The first Tech Expo Webinar occurred on March 14, 2017 on the topic of Data Search Relevancy. (Search Relevancy ranking is the process of sorting data results so that those data that are most likely to be relevant to your query are shown at the top). The second Tech Expo Webinar occurred on June 19, 2017 on the topic of Data Cubes for Large Scale Data Analytics. The third webinar occurred on August 22nd on the topic of the burgeoning role of python in EO data analytics. The fourth webinar occurred on 19 January 2018 on on the topic of The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Coverage Standards Suite. The fifth occurred on the 31st of July 2018 on on the topic of Agile Development and the Scaled Agile Framework. All webinars are recorded and YouTube links to the recordings are made available on the WGISS website. Next webinar being planned in alignemnt with FDA action-9 for promotion to users of Future data Architecture elements.
A Technology Exploration workshop was held at the WGISS-47 Meeting at the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) in October, 2018. The overall theme was Interffacing Tools with Data, and included the following talks
FOSS Libraries and Tools to Raise EO Data and Applications, by Homero Lozza*
Google Dataset Search Tool Evaluation (DLR) by André Twele
Google Dataset Search Tool Evaluation (NASA) by Doug Newman*
DATA-14: White Paper on Single Sign-On (SSO) Authentication by Marco Leonardi*
A half-day Technology Exploration Workshop was held at the WGISS-47 meeting in Silver Spring, MD, USA on 2 May 2019.
The first half of the workshop centered on the theme of Data Services in the Cloud, and included the following talks:
The second half of the workshop focussed on Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning, and included the following talks:
Dr. Robert Woodcock of CSIRO gave a Webinar on 4 September 2019 hosted by the WGCapD and WGISS, titled Future Data Access & Analysis Architecture Initiative. The abstract of the webinar is:
The CEOS Future Data Access and Analysis Architecture (FDA) initiative has resulted in a range of new approaches for Earth observation (EO) data access and analysis being deployed globally by CEOS Agencies. Many of the pilot activities are now practical implementations with new standards for Analysis Ready Data (ARD), advanced user-programmable Exploitation Platforms, and vast amounts of data readily available on cloud platforms with open source analytics tools like the CEOS Open Data Cube (ODC). Many of these components allow user algorithms to be brought to the data, rather than having to download and run locally, thus opening new opportunities for researchers, industry, and government use. The FDA ecosystem is still evolving and challenging to navigate, and the CEOS Working Groups are collaborating closely to make it simpler to not only discover EO data, but also to exploit it using the various elements of FDA.