GEO UIC Showcase
Material submitted for the GEO showcase
Title: Collaborative Networking of Air Quality Information Systems
Description: An expanding subset of the air quality community has been collaborating on establishing an air quality community information infrastructure to complement the GEOSS Common Infrastructure. This showcase will present the evolution of the air quality community infrastructure, how multiple air quality projects and systems are networked through it, and examples of its use in supporting GEOSS principles. Surface observations, satellite data products, emission inventories and forecast model results are made accessible through a community catalog that is connected with the GEOSS Registry. The GEOSS Clearninghouses are used to find and access the data which are used by decision support systems that connect with users. The showcase will involve established and evolving collaborations among air quality projects and systems in various collaborative efforts, including the GEO Architecture Implementation Pilot, HTAP Network, CEOS Atmospheric Composition Portal, and CIERA. The showcase is a follow-up to the air quality meeting at GEO-VI where a general commitment was made to interoperability among participating organizations.
Team:ESIP Air Quality Workgroup, Washington University/DataFed, EPANASA-Goddard/Giovanni, CEOS WGISS Atmospheric Composition Portal Team and others. Other team members are expected as the 3rd phase of the GEO Architecture Implementation Pilot makes progress between March and November 2010.
Add value of GEO in general: GEO Architecture Implementation Pilot provided a focused collaborative environment through which multiple air quality projects and systems could come together to develop a shared information infrastructure.
Add value of UIC:UIC encouraged and helped realize the formation of a GEO Air Quality Community of Practice. Support for report of Earth Observation Priorities
Summit Themes and Focus:
Cape Town Declaration:
Global goals and assessments:
Filling gaps, ...:
Strong future GEOSS:The networked air quality information systems exemplify future demonstration of GEOSS principles because it includes multiple sytems from multiple agencies and from multiple countries that uses
Link to high-profile issues: Networking air quality information systems has the potential to impact how data and information are analyzed and used for decision processes in local, regional and global air quality management and assessment, including climate change related issues.
Cross-cutting nature:The efforts within the air quality community are establishing new connectivity among air quality systems within countries, across countries.
Capacity building:The community building and collaborative efforts have facilitated global meetings, such as the air quality meeting during GEO-VI as well as compapanion efforts in other countries, such as India.