Workshop on Grid Middleware and Geospatial Standards for Earth System Science Data

06 September, 05 09:00 AM - 08 September, 05 05:00 PM

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, , Edinburgh


Dr Andrew Woolf


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Problems of environmental change extend across national boundaries. A crucial component for understanding these problems is access to a wide range of distributed and heterogeneous earth systems science data.

Developments in Grid computing and Web Services are providing the means to share informational resources across organisations and boundaries. Achieving broad interoperability also requires standardisation of information content at the semantic level.

This workshop will review developments in the application of Grid middleware and geospatial standards to interoperability for earth systems science data. A focus will be on the specifications of ISO TC211 and the Open Geospatial Consortium, and Grid technology solutions investigated by partners to the Australia-UK collaboration, AUKEGGS, and other UK-based researchers.

Day Three is a full-day workshop on the Geography Markup Language (GML) to be given by GML co-editor, Simon Cox, of CSIRO Exploration and Mining, Australia

The conference dinner will be held at Howies, Waterloo Place on 6 September at 19:30.

Please note that the organisers will wish to contact attendees after the event.


The latest agenda for this event can be found here. Please note that you will need to have Adobe Acrobat reader installed to view this file.

The National e-Science Centre, e-Science Institute in Edinburgh is a centre for education and research for e-Science, and provides new state-of-the art facilities including an Access Grid system.


Enquiries should be made directly to our Conference Administrator.

Travel: The e-Science Institute is less than 15 minutes walk from Waverley rail station, and from St Andrews square bus stations. It is approximately 20 minutes by taxi from Edinburgh airport (40 minutes by bus). Please see our web site for a map of the area.

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