Working Group on Information Systems and Services
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.
RADI (Institute of Remote Sensing & Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences) will host the 44th WGISS meeting during the week of September 25, 2017, in Beijing, China. Meeting Website (Registration, Logistics, Documents)
NASA hosted the 43rd WGISS meeting on April 3 – April 6, 2017, in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. 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). Two dedicated one-day workshops were organized on Future Data Access and Analysis Architecture, and on GEOSS-WGISS Interoperability, 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.
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.