TIGERS-TALK 16: 10.4.17 - Joan Maso

Lessons learned from Connecting GEO: Coordinating an Observation Network of Networks EnCompassing saTellite and IN-situ to fill the Gaps in European Observations

Carl-Vogt at 12.15, room 2: 

Dr. Joan Maso, CREAF, University of Barcelona, Spain

Abstract: http://www.connectingeo.net

 

The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) aims to be a global and flexible network of content providers allowing decision makers to access an extraordinary range of information directly on their desk. It brings together existing observing systems around the world while supporting the development of new systems where gaps currently exist.

 

The goal is to facilitate a broader and more accessible knowledge base to support the needs of the GEO Societal Benefit Areas (SBAs) and their users. A broad range of subjects from climate, natural resources and raw materials, to the emerging UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be addressed.

 

A tangible outcome of the project is a prioritized list of critical gaps within the European Union in observations and the models that translate observations into practice relevant knowledge. The prioritized list also includes the research activities required to address these gaps. All this has to increase coherency in European observation networks, increase the use of Earth observations for assessments and forecasts and inform the planning for future observation systems.

ConnectinGEO is a Coordinate and Support Action of the Horizon2020 program aiming to link existing Earth Observation networks with science, private sector and with GEOSS and Copernicus stakeholders. Main objectives are to enable ENEON and to provide the EC with a gap analysis among existing EO networks prioritizing the Sustainable Development Goals and the Essential Variables.

 

Short bio: http://www.creaf.cat/personal/joan-maso-pau

Since 1995 I am a researcher at CREAF and GIS developer. Co-creator of the MiraMon compressed map and the MiraMon Map Reader idea in 1997; the first MiraMon technology for Internet distribution. Teacher in a RS and GIS master in the UAB. Creator of Remote Sensing imagery visualization and download web data portals. Expert in JPEG2000 format. Involvement with professional/scientific bodies: I am an active member of the TC of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) since 2003, in OGC Testbeds, and chair of the Iberian and Latin American Forum and member of the OAB for 1 year.

I am Spanish representative in the ISO19115-1 and ISO 19157 and editor of ISO19165 Data and Metadata preservation standard candidate. I have coordinated the GeoViQua FP7 project (Visualization of quality information in GEOSS) and am coordinating H2020 ConnectinGEO and H2020 WaterInnEU and participated in H2020 ECOPotential and the H2020 ERAPlanet as well as some other national (e.g. Fenodato) and local projects related both with remote sensing and geospatial standards and applications.

Earth and Space Science Informatics division president in the European Geosciences Union. Member of the GEO Program Board, GEO Standards and Interoperability Forum, and GD-06 in-situ coordination GEO Tasks. GEO Spain users forum Chair.

 

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