Call for Participation (CFP) in the 6th Phase of the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP)

 AIP-6 aims to increase the use of GEOSS resources by end-users in applying
both in situ and remotely sensed data, and by extending results from previous GEO
developments through integration with the GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI). The
specific goals of AIP-6 are to:
1. Increase Societal Benefit Area (SBA) use of GEOSS resources by endusers
2. Increase the availability of GEOSS resources
3. Focus on benefits and usability for Developing Countries
4. Strengthen previous GEO results and technical achievements

The AIP-6 schedule will support the GEO Plenary and Ministerial Summit,
scheduled from 15-17 January 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. The AIP-6 will also
support the Sprint to Summit efforts being led by the IIB. A Kickoff Workshop for AIP-6
will be held from 28-29 March in Washington, D.C.

This CFP invites GEO Members and Participating Organizations to participate
in AIP-6 through activities such as:
- Leading GEOSS SBA demonstrations,
- Tutorial development as expert guidance to GEOSS SBA users,
- Client applications for GEOSS users to download and utilize GEOSS resources,
- Support of GEO legal interoperability efforts, e.g., user registration,
- Integration and testing to enable GCI promote helper applications for users, and
- Enhancements to the GEOSS test facility.

Responses to this CFP are due by 15 March 2013. Directions for preparing a
response are described in the CFP. Discussion and clarification of the CFP and the
initiation of AIP-6 will be the topic of weekly teleconferences as shown in the following