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OGC forms Working Groups for Hydrology and Meteorology

Wayland, Massachusetts, USA: The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) has announced the formation of Domain Working Groups (DWG) for Hydrology and Meteorology.

The OGC’s standards enable interoperability within and between the hydrology and meteorology communities. The focus will now be to leverage these DWG’s to further advance interoperability solutions to benefit these disciplines.

The Hydrology Domain Working Group brings together experts from this community of interest to develop and promote standards, interoperability and best practices for improving the way in which water information is described and shared. This working group is to be hosted by the OGC and co-chaired by a representative from the World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) Commission for Hydrology (CHy).

The purpose of the OGC Meteorology DWG is to provide an open forum for work on meteorological data interoperability, and a route to publication through OGC’s standards process (Discussion paper / Best Practice / Standard, and, if appropriate, to ISO status). The goal is to develop standards that meet the specific needs of the World Meteorological Organization (https://www.wmo.int/pages/index_en.html) and benefit the world weather, water and climate data users and producers.

An OGC Domain Working Group (DWG) provides a forum for discussion of key interoperability requirements and issues, discussion and review of specifications, and presentations on key technology areas relevant to solving its members’ geospatial interoperability issues.