CEOS Development Environment

Technology Exploration

Webinar 8: CEOS Jupyter Notebooks Day – Supporting Global Best Practice and Training  

Time/Date Friday 21st  October, 2022,  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



Technology Exploration Purpose

The purpose of the Technology Exploration Interest Group is to serve as a forum for exchange of technical information and lessons-learned experience about current and trending software technologies, services and other WWW / Internet related softwaretechnologies.

The primary goals of the Technology Exploration Interest Group are to:

  • Give CEOS/WGISS members opportunities to collaborate and discuss present and future technology solutions;
  • Research technologies that can help the Earth observation community be flexible and adaptable in their IT infrastructure;
  • Help facilitate CEOS/WGISS understanding of all generations of technology and support the implementation of both legacy and leading-edge technologies into Earth observation data systems;
  • Promote technologies in CEOS/WGISS that prove beneficial to the Earth observation community.

Please read the CEOS Data Application Report on Big Data and Cloud Computing.


Current Topics include:

  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Big Data, HPC and Cloud Computing
    1. What CEOS needs? CEOS Challenges
    2. Distributed data centers
    3. Data processing (incl, Data cube)
    4. Data distribution
    5. Data Analysis
    6. API and use of standards
    7. Network (bandwidth, application)
    8. Advantages and disadvantages
  3. Searching for free satellite data from CEOS agencies
    1. In suitable forms
  4. GCMD/IDN Keywords – what are they, how to add to these lists
  5. Search Relevancy for Collection searches
  6. Data Quality Semantics
    1. Augmentation of meta data
  7. Visualization of Data
    1. Web-based visualization
    2. Volume rendering
    3. Tiling
    4. Augmented Reality
  8. Using authentication/SSO
  9. Metrics of usage,  metrics of datasets
  10. Crowd Sourcing

Communication and Coordination

Please feel free to contact this Interest Group for more information:

Yousuke Ikehata – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

(Note: The former Grid & Web Services Interest Groups merged to form this Technology Exploration Interest Group.)