ConnectinGEO Workshop
Observing Europe: Networking the Earth Observation Networks in Europe
September 21-22, 2015, Paris, France

First Workshop of the European Network of Earth Observation Networks (ENEON)

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Speakers are not asked to submit abstracts for their presentations. However, those who would like to provide an abstract are invited to do so by sending the abstract to hpplag @

Speakers who are presenting a network are asked to use the presentation template. They are also asked to address the questions listed below to the extent possible.


The speakers are asked to give an overview of the status of their network and its potential linkages to higher level coordination and collaboration networks. All speakers should address the same set of questions to get a coherent overview of the status. These question include:

Introduction of the network:

  1. What network are you representing and what is your role in this network?
  2. What are the main objectives of the network?
  3. Who are the main contributors to your network?
  4. What form of commitment do you have for the maintainance your network?
  5. How large is your user base and who are your users?
  6. Do you maintain a database of user needs and observational requirements?
  7. What are the costs and efforts of maintaining the network?
  8. What are your main funding sources?
  9. What are the key issues for sustainability of your network running?

About data:

  1. What observations does your network collect and what products are produced?
  2. What are the spatial and temporal characteristics and limits of your network?
  3. How is the data archived and made accessible to users?
  4. Do you address data quality in some way?
  5. Are there risk for data continuity and how are data preservation and network continuity addressed?
  6. What are the conditions (licenses) for sharing your data and products with users?
  7. What key interface standards are used in making data and products available?
  8. Are there known observational requirements that your network is not meeting?
  9. Are there observations that are needed but not captured by your network or by other networks that you have access to or products that are not generated?

About a network of networks:

  1. What coordination and collaboration interfaces do you have with other networks?
  2. Is you network contributing to GEO(SS) and if so, what is this contribution? Could ConnectinGEO help to enhance your contribution to GEOSS?
  3. Are there additional interfaces that would be desired and what would be the main benefits of these interfaces?
  4. Do you think that your network could benefit from the existence of an ENEON or a similar network?
  5. From you point of view, how should an ENEON be organized and managed?