Geo-Scientific Platform-as-a-Service - tools and solutions for effective access and analysis of oceanographic data

Ocean and Sea Ice Remote Sensing (Morten Hansen)
Seminar Date: 
12. September 2017 - 11:15 - 11:45
Cinema, Ground Floor, NERSC

Existing roadmap projects for infrastructure under the Norwegian Research Council, i.e., NorDataNet, NMDC and NORMAP, provide open data access through the OPeNDAP protocol following the conventions for CF (Climate and Forecast) metadata, designed to promote the processing and sharing of files created with the NetCDF application programming interface (API). This approach is now also being implemented in the Norwegian Sentinel Data Hub ( to provide satellite EO data to the user community. Simultaneously with providing simplified and unified data access, these projects also seek to use and establish common standards for use and discovery metadata. This then allows development of standardized tools for data search and (subset) streaming over the internet to perform actual scientific analysis. The Geo-Scientific Platform as a Service (Geo-SPaaS) takes advantage of these opportunities to harmonize and streamline the search, retrieval and analysis of integrated satellite and auxiliary observations of the oceans in a seamless system.

Remember the coffee/tea break just after the seminar!