OGC Innovation Program and Testbed-14 demo day


The event is free to attend, however registration is required. Registration is now closed. 

Thursday, 24 January 2019 03:00 EST
Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:00 EST
Event Description: 

The OGC Testbed-14 Demonstration Event will take place at ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, on January 24th, 2019. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Innovation Program and the results from the latest Innovation Program initiative Testbed-14. The OGC Innovation Program is the experimentation lab of the OGC, where new technologies are explored that enhance earth observation research and science.

Registration is mandatory! Space is limited and will be granted on a first come first served basis! Please check details under 'registration' below.

Testbed-14 featured fifteen tasks in total, with the ESA sponsored Earth Observation Exploitation Platform task in focus for this event. The task addressed the Big Data cloud processing challenge of deploying and executing applications close to the physical location of satellite data. The challenge included the exploration of quoting and billing mechanisms for geospatial products to improve commercialization of satellite data and data processing products.

In other threads, Testbed-14 addressed (among others topics) new standardized approaches to access and exploit satellite swath data (level 1 and 2); explored enhanced resource-oriented discovery and access mechanisms for geospatial data, addressed federations of cloud environments and developed an architecture to integrate machine learning and artificial intelligence into earth science workflows.

If you have any questions, please contact Testbed-14 chief architect Dr. Ingo Simonis (isimonis at opengeospatial.org).


ESA/ESRIN, Largo Galileo Galilei 1, 00044 Frascati.

Local Information and Travel: 

To find your way to ESRIN, please use the following information.


Hotel Flora, Viale Vittorio Veneto 8, Frascati, RM, 00044, Italy

Cacciani Hotel, Via A. Diaz, 13, Frascati, RM, 00044, Italy

Hotel Bellavista, Piazza Roma 2, Frascati, RM, 00044, Italy

Hotel Villa Mercede, Via Tuscolana 20, Frascati, RM, 00044, Italy

Schedule of Meetings: 

Agenda (January 24th, 2019) - ESA Magellan Room

08:30 - 09:00



09:00 - 09:20

Welcome by OGC & ESA

Cristiano Lopes & Ingo Simonis

09:20 - 09:50

The OGC IP program: Opportunities for research and development

Ingo Simonis

09:50 - 11:15

Testbed 14 key achievements: A Management Summary

Ingo Simonis

11:15 - 11:30



11:30 - 12:30

Earth Observation Exploitation Platform thread presentations - part I

EP group

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch (provided). The lunch break will provide an excellent opportunity to interact with Testbed 14 Participants and other stakeholders.


13:30 - 14:30

Earth Observation Exploitation Platform thread presentations - part II

EP group

14:30 - 15:00

Other Testbed 14 results: Swath Data as Coverages

Simone Mantovani, Sergio Ferraresi & Stephan Meissel

15:00 - 15:20

Other Testbed 14 results: Machine Learning for Earth Observation

David Byrns, Kevin Heffner

15:20 - 15:40



15:40 - 16:00

Other Testbed 14 results: User management in Federated Clouds

Héctor Rodríguez Campo

16:00 - 16:20

Other Testbed 14 results: OGC OpenAPI - OGC’s resource oriented Web services

Peter Vretanos

16:20 - 16:40

Other Testbed 14 results: Earth Observation Data and Processing in Federated Clouds