Atego Workbench has been used since October 2008 as their collaborative environment allowing the partners to modeling using UML and SysML in Artisan Studio. Atego provides the hosted service to GEOSS.
Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Working Group pomote shared understanding and advancement of systems engineering practices and principles in the earth observation community.
GEO was launched in response to calls for action by the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development and by the G8 (Group of Eight) leading industrialized countries. These high-level meetings recognized that international collaboration is essential for exploiting the growing potential of Earth observations to support decision making in an increasingly complex and environmentally stressed world.
GEO is a voluntary partnership of governments and international organizations. It provides a framework within which these partners can develop new projects and coordinate their strategies and investments. As of September 2009, GEO’s Members include 80 Governments and the European Commission. In addition, 56 intergovernmental, international, and regional organizations with a mandate in Earth observation or related issues have been recognized as Participating Organizations.
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