Marine SDI (MSDI) Concept Development Study Workshop

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 04:30 EDT
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 12:00 EDT
Event Description: 

The Marine Concept Development Study Workshop will be held on October 23, 2018 at the Department of Transportation.

The Marine Workshop is being organized by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), supported by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and hosted by U.S Department of Transportation.  

The workshop is being conducted as part of the OGC’s Marine Concept Development Study (CDS) to assess the current state of data and product management and exchange technologies used in the marine domain. The knowledge gained from the CDS will provide the foundation for development of a future pilot that will in turn advance the state of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) that support marine data across the globe.  You were identified by the community as a stakeholder that could provide valuable information and insight to support this activity.

Specifically, the purpose of this interactive workshop is to inform and guide future OGC Innovation Program Activities such as community based interoperability pilots by:

  • Engaging different stakeholders with detailed knowledge and experience with  marine data
  • Helping participants better understand relevant activities planned and underway at OGC and other key organizations
  • Engaging executive level community decision makers and participants to understand the most important challenges
  • Engaging operational and technical stakeholders to gather and share information on the current state geospatial data and services application concerning the marine domain, including:
    • Understanding what data, applications, tools and services stakeholders need
    • Understanding what data, applications, tools and services are available
    • Understanding the discoverability, accessibility, and usability of resources
    • Understanding interoperability challenges and integration opportunities
    • Identifying gaps in data, applications, tools and services


NOTE: Registration for the workshop is free but mandatory. You MUST be registered to receive the remote access instructions!

For more information on the Marine Concept Development Study visit the project page here.


U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Conference Center, Oklahoma Room.
1200 New Jersey AVE SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Local Information and Travel: 

Please enter the building at the New Jersey AVE entrance and check in with the security desk, providing Government-issued ID, or a passport if you are a foreign-national. (If you are a Federal employee, you should use your Federal CAC or PIV identification as a form of ID.) Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes in advance to sign-in. NGA/ CMTS staff members will be on hand to escort you to the event location at the DOT Conference Center - Oklahoma Room.

Schedule of Meetings: 

Day 1 - October 23, 2018 - OGC MSDI Workshop - DoT, Washington, D.C.



8:00 - 8:30

Registration at front entrance

8:30 - 8:45

Welcome (DOT)

8:45 - 9:15

Introduction to OGC Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure Concept Development Study

9:15 - 9:45

Keynote Speaker 1

9:45 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:30

Panel - Marine Uses of Spatial Data Infrastructures

11:30 -12:00

Keynote Speaker 2

12:00 -1:00


1:00 -1:30

Keynote Speaker 3

1:30 - 3:00

Panel - Committee on the Marine Transportation System

3:00 - 3:30

Closing Comments and Conclusion