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[February 10, 2014] 3rd and 4th GEOSS S&T Stakeholder Workshops to take place in 2014: The 3rd and 4th GEOSS S&T Stakeholder Workshops will take place on Spetember 8-10, 2014 and September 10-12, 2014 respectively, in Norfolk, VA, USA. The 3rd Workshop will focus on the science and quantification of sustainability indicators, while the 4th workshop will consider future technological developments and changes in how users access and use information, and what possible impacts this could have on the design and functionality of the future GEOSS. For more information, see the Workshop Page ...

[January 17, 2014] User needs are a focus of Post-2015 GEO: The Ministerial Summit held in Geneva today provided guidance to GEO for the next decade. One of the five key focus areas of activity is to “Develop a comprehensive interdisciplinary knowledge base defining and documenting observations needed for all disciplines and facilitate availability and accessibility of these observations to user communities.” It is expected that the GEOSS User Requirement Registry will play a key role for this activity.

[November 15, 2013] URR available through the GSTSS: The GEOSS User Requirement Registry is now available through the GSTSS. The URR is currently hosted at Old Dominion University. A completely reprogrammed version, URR-2.0, will become available in 2014 as open source utility. Moreover, URR-2.0 will use a redesigned data model that is far more versatile and facilitates new functionality of the URR-2.0. To access the current URR, go to the User Needs Page of the GSTSS ...