Ocean Observing Systems Semantic Interoperability Workshop Series

In cooperation with Gulf of Mexico Coastal Observing System (GCOOS), and the QARTOD-to-OGC (Q2O) project, MMI hosted a series of two workshops to significantly advance semantic interoperability for ocean observing.

The Ocean Observing System Semantic Interoperability Workshop Series involved two meetings, and the development of information and applications between them.

Ocean Observing Systems Interoperability Planning

The first meeting, August 26-28, 2008, brought together a few key representatives of ongoing data system and application development projects, along with teams from GCOOS and Q2O, to review tools and processes enabling semantic interoperability. This meeting also allocated responsibilities among the attendees, for system and knowledge development, to be performed leading up to the second workshop. The first meeting included both training and strategic planning activities.

Presentations and other documents and results are available at the links below.

Agenda   Index to Materials   Report

After the first meeting, attendees developed semantic materials, while organizers improved infrastructure and applications components, according to their agreed assignments and timelines. 

Ocean Observing Systems Semantic Interoperability!

The second workshop (November 17-20, 2008) was more comprehensive, and involve additional individuals and teams. The workshop provided the opportunity to discuss and resolve more detailed issues, share experiences and recommendations with attendees working in other domains, and accelerate progress on the longer-term interoperability projects.

Throughout the second meeting, participants used and evaluated the semantic interoperability infrastructure that was developed by the organizers.

Presentations and other documents and results are available at the links below.

Agenda   Index to Materials   Report