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OGC supports US President”s strategy for civil earth observation

US: The Open Geospatial Consortium”s (OGC) standards are cited in the Obama Administration”s National Science and Technology Council”s (NSTC) recently released “National Strategy for Civil Earth Observations—a framework for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Nation’s Earth-observation enterprise.”

The OGC WaterML 2.0 Encoding Standard, recently approved by the OGC membership, has been endorsed as an official component of the civil earth observation strategy of the federal government of the United States. The National Strategy for Civil Earth Observations identifies 12 “Societal Benefit Areas” for collection of information, one of which is water. The report states, “WaterML: Water Markup Language (ML) is an informatics initiative of the CENRS Subcommittee on Water Availability and Quality that provides a systematic way to access water information from point observation sites.” CENRS is the NSTC’s Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability.

Source: OGC