WEkEO (DIAS) industry information videoconference

| web based videoconference | June 15, 2018

As part of the European Union’s Copernicus programme, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), together with the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and Mercator Ocean, have joined forces to implement a Data and Information Access Services (DIAS) platform called WEkEO.

ECMWF will shortly be releasing an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for implementing part of the WEkEO platform, and will be holding a web based industry information videoconference to give an overview of the forthcoming ITT and the workings of the procurement process.

The event will take place at 10am UK time (11am CET time) on Friday 15 June 2018 and interested parties will need to register in order to be invited to the event.

The WEkEO (DIAS) platform will consist of a cloud-based infrastructure that will make all Copernicus data and information available to its users as well as the tools needed to process the data.

This ITT refers to the design, development, implementation, and support of the Processing, Data Access, and Tools software aspects of V1 and shall become operational in Q1 2019.

The successful bidder is expected to deliver the following:

  • The development of a common data access API to all data and information available in the WEkEO (DIAS) platform, hiding from the users the details of the access methods of each dataset;
  • The design and implementation of virtual machine images that are preloaded with a set of software and tools to allow users to access and process the Copernicus data and information;
  • The design and implementation of a “big data” platform that will allow users to efficiently perform analytics and machine learning (AI) on very large volume of data and information available in the WEkEO (DIAS).
  • The maintenance and support of the software delivered during the V1 operations period which is expected to last until the end of Q4 2019.

Additional information about the forthcoming ITT will be provided during the event.