the scientific community, decision-makers, and the general public. Collaborative Open Science is essential to addressing complex challenges whose solutions lie in cross-sector integrations that leverage expertise and data from diverse domains while prioritizing integrity. By making it simple to connect data and platforms together in transparent, reusable and reproducible workflows, the OGC OSPD aims to enable innovation through collaborative open science. OGC’s OSPD Initiative focuses on connecting geospatial and earth observation (EO) data and platforms to enable and demonstrate solutions that create capacity for novel research and accelerate its practical implementation.
A Bidders Q&A Webinar will be held on November 15, 2023, at 12:30PM US Eastern. The deadline for submission of questions for the Bidders Webinar is November 10.
Responses to the CFP are due by December 1, 2023, @11:59 PM AoE. All details on eligibility, benefits of participating, and how to apply are available in the CFP document. Once you have prepared your proposal, you should make your submission at this link.