The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to build a collaborative open science environment called the Open Science Persistent Demonstrator (OSPD). Responses to the RFI are due by September 17, 2023.
NASA has a firm commitment to open science, and the OSPD is a long-term, multi-agency initiative to enable and communicate reproducible Earth science across global communities and amplify inter-agency Earth observation mission data, tools, and infrastructures. A major objective is to test and demonstrate the current level of interoperability among Earth observation and Earth science cloud technologies and infrastructures developed by NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and other space agencies and international organizations.
The OSPD goal is to show how platforms operated by different organizations can be used for collaborative research and data representation. Ultimately, the OSPD will be a constantly available web application that demonstrates and tests scientific workflows across several existing platforms.
OGC is a consortium of experts committed to improving access to geospatial information that aims to connect people, communities, and technology to solve global challenges and address everyday needs. The OSPD RFI is in preparation for an OGC Call for Participation (CFP), which will be released once the RFI responses are analyzed. For more information about OGC or the OSPD RFI please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.