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 observation data.

WGISS Organization 2019 Q3

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.

What can WGISS do for CEOS agencies and Data Providers? Please click HERE

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The 48th WGISS meeting will be hosted by the Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC) in Hanoi, Vietnam, October 8 to 11, 2019.  

Meeting Website (Registration, Logistics, Documents)

The 47th WGISS meeting was hosted by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, April 29 to May 2, 2019.

Meeting Website (Agenda, Notes, Actions)

Webinar 5: Agile Development and the Scaled Agile Framework

Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 

Agile practices have proven themselves time and again for small startups and web applications, but at times those practices seem at odds with the discipline and planning required to build large enterprise systems.  In this webinar, we will explore how the Scaled Agile Framework can allow large development teams to meet their users’ needs in a collaborative, agile manner.

Ms. Dana Shum, Raytheon NASA EED2 Software Engineering Manager, presented.

Click here to access the presentation files and recorded webinar.

DLR (German Aerospace Center ) hosted the 46th WGISS meeting on October, 2018, in Oberpfaffenhofen (Munich), Germany. 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 was organized to address interoperability aspects between CEOS WGISS and the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), taking stock of the recent development in the frame of Future Data Architectures (FDA). 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.