Hackathon to test earth observation data processing capabilities

February 17th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT, Featured: PositionIT

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Earth Observation Exploitation Platform Hackathon 2018 will test the readiness of new, interoperable cloud-deployment architectures for processing of earth observation data. The hackathon aims to demonstrate that the Testbed-13 results, described in the consortium’s engineering reports, are fit for purpose. With the reports outlining several options, this hackathon will identify the best solution and identify missing elements as basis for Testbed-14 and future initiatives.

The hackathon provides a business opportunity for stakeholders to experiment with the latest results from Testbed-13 in the context of ESA’s Earth Observation Exploitation Platforms. Participants will establish design decisions that influence the upcoming Testbed-14 and future work in the context of application handling in cloud environments. It also offers participants the opportunity to participate in essential stages of the standardisation process.

The Hackathon will run from March to May 2018, with a clarification webinar for prospective participants on 19 February 2018. A kick-off workshop at the OGC’s Technical and Planning Committee Meeting in France (remotely accessible) will mark the beginning of the hackathon, which is executed under the OGC Innovation Program.

Participation is open to OGC Members and non-members alike, and anyone with experience in cloud and container technology as well as OGC web services, is urged to participate. For more information visit go.myogc.org/EOCHack.

Contact OGC, info@opengeospatial.org

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