GEOSS Infrastructure Enhancements
Outcomes of the Architecture Implementation Pilot AIP-6
“fostering interoperability arrangements and common practices for GEOSS”

Overview of AIP-6

Download the AIP-6 OGC intro

AIP-6 aims to increase use of GEOSS resources by the end-users in applying in situ and remotely sensed data by further developing results from previous GEO developments through integration with the GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI).

    The AIP-6 goals are to:

  1. Increase Societal Benefit Area (SBA) use of GEOSS Resources for end-user
  2. Increase availability of GEOSS Resources
  3. Focus on benefits and usability for Developing Countries
  4. Solidify previous GEO results and technical achievements

Increase Societal Benefit Area (SBA) use of GEOSS Resources for end-user

SBA’s should continue to increase the use and reuse of the GEOSS resources to the end-user – being it the farmers, doctors, biologists, first responders, and researchers; or indirectly through a (Systems) Integrator that builds applications for the direct end-user. It is essential that in a “Sprint to Summit” year, AIP can demonstrate real-world societal benefits that immediately affect the end-user, with easy to understand use cases and well as easy to understand results.

    To support this goal, AIP-6 will:

  • Create and increase awareness of GEOSS, GEOSS resources, portal and GCI directly to the end-user – directly (farmers, doctors, biologists, first responders, researchers, etc.) or indirectly (system integrator, research projects and private sector)
  • Focus on Benefits and usability for Developing Countries.
  • Solidify previous SBA results and technical achievements

Increase availability of GEOSS Resources

AIP’s support for the “Sprint to Summit” is to increase usability, stability and reliability of the entire GEOSS technology stack and stimulate the adoption by all users – data providers, system integrators, end-users…

    To support this goal, AIP-6 will:

  • Build on and increase the use of the GCI by making more resources discoverable and useable. New GCI functionality from brokers and for data sharing will be emphasised
  • Increase in-situ data availability as an example of GEOSS Future Products
  • Promote and increase the capabilities of the GEOSS Testing Facilities

AIP-6 will seek to promote tutorials, server toolkits, expert guidance, and access brokers to aid data providers in providing synchronous on-line access to their data. Tutorials needed to get data online in AIP-6 will be developed in coordination with the Standards and Interoperability Forum (SIF), which manages an outline of tutorial topics and provides tutorial templates. An emphasis will be placed on planning for multi-year persistence of the online data access, as well as for quality of service.


Thank you to the AIP Workgroup Leaders:

Lionel Menard (MINES ParisTech), Liping Di, Eugene Yu (George Mason University/CSISS), David Arctur, University of Texas at Austin; David Maidment, University of Texas at Austin, Stefano Nativi, CNR-IIA; Joan Masó, CREAF, Lawrence McGovern, INCOSE, Lucia Lovison (Afriterra Foundation), Steven Browdy (OMS Tech, IEEE), Andreas (Secure Dimensions, COBWEB) and Bart De Lathouwer (OGC)