Project(s) or EGEE activity presenting the demo or poster (project or activity names only)
GisHEO: On Demand Grid Services for Higher Education
and Training in Earth Observation, funded through the PECS Programe of European Space Agency, Contract No. 98061, 2008-2010, 4 partners
Special requirements other than the set up mentioned in the CfA text.
Following the recent interest in Grid-based processing and storage in Earth Observation, the development of a platform for grid services for higher education and training in Earth observation, named GiSHEO, has started at the begin of 2008. It aims to set-up a reliable resource for knowledge acquisition using existing distributed information on Earth observation and Grid technology. The platform has a layered architecture: user level for authentication and authorization, service level for service registration, searching and composition, processing level, and data levels referring the application database and datasets database. Application database offers a variety of processing applications that are used to create different training lessons starting from remote sensing data. The platform implements also a custom distributed data storage and distribution system able to accommodate large data instances across various Grid nodes.