The H2020 NextGEOSS project, a European contribution to GEOSS, will develop the next generation of European Earth Observation data broker where users can access data and deploy applications close to the data. Through the cloud, a community of users will benefit from an integrated data ecosystem. The project also involves the creation of a community and will explore its capacities for learning and collective intelligence. The NextGEOSS project will implement a unique point of entry for Earth observation data, including user-friendly tools for exploring this data.
The first NextGEOSS Summit will take place on 22 June in Helsinki, Finland.
The NextGEOSS Consortium consists of 27 institutions from 13 European countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The project will establish an integrated data hub for access and use of Earth observation data, including user-friendly tools for data mining, access and exploitation of these spatial data. This data hub will be supported by a strong commitment to the engagement of Earth observation communities to support the creation of innovative and user-oriented applications.
NextGEOSS engages major distributors of Earth observation data, including Copernicus Collaborative Ground Segments and Core Services. The project focuses on a fundamental change to facilitate connectivity to European and global data centers with new methods of research and processing. It will leverage Web and Cloud technologies, providing seamless and user-friendly access to relevant data, as well as efficient operations for research, processing, visualization, analysis and combination of products from data sources aggregated.
The consortium is composed of leading European companies and institutions, active in many GEO-related activities and many other European and international projects. Leader of the WP3.2 Marine, CLS will enable full compatibility and connectivity between the Copernicus Marine Service and the NextGEOSS European data hub. Moreover, WP3.2 Marine aims at broadening the uptake of the Copernicus Marine data by the entire GEOSS community by facilitating its discovery and access. Moreover CLS will work on integrating its own open datastore to complement the CMEMS catalogue and enrich the open marine data offering at national and regional levels. CLS will also lead WP5.4 User Management, contributing with its experience with the User Management Application developed for CMEMS based on its open source software, and will participate in WP8.1 Communication and Dissemination.