Sponsorship Opportunities for the OGC Climate Change Services 2022 Pilot


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New OGC Pilot will accelerate our collective readiness for accessing, fusing, and analyzing climate and non-climate data to contribute to the global push for achieving climate resilience.

31 August 2021: The Open Geospatial Consortium is offering sponsorship opportunities to support the OGC Climate Change Services Pilot 2022 (CCS 2022). The objective of the Pilot is to accelerate our collective readiness for accessing, fusing, and analyzing climate and non-climate data to contribute to the global push for achieving climate resilience. Responses are due by December 31st, 2021.

The OGC CCS 2022 Pilot will develop a reliable foundation for decision-ready data services for use in all kinds of climate actions. For this purpose, OGC members engaged in this pilot will develop a series of demonstrators that show the exploitation of climate data as part of a standards-based process that starts with raw data from satellites and climate change models and, through several processing and integration steps, produces decision-ready data in support of achieving climate resilience.

By sponsoring the OGC CCS 2022 Pilot, organizations can collaborate with other experts to build a foundation for climate and non-climate data integration processes based on standardized APIs and resource models. The Pilot demonstrators will reveal any underlying interoperability and integration issues, help to define the essential data processing functions, and establish a practical, repeatable, documented, community-driven and -vetted best practice that can help providers move from existing disconnected data and processing spaces to integration-ready services. 

OGC Standards already play an essential role in the context of climate data discovery, exchange, and analysis. For example, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), based on its Climate Data Store (CDS), is a standards-based data production and refinement line, and the ESA Climate Change Initiative (CCI) supports multiple standards-based services, including a consistent set of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs).

The climate change and impact community have prompted OGC to support the community with standards, services, and best practices. Rather than seeking to model the full complexity within the climate domain itself, the most effective opportunity for doing this is to target the interface between climate and other domains. OGC standards provide a lift up with the development of APIs for services, reducing the effort needed to establish community consensus and accelerating the impact.

If you are interested in sponsoring the OGC Climate Change Services Pilot 2022, or want to learn more, please see the issued Call For Sponsors on the OGC Climate Change Services Pilot 2022 webpage. Responses are due by December 31st, 2021.

To learn more about the benefits of sponsoring an OGC Innovation Initiative, visit the OGC Innovation Program webpage.

About OGC

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is a collective problem-solving community of experts from more than 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities driven to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

The global OGC Community engages in a mix of activities related to location-based technologies: developing consensus-based open standards and best-practice; collaborating on agile innovation initiatives; engaging in community meetings, events, and workshops; and more.

OGC's unique standards development process moves at the pace of innovation, with constant input from technology forecasting, practical prototyping, real-world testing, and community engagement.

OGC bridges disparate sectors, domains, and technology trends, and encourages the cross-pollination of ideas between different communities of practice to improve decision-making at all levels. OGC is committed to creating an inclusive and sustainable future.

Visit ogc.org for more info on our work. 

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