CEOS Development Environment


Working Group on Information Systems and Services

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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 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

 Download the WGISS Brochure HERE

ACTIONS Click HERE for the WGISS Actions tracking


The 56th WGISS meeting will be hosted by CNES in Paris, France.  Dates are October 24-26, 2023. Meeting information, registration

The 55th WGISS meeting was held April 18-20, 2023 in Córdoba, Argentina.  The meeting was hosted by CONAE. Meeting documents

The 54th WGISS meeting was held October 4-7 in Tokyo, Japan.  The meeting was hosted by JAXA. Meeting documents


CEOS Jupyter Notebooks Day – Supporting Global Best Practice and Training  

Time/Date Friday 21st  October  14:00 – 21:00 UTC

Location: Virtual Zoom meeting

The CEOS Working Group on Capacity Building and Data Democracy and the Working Group on Information Systems and Services ran a joint webinar on Jupyter Notebooks for Capacity Development. The aim of this webinar was to introduce space agencies and environmental organisations worldwide to Jupyter Notebooks and take a tour of emerging services from CEOS Agencies and their applications. We illustrated how Jupyter Notebooks can be used to support capacity development and the exploitation of Earth Observation data by a broad range of users.

We surveyed the registrants of the event and the responded with 2 key requirements

  • The development of a Jupyter Notebooks Best Practice
  • Jupyter Notebooks based training

This event is working meeting to facilitate solutions to those needs

Agenda (Times in UTC)
14:00 – 15:30 Round Table Part 1
15:30 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 17:00 Round Table Part 2
17:00 -18:00 Break
18:00 – 19:00 Best Practice Review
19:00 – 20:00 Joint training discussion



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.