EGU General Assembly 2020
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NextGEOSS data hub and platform - connecting data providers with geosciences communities

Bente Bye1, Elnaz Neinavaz8, Alaitz Zabala9, Joan Maso9, Marie-Francoise Voidrot2, Barth De Lathouwer2, Nuno Catarino3, Pedro Gonzalves4, Michelle Cortes5, Koushik Panda3, Julian Meyer-Arnek6, and Bram Janssen7
Bente Bye et al.
  • 1BLB, Hønefoss, Norway (
  • 2Open Geospatial Consortium, Toulouse, France
  • 3DEIMOS, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 4Terradue, Rome, Italy
  • 5Datopian, Berlin, Germany
  • 6German Aerospace Center DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
  • 7VITO, Mol, Belgium
  • 8University of Twente, Twente, The Netherlands
  • 9Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

The geosciences communities share common challenges related to effective use of the vast and growing amount of data as well as the continueous development of new technology. It is therefore a great potential in learning from the experiences and knowledge aquired across the various fields. The H2020 project NextGEOSS is building a European data hub and platform to support the Earth observation communities with a set of tools and services through the platform. The suite of tools on the platform alllows scalablitly, interoperability and transparency in a flexible way, well suited to serve a multifaceted interdisciplinary community, NextGEOSS is developed with and for multiple communities, the NextGEOSS pilots. This has resulted and continues to provide transfer of experience and knowledge along the whole value chain from data provision to applications and services based on multiple sources of data. We will introduce the NextGEOSS data hub and platform and show some illustrative examples of the exchange of knowledge that facilitates faster uptake of data and advances in use of new technology. An onboarding system is benefitting for existing and new users. A capacity building strategy is an integral part of both the onboarding and the individual services, which will be highligthed in this presentation.

How to cite: Bye, B., Neinavaz, E., Zabala, A., Maso, J., Voidrot, M.-F., De Lathouwer, B., Catarino, N., Gonzalves, P., Cortes, M., Panda, K., Meyer-Arnek, J., and Janssen, B.: NextGEOSS data hub and platform - connecting data providers with geosciences communities, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-20966,, 2020.


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  • CC1: Comment on EGU2020-20966, Brenner Silva, 06 May 2020

    Is there a quality layer for spatial data in NextGEOSS? 
    What quality flagging is used?  What kind of processing can be considered behind the quality flags (e.g. calibration/validation)?

    • AC1: Reply to CC1, Koushik panda, 06 May 2020

      Dear Brenner,

      Thnak you for your comment.

      NextGEOSS Catalogue inherits its metadata from the original source, so if a quality metada is there, it should be present in the catalogue. The quality flags are however typically in the product itself, and if so you need to download the product to access quality flags, e.g. for Sentinel 3 the metadata is in a  specific file in the product: the file in

      In addition to that, the NextGEOSS Datahub provides user feedback mechanism where the users of NextGEOSS datahub can provide rating and feedback on the datasets which are visible to all other users.

      Please let us know if you have further questions, we will be very happy to discuss with you,


      NextGEOSS team

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  • CC1: NextGEOSS and Copernicus, Daniel Heydebreck, 06 May 2020

    The data portal looks very interesting. What is the relation with the EU Copernicus Programme? From my personal feeling, there seems to be some overlap.