Open Geospatial Consortium Europe

Contact: Marie-Francoise Voidrot

A Short Description of OGC

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 530 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities driven to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

OGC’s member-driven consensus process creates royalty free, publicly available geospatial standards. Existing at the cutting edge, OGC actively analyzes and anticipates emerging tech trends, and runs an agile, collaborative Research and Development (R&D) lab that builds and tests innovative prototype solutions to members' use cases.

OGC members together form a global forum of experts and communities that use location to connect people with technology and improve decision-making at all levels. OGC is committed to creating a sustainable future for us, our children, and future generations.

Role In Project

The main role and tasks allocated to OGC in Iliad

As an international standardization organization, OGC’s primary interest is on sustainable results that help the geospatial community at large to develop more robust, cost-effective, and FAIR systems.OGC will support the development of interoperable solutions with focus on standardized Web APIs, cross platform interoperability, and cloudto-cloud communication and security management. OGC as a vendor neutral organization will provide evaluation and assessment of envisioned solutions and provide guidance on architecture solutions and system design decisions. With its more than 500 members, OGC will support the outreach activities and help to build a sustainable community.

OGC, as a vendor neutral organization, will lead the systems of systems architecture in WP1, develops Web API building blocks for Digitial Ocean Twin data services in WP2, further enhances the linked data Web service for resource relationship building in WP4 and with focus on Citizen Science in WP3, and leads the task on standardization and community building building to enable sustainable project results and global uptake in WP11.


Open Geospatial Consortium Europe

Technologielaan 3



Work Packages

WP1 | Co-designing the Digital Twins of the Oceans

WP2 | Data Acquisition from Pilots/Collection of Existing Databases

WP3 | Citizen Engagement & integration of data from citizen science

WP4 | Iliad DTO – Ocean Interoperability Data Space

WP6 | User XP and UI Design, Dashboard and Immersive Visualisation

WP7 | Demonstration and impact assessment of Iliad pilots

WP9 | Technology Transfer and Business Development

WP10 | Stakeholder Engagement and Capacity Building

WP11 | Outreach, Communication and Dissemination

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