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Re: EM Standards List

From: Carl Reed <creed@opengeospatial.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 12:32:58 -0700
Message-ID: <33E5D5C6E21B4EDB8E79F09414E14524@CarlandSusieOf>
To: "Don Cameron" <donc@internode.on.net>, "'Tom Worthington'" <Tom.Worthington@tomw.net.au>, <public-xg-eiif@w3.org>, <public-xg-eiif-request@w3.org>
There are many examples of the use of standards in both the Tsunami Warning Centres and Ocean Observing Systems:

http://www.mapsherpa.com/tsunami/ - Indian Ocean. Uses the OGC Web Map Service (OGC and ISO standard)
JRC, USGS, EC, and UN - real time tsumani alert system. Uses GeoRSS (de-facto standard) and WMS. Also check out GDACS (NASA). See more info below my siganture.
Tsunami Warning Markup Language - Australia http://xml.coverpages.org/TsunamiWarningML-V10-20060725.pdf - And references/uses Geography Markup Language (OGC and ISO standard) and is harmonized with the CAP (Common Alert Protocol) standard (OASIS and the ITU)

and check out IOOS (International Ocean Observing Systems) and the Oothesys portal

and a recent report from the UNESCO INTERGOVERNMENTAL OCEANOGRAPHIC COMMISSION titled OC Strategic Plan for Oceanographic Data and Information Management. Much on the oceans observing community and the use of standards - http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=10&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ioc-unesco.org%2Fhab%2Fcomponents%2Fcom_oe%2Foe.php%3Ftask%3Ddownload%26id%3D683%26version%3D1.0%26lang%3D1%26format%3D2&ei=xGLER_uIDoLCgwP7lInUCA&usg=AFQjCNEvAbaVfPKMMQtZIQmSbqJ0kSodig&sig2=yfJS2rwkUBxFb2oSicYNmA and http://www.iode.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=64&Itemid=107

The Oceans community is extremely active in the use of standards, defining best practices and so forth.


Over two years ago, the USGS began publishing GeoRSS earthquake alerts. Following the Asian Tsunami, the Joint Research Centre at the European Commission built a real time tsunami alert system, by triggering an online tsunami simulation based on USGS published earthquake events, then publishing the results for subscription and visualization in GeoRSS. Soon after, the JRC and several UN humanitarian aid agencies began cooperation on construction of a common alert and coordination system for natural disasters, GDACS. Information from several separate organizations needed to be gathered, processed and republished. They chose to use GeoRSS, with the addition of their own domain specific extensions. RSS was simply the fastest way they could come to agreement, and get on with their crucial work.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Cameron" <donc@internode.on.net>
To: "'Tom Worthington'" <Tom.Worthington@tomw.net.au>; <public-xg-eiif@w3.org>; <public-xg-eiif-request@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 2:40 AM
Subject: RE: EM Standards List

>> I suggest including commonly used practice which is not part of a formal
> standard
> Hi Tom,
> +1 - Do you have any further info on the standard used by Tsunami Warning
> Centres? 
> That this is a complex exercise should not be doubted, however I don't
> believe it's insurmountable providing we remain within our brief and don't
> try to reinvent every wheel we come across. If the Tsunami Centre's have
> developed a standard it certainly should be incorporated.
> Best rgds, Don
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