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Call for Participation (CFP) in 7th Phase of GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP)

This Call for Participation (CFP) seeks organizations to participate in the 7th Phase of the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP-7). AIP develops and pilots new process and infrastructure components for the GCI and the broader GEOSS architecture. The main aims of AIP are to reach consensus on Interoperability Arrangements and to register operational components and services that carry forward into persistent operations of GEOSS.

This CFP invites GEO Members and Participating Organizations to:

Develop and deploy easy-to-use online (Web and Mobile) apps that demonstrate the value of standards-based access to EO data and services registered with GEOSS. Target areas include:

  • Flood and drought Monitoring, Food security and Energy management
  • Environmental monitoring using Mobile Sensors, Citizen Observatories, Crowd Sourcing
  • Wind and Solar Energy Potential Estimator
  • Earth cover change detection
  • Ocean observations and commercial fisheries

Activities to support the key apps:

  • Deploy and integrate standard technologies to facilitate data access, including user authentication, geoprocessing workflows
  • Mobile and Web app development frameworks
  • User authentication
  • Geoprocessing workflows

To be most effective, organizations responding to the CFP should plan to fully participate in the Pilot development activities beginning with the (Virtual) Kickoff Workshop tentatively planned on 1 May 2014 following the 2014 GEO Work Plan Symposium in Geneva.

Responses to the CFP are requested by 4 April 2014 to support planning for the Kickoff Workshop. This CFP will remain open for the duration of AIP-7.

Discussion and clarification of the CFP and the initiation of AIP-7 will be the topic of weekly teleconferences. Agenda and logistics for these teleconferences are posted at

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) provides leadership in AIP-7. The Point of Contact for the AIP initiative is the OGC’s Director, Interoperability Program, Bart De Lathouwer,

The related information documents are available below:

please also visit the GEO key documents page.

Past AIP results