It seems that every day I learn about a neat new GT4-based cyberinfrastructure project that I had previously not heard of. This week, Bill St Arnaud writes about the SAFORAH forest observation system:
The Canadian SAFORAH has many objectives - of which one is to measure the
amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by Canadian forests. This cyber-infrastructure
project also supports studies in bird habitat across Canada. It uses
Globus Toolkit v.4 at all of the SAFORAH participating sites. Currently,
four Canadian Forestry Centres located in Victoria British Columbia,
Cornerbrook Newfoundland, Edmonton, Alberta and Laurentian Québec are
operationally connected to the SAFORAH data grid. SAFORAH offers
Grid-enabled OGC services which are used to increase interoperability of
EO data between SAFORAH and other geospatial information systems. The
Grid-enabled OGC services consist of the following main components:
Grid-enabled Web Map Service (GWMS), Grid-enabled Web Coverage Service
(GWCS), Grid-enabled Catalog Service for Web (GCSW), Grid-enabled Catalog
Service Federation (GCSF), Control Grid Service (CGS) and the Standard
Grid Service Interfaces and OGC Standard User Interfaces.
I want to learn more!