NextGEOSS – The next generation of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems

NextGEOSS earth observation training applications
The NextGEOSS team pictured at the project launch in Lisbon, January 2017.

Project: NextGEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems)

Overview: To develop the next generation of the GEOSS Earth observation (EO) initiative, enabling global access to EO data using a single search interface. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, this is a major €9m project involving 27 partners from 11 countries.

Purpose: To meet the strategic aims of the EU to extend the commercial use of Earth observation (EO) data, NextGEOSS will focus on encouraging and stimulating data exploitation by businesses through engaging end-users, delivering technological developments and promoting the use of GEOSS to support the creation and use of EO activities and commercial services. The project will also identify training needs to encourage wider user-engagement with EO data and its commercial potential.

IEA Role:  The IEA is leading an activity in “Stimulating GEOSS-powered applications” and will be engaging application developers in industry and academia to assess their needs and developing technologies for data search and user feedback, using expertise in Linked Data gained through the MELODIES project led by IEA CTO Dr Jon Blower. Diverse users will be consulted to establish how they would like the GEOSS to evolve. Blower joined the NextGEOSS launch event, pictured above.

Building Earth observation applications with NextGEOSS

Register your interest in the free workshop in Geneva, September 11, 2018

NextGEOSS provides a suite of infrastructure tools and services for helping the Earth observation (EO) community with building enterprise-class applications, opening up EO data and their value-added products to downstream communities. This 1-day face-to-face training will enable first-hand discussions with the technical team developing and maintaining the platform, and for networking of the existing and new user community.  If you would like to know more about using NextGEOSS to discover, access and process EO data, this free workshop is for you. Register here.


Timeline: December 2016 – April 2020

Partners: Deimos Portugal (Lead), Elecnor Deimos SpainDeimos ImagingIEA, DLR (German Aerospace Centre), National Observatory of AthensThe Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Swiss Federal Department of the InteriorWorld Meteorological Organization, Open Knowledge Foundation, European Union Satellite Centre, Terradue Srl, University of Reading, Euroconsult SA, Altamira InformationNansen Environmental and Remote Sensing CenterOpen Geospatial Consortium (Europe), Bente Lilja Bye, DLO, University of Twente, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, ARMINES, Autonomous University of Barcelona, European Association of Remote Sensing Companies, Help Service – Remote Sensing SRO, European Grid Initiative, CNR and European Dynamics.

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