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GEOSS Architecture for the use of Satellites for Disasters and Risk Assessment (GA.4.Disasters)
Purpose: The purpose of the WGISS GA.4.Disasters project is to address the use of satellites, sensors, models, and associated data products to support disaster response and risk assessment. The purpose of the GEOSS architecture is to provide an enterprise perspective for managing distributed systems and web services for disaster management. It is intended to provide a common vocabulary to describe the GEOSS building blocks and how they are composed. WGISS will evaluate existing and proposed disaster response and risk assessment processes as a point of departure in evolving the architecture descriptions. Key proof-of-concept prototypes will be implemented to refine the architecture, capture lessons learned and recommend standards for web service and system interfaces.
(2013-01-30,31) Met with the CEOS Disasters SBA team to begin collaborating on a Global Earth Observation Strategy for Disaster and Risk Management (DRM), as called for in the recent CEOS DRM report.
(2013-01-18) Submitted a manuscript for publication in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (J-STARS), co-authored with the OGC / GEOSS AIP-5 team, describing the interactions and collaborations between GA.4.D and AIP-5.
(2013-01-14) Summarized results and insights from 2012 work with the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP-5), in a pair of presentations (1, 2) to the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), in Redlands, CA.
(2013-01-10) Presented a poster describing the GA.4.D architecture and case studies; and co-hosted a panel discussion of emergency responders on how they use information from multiple sources, at the Winter Meeting of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), in Washington, DC.
(2012-12-05) Reviewed the GA.4.D architecture, case studies, and preliminary recommendations in a session on "Near Real Time Data Uses for Earth Science and Space Weather Applications" at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
(2012-11-28) Joined the CEOS Disasters SBA team in Washington, DC, to discuss the 2012 / 2013 Actions and their relationship to the CEOS ad hoc Disaster and Risk Management team's recent report, "Enlarged Actions Concerning Satellite EO and DRM." (Presented materials)
We are drafting findings from the GA.4.D architecture and case studies, and articulting recommendations for CEOS member agencies and others.
We will discuss and refine these recommendations at the upcoming WGISS-35 meeting in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil (May 2013).
(2012-09-28) We discussed the GA.4.D architecture and tentative conclusions and recommendations at WGISS-34 in Hyderabad, India. Materials from this session are available on the GA.4.D Meetings page.
(2012-09-06) A new draft of the GA.4.D Architecture document is available for review, with additional material on service types, and new case studies in the Appendix.
(2012-07-25) We presented a paper at IGARSS (Munich, Germany, July 2012) with George Percivall and Nadine Alameh, who are leading the 5th GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP-5). (For other presentations in the session, see IGARSS 2012 under "Further Reading")
(2012-04-27) We discussed the GA.4.D architecture and preliminary case study findings at the WGISS-33 meeting (Tokyo, Japan, April 23-27 2012). Materials from this session are available on the GA.4.D Meetings page.
(2012-03-14) The first draft of the GA.4.D Enterprise Architecture document is available for review. It sketches several viewpoints for describing and understanding disaster management and risk assessment processes, and their use of information from satellites.
(Feb. 2012) A joint WGISS GA.4.Disasters project & CEOS Disasters SBA meeting took place on Monday, 13 February 2012, in Washington, DC, preceding the CEOS-GEO Actions Workshop. Materials from this meeting are available on the GA.4.D Meetings page.
(Dec. 2011) Karen Moe and John Evans presented a poster at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting on “A Reference Model for Use of Remote Sensing for Disaster Management and Risk Assessment” (4.7MiB PDF).
Points of Contact:
Karen Moe Sergii Skakun
NASA – USA NASU – Ukraine
CEOS-GEO Action Tracking System: Detailed descriptions, planned deliverables and milestones, and accomplishments to date can be found for Action DI-01-C1_2 at ceos-actions.com.