Working Group on Information Systems and Services

WGISS Structure (click to enlarge)




WGISS (the Working Group on Information Systems and Services) is a subsidiary body supporting CEOS. WGISS promotes collaboration in the development of systems and services that manage and supply these observatory data.

WGISS creates and demonstrates prototypes supporting CEOS and Group on Earth Observation (GEO) requirements. WGISS also addresses the internal management of EO data, the creation of information systems and the delivery of interoperable services. The activities and expertise of WGISS span the full range of the information life cycle from the requirements and metadata definition for the initial ingestion of satellite data into archives through to the incorporation of derived information into end-user applications.

Notice! Upcoming webinar: Relevancy Ranking of Data Search Results, March 14, 2017.

NASA will host the 43rd WGISS meeting during  the week of April 3, 2017, in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. Meeting Website (Registration, Logistics, Documents)

ESA hosted the 42nd WGISS meeting on September 19 – September 22 at ESRIN (European Space Research Institute) in Frascati (Rome), Italy. The meeting was of significant interest to CEOS members and focused on the four main domains addressed in WGISS (Data Preservation, Use, Access, and Technology Exploration). A dedicated one-day workshop on Cloud Computing Technology was organized with presentations from different agencies and organizations. The meeting provided an excellent opportunity for CEOS members to present their achievements and to share results and lessons learned with other agencies. Meeting Website and Documents


WGISS Terms of Reference

Working Group on Information Systems and Services Demonstration:

This video demonstrates the search and access of Earth science satellite data across multiple CEOS agencies that make use of a common set of interoperability standards to study an environment issue – the Borneo deforestation.