Introduction to the COBWEB project   Fri 23rd Nov, 2012,    GEO-IX Plenary,  Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.         Chris Higgins,...
The bare bones…• Project started 1st Nov, 2012 and will run for 4 yrs• Funded under the European Commission’s  Framework P...
FP7-ENV-2012 observatories   Name             Lead                TopicCitclops     Barcelona Digital    Coast and ocean  ...
Project PartnersUniversity of Edinburgh                       UK (Scotland)University of Nottingham                      U...
Essential context - WNBR• UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programmes  (MAB) World Network of Biosphere Reserves  – Sites of excel...
Essential context - GEOSS•   COBWEB is obliged to work within GEOSS    framework     •    common methodologies and standar...
Authentication and GEOSS•   “…addressing questions of privacy…”•   COBWEB about environmental, not personal data•   Some k...
Why put effort into federated access control?• Authentication is the process of verifying that  claims made concerning a s...
Single Sign On FederationFederation                  Service                                                   SP         ...
Conclusions• We want to pilot Access Management  Federation (AMF) technology within GEOSS   – We strongly recommend buildi...
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  • Still an unknown and will meet with Martin Price in Dec? Relationship with GEOSS? Ask if anyone knows of any history here. Don’t want to reinvent the wheel
  • And we know that GEOSS has some outstanding issues in this area
  • Not just SDI, many kinds of information infrastructure require access control Typically, authentication is a pre-requisite. Some use cases where you don’t, eg, public Barriers to interoperability include; cost, vendor lock-in, lack of a support community, not standards based, etc Return later to those last points
  • Introduction to the COBWEB project

    1. 1. Introduction to the COBWEB project Fri 23rd Nov, 2012, GEO-IX Plenary, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. Chris Higgins, Project Coordinator, EDINA National Data Centre, University of Edinburgh. chris.higgins@ed.ac.uk
    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 TopicCitclops Barcelona Digital Coast and ocean Centre Tecnològic optical (Spain) monitoringWeSenseIt University of Water Sheffield (UK) ManagementCITI-SENSE Nilu (Norway) Air qualityOmniscientis Spacebel (Belgium) Odour monitoringCOBWEB UEDIN (UK) Various
    4. 4. Project PartnersUniversity of Edinburgh 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 UKUniversity College Dublin IrelandTechnische Universitaet Dresden GermanySecure Dimensions GmbH GermanyUniversity of Western Greece GreeceOIKOM – Environmental Studies Ltd GreeceGeoCat 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 societys ability to cope with change, thus contributing to the Millennium Development Goals• 610 reserves in 117 countries
    6. 6. Essential context - GEOSS• COBWEB is obliged to work within GEOSS framework • common methodologies and standards for data archiving, discovery and access• Section on collaboration with GEOSS and FP7-ENV-2012 cluster projects added to project description• “Data collected should be made available through the GEOSS without any restrictions”
    7. 7. Authentication and GEOSS• “…addressing questions of privacy…”• COBWEB about environmental, not personal data• Some kinds of protected data that may be encountered during the project: – Personal information, eg, expert or novice observer – Location protected species – Reference data from European National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies – Conflated data• Authentication workshop here 2 days ago…
    8. 8. Why put effort into federated access control?• Authentication is the process of verifying that claims made concerning a subject, eg, identity, who is attempting to access a resource are true• Frequently, SDI content and service providers need to know who is accessing their valuable resource• The ability for a group of organisations with common objectives, ie, a federation, to securely exchange authentication information is a powerful SDI enabler• Identified as a priority in GEOSS – Architecture Implementation Pilot 5 – GEO Infrastructure Implementation Board
    9. 9. Single Sign On FederationFederation Service SP Providers SP SP IdP Identity IdP Providers Organisations, SP eg, space agencies SP Coordinating Centre IdP SP SP SP SP Users Authenticates here SP IdP
    10. 10. Conclusions• We want to pilot Access Management Federation (AMF) technology within GEOSS – We strongly recommend building on existing infrastructure, eg, existing AMFs• Is your organisation interested in participating or knowing more?• If so, please contact me or find us at the COBWEB stand here at GEO-IX: chris.higgins@ed.ac.uk

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