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General Overview of
the COBWEB project
30th Sept, 2013,
33rd CEN Workshop in Frascati

Slides by
Chris Higgins,
Project Co...
The bare bones…
• Project started 1st Nov, 2012 and will run for 4 yrs
• Funded under the European Commission’s
Framework ...
FP7-ENV-2012 observatories
Name

Lead

Topic

Citclops

Barcelona Digital
Centre Tecnològic
(Spain)

Coast and ocean
optic...
Project Partners
University of Edinburgh (Coordinator)

UK (Scotland)

University of Nottingham

UK (England)

Aberystwyth...
Essential context – WNBR

• UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programmes
(MAB) World Network of Biosphere Reserves
– Sites of excel...
COBWEB Biosphere Reserves

1. UK (Wales): Biosffer Dyfi
2. Germany: Wadden See and Hallig Islands
3. Greece:
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–

Mount Ol...
Stakeholder Engagement – OGC TC

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COBWEB using OGC processes, e.g.,
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GEOSS Architecture Implementation P...
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General Overview of the COBWEB Project - Bart De Lathouwer and Chris Higgins

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Presentation given at the 33rd CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) Workshop, part of the Joint CEN/TC 287 and OGC Workshop which took place on 30th September 2013, Frascati, Italy.

Find out more about the COBWEB Project at:
http://cobwebproject.eu/dissemination/

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General Overview of the COBWEB Project - Bart De Lathouwer and Chris Higgins

  1. 1. General Overview of the COBWEB project 30th Sept, 2013, 33rd CEN Workshop in Frascati Slides by Chris Higgins, Project Coordinator, EDINA National Data Centre, University of Edinburgh. chris.higgins@ed.ac.uk Presented by Bart De Lathouwer Interoperability Program OGC bdelathouwer@opengeospatial.org
  2. 2. The bare bones… • Project started 1st Nov, 2012 and will run for 4 yrs • Funded under the European Commission’s Framework Programme 7 (Grant No: 308513) • Crowdsourced environmental data to aid decision making • Introduce quality measures and reduce uncertainty • Fusion of crowdsourced data with reference data… • Spatial Data Infrastructure - like initiatives – National SDI’s in UK, Greece and Germany – INSPIRE – GEOSS
  3. 3. FP7-ENV-2012 observatories Name Lead Topic Citclops Barcelona Digital Centre Tecnològic (Spain) Coast and ocean optical monitoring WeSenseIt University of Sheffield (UK) Water Management CITI-SENSE Nilu (Norway) Air quality Omniscientis Spacebel (Belgium) COBWEB UEDIN (UK) Odour monitoring Various
  4. 4. Project Partners University of Edinburgh (Coordinator) UK (Scotland) University of Nottingham UK (England) Aberystwyth University UK (Wales) Welsh Assembly Government UK (Wales) Environment Systems Limited UK (Wales) Ecodyfi UK (Wales) Open Geospatial Consortium (Europe) Limited UK University College Dublin Ireland Technische Universitaet Dresden Germany Secure Dimensions GmbH Germany University of Western Greece Greece OIKOM – Environmental Studies Ltd Greece GeoCat BV Netherlands
  5. 5. Essential context – WNBR • UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programmes (MAB) World Network of Biosphere Reserves – Sites of excellence to foster harmonious integration of people and nature for sustainable development through participation, knowledge sharing, poverty reduction and human well-being improvements, cultural values and society's ability to cope with change, thus contributing to the Millennium Development Goals • 610 reserves in 117 countries
  6. 6. COBWEB Biosphere Reserves 1. UK (Wales): Biosffer Dyfi 2. Germany: Wadden See and Hallig Islands 3. Greece: – – Mount Olympus Gorge of Samaria Left open possibility of expansion to further BRs later in project
  7. 7. Stakeholder Engagement – OGC TC • COBWEB using OGC processes, e.g., – – – – – – – – GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilots Interoperability Experiments OWS OGC Network OGC/AGILE/EuroSDR Persistent Testbed (PTB) IoT AGILE side event Mass market • Crowd Sourcing , Authentication

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