Disasters Pilot


OGC Invites you to Participate in its combined Disasters Resilience 2019 & GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot

The Call for Participation was issued April 2, 2019. If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to contact techdesk [at] opengeospatial.org?

The OGC Disaster Pilot will focus on the demonstration of the usefulness of standards and SDI architecture within the Disaster community. This Pilot builds on previous work that?was executed as the?Disasters Interoperability Concept Development Study?(CDS) and is documented in the OGC Development of Disaster Spatial Data Infrastructures for Disaster Resilience


The initiative is further supporting GEOSS, the Global Earth Observation System of Systems. GEOSS provides comprehensive, coordinated and sustained observations of the Earth system in order to improve monitoring of the state of the Earth. It increases understanding of Earth processes and enhances prediction of the behavior of the Earth system. The GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP) develops and deploys new process and infrastructure components for the broader GEOSS architecture. OGC leads the AIP using the OGC Innovation Program for over a decade.?

The Pilot will bring data and infrastructure experts together to exercise specific scenarios. Focus is on disaster resilience, exercised together with additional scenarios that have similar interoperability challenges. Examples are energy assessments, ecological, or public health scenarios. Within four months, specific aspects such as the integration of remotely sensed data, derived products such as e.g. shorelines, survey data and derived products such as digital elevation models (DEMs), model and forecasting data, and in-situ data shall be demonstrated for selected use cases. The goal is to develop best practices that help domain members to enhance current systems and system setups, to better understand how data can be shared and integrated more efficiently, and to provide a platform to exchange know-how around Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs). All scenarios will be demonstrated at a final event at USGS headquarters, Reston, VA in September 2019. All activities shall show results in two main outcomes:?

1. User guides that help enhancing existing data infrastructures and components, to better understand interoperability challenges, and solutions that increase the value of data and data infrastructures in the context of disaster resilience?

2. Demonstrations of implemented scenarios that serve as blueprints for future activities and demonstrate the potential of modern Spatial Data Infrastructures


02 April 2019 Release of Call for Participation (CFP)?

07 May 2019 Proposals due?

07 June 2019 Participant selection and agreements?

14 June 2019 Virtual Kick-off meeting (Go-To-Meeting)?

06 September 2019 Demonstrations and Engineering Reports due?

18 September 2019 Demonstration event at USGS, Reston, VA?

20 September 2019 All final Engineering Reports due, official end of project (updated from CFP)

15 October 2019 Participants' summary reports due.




?CFP Clarifications Table


Scenario "B 2.2.2 In-Situ for Floods forecasting system":?The water information expected to be accessible via an API by the pilot is clarified as follows –


1 - Discharge?data: (Flux volume/s)

Minimum requirements: recent or past raw data or in near real time?

Preferred requirements: same data as minimum but quality?checked

If available: 4?years of?history (?can?be?different?locations) would be appreciated.?

Backup: In case only river level (height) data are available and discharge data are not,?the data should be completed by profiles of?river level (height)?if?possible.

Having both discharge and river level data available could be interesting.??


2 - Static Data

The lat?long attached to the data in the above should be as?precise?as possible. Also, the?upstream?catchment outline should be provided when possible. In case the upstream area is not available, the precision of the lat long will be critical.


Formats: Please try to use standards when possible: WaterML, SOS, etc...


If you are interested?in sponsoring this initiative, contact Terry Idol (tidol [at] opengeospatial.org).?