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Helix Nebula @ Working meeting for the Vision and Architecture for the GEOSS Information System, 20 September 2013, Frascati, Italy

CERN participated at working meeting for the Vision and Architecture for the GEOSS Information System, on 20 of September 2013, in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

The Global Earth Observation System of Systems will provide decision-support tools to a wide variety of users. As with the Internet, GEOSS will be a global and flexible network of content providers allowing decision makers to access an extraordinary range of information at their desk.

 Bob Jones from CERN presented HN at the Working meeting while CloudSigma highlighted how cloud services can serve big science and big data, the value of working with GEANT in HN, the vision of Data as a Service across clouds, many databases and many scientific domains, as already demonstrated with ESA, CNES, DLR, CNR flagship  (Supersite Exploitation Platform -SSEP)

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