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The enviroGRIDS training workshop series "Bringing GEOSS Services into Practice" aims at teaching how to install, configure and deploy a set of open source software to publish and share spatial data and metadata through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) using OGC web services & ISO standards.

GEOSS has been created as an international voluntary effort that connects geospatial and Earth Observation and information infrastructures, acting as a gateway between producers of environmental data and end users. The aim of GEOSS is to enhance the relevance of Earth observations and to offer public access to comprehensive, near-real time data, information and analyses of the environment.

The training workshop will cover interoperabilit y, hands-on experience with web portals, information access, open source software and spatial data sharing through web services and the GEOSS registries.

A detailed program will soon be posted on this page.


Friday, 23rd of September 2011, 9:00 – 17:00, Turkey, Istanbul.


İTÜ Ayazağa Kampüsü – Istanbul Technical University Ayazaga Campus

Süleyman Demirel Kültür Merkezi - Suleyman Demirel Cultural Center

Maslak / 34469 İstanbul   http://www.sdkm.itu.edu.tr

Registration and participants

Please register before the 7th of September 2011 by contacting organizers in Turkey via email: Dr. Filiz BEKTAS BALCIK ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and Assist. Prof. Dr. Cigdem GOKSEL ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Registration is open to enviroGRIDS partners, technical experts & institutions from Turkey and other countries of the Black Sea region, that could benefit from an implementation of GEOSS. The workshop will be held in English.

The workshop is free of charge.

Participants will be required to bring their laptops to the training workshop (with at least Windows XP installed).

Please download the flyer of the workshop:

Flyer - Bringing GEOSS services into practice - Istanbul, 23 Sept. 2011