Over 700 people from diverse geographies, sectors and technical areas came together from 23-27 October 2017 in Washington, DC, to explore the use and applications of Earth observations for the benefit of humankind. The ODC team was represented in multiple sessions and tutorials. Click here to see the agenda >>

The Open Data Cube initiative to utilize an open source common computing framework for managing global satellite data. Four dedicated side meeting demonstrations were held at the GEO Plenary meeting on October 23-24. Over 100 international participants attended these sessions which addressed Data Cube development plans and progress, reviewed the progress of its implementation in Australia, Colombia, Switzerland and Uganda and conducted a hands-on training session. The CEOS and GEO communities are energized by the new initiative and believe it has a great potential to expand the use of global satellite data with a particular emphasis on non-traditional users in developing countries. In addition, the Data Cube takes advantage of powerful cloud computing platforms and enhances application products through open source community contributions. With a goal to reach operational Data Cubes in 20 countries by 2022, the Open Data Cube initiative will have significant global impact and provide critical information to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for societal benefit. Please see some of the ODC presentations below:

Introduction and Demonstration
Digital Earth Australia (DEA) Implementation
Country Implementations and Experiences
ODC Applications / Hands-on Demos

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