Provide a set of generic keywords that define your contribution (e.g. Data Management, Workflows, High Energy Physics)
civil protection,geospatial services,interoperability,forest fires,risk assessment,workflows,GMES,
1. Short overview
The CYCLOPS project is a FP6 SSA which aims to bring together two important Communities: GMES and Grid, focusing on the operative sector of European Civil Protection (CP).
Recently RISICO, a pre-existent Civil Protection application for forest fires risk assessment, has been successfully ported to gLite. As a further step we discuss which benefits could be granted to the CP application, implementing an intermediate layer of geospatial web-services between the CP environment and gLite.
With this new approach, new use cases could be easily implemented with a limited effort:
a) in case of an emergency the CP could easily choose to increase the priority of the run, telling the WPS to submit the algorithm on a greater quantity of WN to get the results in a shorter time. Alternatively WPS could run the algorithm on a specific region with a better resolution;
b) the same algorithm could be run using data accessed through standard interfaces from different data providers on the same region for increased availability and for comparison purposes.
c) in future scenarios different algorithms accessible trough the standard WPS interface could be run on the same data inputs for output comparison and integration.
4. Conclusions / Future plans
A prototype of RISICO that makes use of the grid enabled WPS and WCS services is under development. This project is going to be part of the OGC-OGF interoperability initiative.