On June 12, 2012, OGC and Directions Media present the third in an ongoing series of GovFuture webinars - "Open Sensor Webs for Better Living in Cities and Regions". This GovFuture Webinar focuses on ways in which OGC Sensor Web Enablement standards can help cities and regions improve quality of life for citizens. The presenters show how Internet-connected sensors are being used to support municipal and regional operations, and they will explain how open standards for sensor webs multiply the potential of such sensor networks. The webinar features speakers who have been closely involved in multiple projects that take advantage of open standards to help enable officials and citizens to publish, discover, assess, control, access and use sensors as well as live and stored sensor data.
Webinar participants will learn:
- How a European project, EO2HEAVEN (Earth Observation and Environmental Modelling for the Mitigation of Health Risks), has combined environmental sensor data with other sources of data, including public health data, to assess environmental risks.
- How open sensor networks can be managed with respect to privacy, liability and security issues
- How GovFuture membership in the OGC can help governments derive maximum value from geospatial technologies integrated with sensor webs
- Kym Watson of the Fraunhofer Institute IOSB (Germany) gives a summary of how OGC Sensor Web Enablement standards have been used in EO2HEAVEN for the benefit of policy makers, local authorities and scientists. Kym Watson is the coordinator of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) project EO2HEAVEN and has represented EO2HEAVEN in various GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) meetings organized by GEO and the European Commission.
- Simon Jirka, the 52°North representative to EO2HEAVEN talks about the technical details and challenges of sensor webs based on open standards. 52°North (Germany) does most of the SWE implementations for EO2HEAVEN.
- Steven Ramage introduces the speakers and speaks briefly about the OGC, OGC's Sensor Web Enablement initiative, and OGC GovFuture membership.
This webinar is oriented toward local and subnational government entities worldwide that could benefit from interoperability standards for sensor networks and who could benefit from access to OGC GovFuture resources.
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