Federating Regional and National Water Data, Maps and Services through GEOSS

Monday, 15 December 2014
David K Arctur1,2 and David R Maidment1, (1)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (2)Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Austin, TX, United States
Since 2012, a growing team of academic and government research centers, regional and national water resource reporting agencies, and commercial software companies, have been coordinating development of web applications for regional and national water data reporting. This work has benefited from the adoption in 2012 of international standards developed by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for water data time series (WaterML 2.0), as well as OGC web services for publishing, mapping, and cataloguing water monitor locations and time series of water data variables.

By leveraging GEOSS as a hub for registering the many community portals for water data services, as well as for brokering discovery and access across all these web resources, we can see the beginnings of a global interoperable network of water data that will help many types of users from local farmers and emergency responders, to scientists across multiple domains, and national policy makers.

This presentation provides a progress update on development efforts in 2014, which focus on integration of global flood monitoring and prediction systems being developed in the United States and Europe.