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PRODTREES

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the project is to extend the current CF‑netCDF standard with descriptive metadata compliant with state‑of‑the‑art ontologies, develop and extend supporting libraries and tools, and demonstrate the outcome in a semantically-enabled EO products search platform:

1) netCDF / CF-netCDF: data model for scientific data, collection of libraries and a machine-independent format. Supports the encoding of geospatial data. Climate and Forecast (CF) is a set of conventions for describing what the data in each variable represents (incl. spatial and temporal properties).
2) Descriptive Metadata such as validity time ranges, origins, generation algorithms and processing chains, accuracy and uncertainty, will be used to annotate CF-netCDF records.
3) State-of-the-Art Ontologies will be analyzed and will constitute the basis for defining the descriptive data. Mappings will be created between the ontologies (GSCDA, GCMD, GEMET, GEOSS) and the extended vocabulary.
4) Pre-existing Supporting Software will be extended to support the extensions.
5) A Technology Demonstrator will be used to demonstrate the extended features

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EXPECTED RESULTS

The following results are expected from the Prod-Trees project:
1) Specification of a new EO-netCDF convention.
2) Enhanced popular software tools and libraries for supporting the EO convention and data format.
3) Requirements analysis going beyond the scope of the project (e.g. interest in in-situ products).
4) Proposed contributions to the netCDF specification and to the CF convention.
5) Prototype demonstrator built with new and re-used components from the RARE platform.
6) Outcome of the project analyzed and commented by a group of experts and experienced users.

SCHEDULE

Milestone
Planned Time
Date
Description
KOM
T0
5 December 2012
Kick Off Meeting
SRR
T0+4M
25 June 2013
System Requirements Review
MTR
T0+9M
24 September 2013
Mid-Term Review
AR
T0+17M
3 June 2015
Acceptance Review
FP
T0+18M
26 June 2015
Final Presentation

News

  • A paper and a demo have been submitted and accepted for the next ESWC2014 conference (May 25th, 2014 to May 29th, 2014 in Anissaras, Crete, Greece, http://2014.eswc-conferences.org/).
  • Version 1.2 (23-Dec-2014) of the EO-netCDF Convention is now available__ in the Prod-Trees Resources page.

Events
The Prod-Trees project has been presented during the events listed in the following table. The related material may be obtained in the Prod-Trees Resources page.

Event
Date
Location
Description
OGC TC ESS DWG, CF-netCDF SWG
January 2013
Redlands, USA
Presentation
EGU2013
9 April 2013
Vienna, Austria
Poster
OGC TC, CF-netCDF SWG
September 2013
ESA/ESRIN, Italy
Presentation
EGU2014
29 April 2014
Vienna, Austria
Splinter Meeting
ESWC2014
May 2014
Heraklion, Greece
Paper and Demo


CONTRACTORS

SPACE APPLICATIONS SERVICES SAS (BE)
Italian National Research Council CNR (IT)
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens UoA (Gr)

Project member resources


Contributors to this page: Michele Iapaolo
Bernard Valentin
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