The ESONET NoE project is over, this site activity should resume in a hopefully not too remote future! In the meantime the information will obviously remain on-line with basic maintenance tasks.
This site is a forum and document sharing space dedicated to the communication and dissemination of GEOSS recommendations, lessons learned, and other concepts of relevance to ESONET objectives. In particular, this site is a communication space for ESONET WP1 and WP2 GEOSS-related aspects. Among other aims, it will be a working tool for WP2 Task e) Contribution to GEOSS standardisation and implementation activities
While ESONET WP1 and WP2 focus on complementary aspects of observatory networking, standardisation and interoperability, ESONET Task 2e) is specifically dedicated to GEOSS related
issues in particular the policies and rules developed within GEOSS that deal
with standardization and interoperability issues. While task 2a merely
addresses technical implementation aspects this task will have a more strategic
orientation. As a first step it will be
necessary to make the GEOSS community aware of ongoing activities within ESONET
and other ocean related projects to foster the role of ocean related monitoring
in earth observation programs. A strategy how to feed in the collected data in
the right format together with the required metadata has to be developed so
that ESONET becomes GEOSS compatible.
Regular visits to GEOSS workshops (STC, ADC and workshops organized by according tasks) and presentation of concepts and achievements of the ESONET project will ensure that deep ocean environmental data and the derived information collected within the ESONET NoE and follow up projects can be made available in a timely fashion and following the policies and rules recommended by GEO. The following activities will be pursued: