21-25 September 2009
Hotel Barcelo Sants
Europe/Zurich timezone

GiSHEO – Grid-based Services for Education in Earth Observation

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Hotel Barcelo Sants

Hotel Barcelo Sants



Prof. Dana Petcu (West University of Timisoara)

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.

Primary authors

Prof. Dana Petcu (West University of Timisoara) Prof. Dorian Gorgan (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca)


Mr Marc Frincu (West University of Timisoara) Mr Marian Neagul (West University of Timisoara) Mr Silviu Panica (West University of Timisoara) Mr Teodor Stefanut (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca) Mr Victor Bacu (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca)

Presentation Materials