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OGC server for climate change studies to be launched in Oct.

Sydney, Australia. 20 January 2009. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) have announced that a Climate Change Integration Plugfest (CCIP) server would be launched at the FOSS4G conference, taking place on 20-23 October 2009. “CCIP is a server with multiple virtual machines providing a number of different geospatial Web services that implement the OGC’s open interface and encoding standards. It will be used in the coming months to demonstrate open Web-based geoprocessing at conferences, testbeds, classes and other events around the world.” explained Raj Singh, Director of Interoperability Programmes at OGC, explained. CCIP will demonstrate standards based interoperability between geospatial applications based on a Climate Change scenario.

Graham de Hoedt, Manager of Climate Information Services at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said, “Integration of data and applications is crucial for solving complex problems like the provision/sharing of decadal and multi-decadal climate change related data and information”.

Cameron Shorter, Chair of the FOSS4G organizing committee and Systems Architect at LISAsoft said “Geospatial users regularly ask how to integrate Open Source, COTS (commercial off the shelf) and proprietary software. At FOSS4G, attendees will see the major geospatial applications working together and talk with implementers about what really works”.