Operate and maintain a user driven GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI) to discover and access GEOSS resources (e.g. datasets and services). Ensure routine operations, whilst maintaining the GCI as the architectural framework essential to supporting the GEOSS Data Sharing Principles. Support the integration of new GCI capabilities as developed and tested in GD-07. Continuously engage with data and service providers and user communities to connect new resources.
Implementation approach, respective responsibilities
The task activities will be performed by a task Team under the coordination of the GEOSS Development Working Group (GDWG), see task GD-07. The role of current operators will be kept for 2016, progressively adding user support functions by the Secretariat.
GCI Components operators (ESA, CNR, USGS, IEEE)
Perform GCI Components operations including maintenance, administration, monitoring and integration – covering both software and hardware
Maintain partnership with Data and Service Providers and improve these Providers discoverable and accessible through the GCI in mutually agreed methods Connect new providers which are relevant to Flagships and key members and participating organizations
Collect requirements and feedback from User Communities and Stakeholders for improving current GCI capabilities to ensure reliable products and services