Due to specialized sponsor procurement requirements, the Testbed 14 solicitation is issued in two parts:
- Part 1 – the CFP document being issued directly by OGC on December 8 and referred to as the “Part 1 CFP” or just “CFP”
- Part 2 – an Invitation To Tender pack (“Part 2 ITT” or just “ITT”) was released on December 14. Please visit the European Space Agency EMITS site for this Invitation to Tender pack.
Organizations selected to participate in Testbed 14 will develop prototype solutions based on the sponsors’ use cases, requirements, and scenarios. These are described in detail in the CFP and ITT. Participants’ prototype solutions will implement existing OGC standards as well as new prototype interface and encoding specifications introduced or developed in Testbed 14. Prototype specifications may ultimately become official, member approved OGC standards, revisions to existing OGC standards, or best practices for using OGC standards.
Making arbitrary applications available on cloud infrastructures or exploitation platforms in a standardized way is a key technology for Big Data in general and particularly true for Earth Observation satellite data processing. When the transport of large amounts of data is not feasible, or simply not cost efficient, processes need to be shipped and executed as closely as possible to the actual data.
Testbed 14 continues the work initiated in Testbed 13, which experimented with different options to describe, for example, the mounting of external data to Docker containers, discussed different elements to be included in the Application Package itself, etc. During the first third of the project, Testbed 14 participants will develop a clear recommendation on the various aspects left open by Testbed 13. This is a consensus process that needs to be supported by all participants.
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