The Call For Participation (CFP) is now open! Applications close December 30, 2023. See below for more information.

Our climate is evolving at a rapid pace, and with it comes unprecedented uncertainties through larger, and more frequent disasters. With the ever present threat of rising sea levels, droughts, wildfires, flooding, and more, we must accelerate our readiness for climate change and improve our resiliency to disasters. In order to achieve this we must enhance and improve the climate data value chain to create better climate and disaster information for decision makers.

As a follow on from 5+ years of successes through the Climate Resilience Pilot and series of Disaster Pilots and forms, OGC brings you the Climate and Disaster Resilience Pilot 2024 (CDRP24). The next phase of an ongoing OGC disaster and climate initiative, CDRP24 is focused on delivering impacts through interoperable geospatial technologies and standards, all to help combat climate and disasters.

CDRP24 will consist of individual threads that each work towards specific end-user, stakeholder, and technical goals that advance our climate and/or disaster understanding and readiness while also seeding collaboration between these two related domains.

While building upon the knowledge gained from past pilots, the intent of the Pilot is to:

  • Enhance climate and disaster services by moving the underpinning technical systems towards FAIR Climate & Disaster Services: collaborative and equitable Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable systems that provide information-on-demand to understand, trace, mitigate, adapt, and respond.
  • Build sustainable relationships between science domains, researchers, decision makers, and data & systems providers.
  • Identify the stakeholder’s information and knowledge needs and tailor innovative solutions that promote community and environmental resilience across disparate science and social domains accordingly.
  • Improve visualization, use-case driven simulations, and communication approaches. 
  • Improve interactivity and interchanges with OGC’s sponsors, members, and participants to ensure the greatest applicability and a broader scope and impact.

Call For Participation

Participants in the Climate and Disaster Resilience Pilot are co-funded by the Pilot’s Sponsors to provide staff time and expertise, contribute data and infrastructure components, and travel for meetings. The amount of funding for each participant is decided individually based on their scope of work. All participants are expected to provide in-kind support to the Pilot to match the OGC funding they receive. OGC membership fees may be covered through the funding.

Benefits of Participation:

  • Use-case providers get to test innovative technologies against their specific requirements.
  • Technical and domain experts gain valuable experience and recognition for their contributions.
  • Data and tool contributors can identify the potential implications of emerging standards early in their development.
  • More generally, OGC Pilot participants grow their professional networks, learn from expert peers, and discover how interoperability can drive innovation in their organizations.

Who should Participate:

  • Anyone who uses climate resilience and/or disaster resilience data. This includes business and public sector decision makers, policy makers, scientists, and service providers.
  • Anyone developing knowledge products, services, and/or visualizations for the climate and disaster communities. This includes data architects, analysts, and software developers.
  • Anyone representing community groups, 3rd sector organizations, or NGOs engaging with climate change and disaster resilience impacts. 

A Bidders Q&A webinar will be held on December 11, 2023. Questions to be addressed in the webinar need to be submitted by December 8. See the Call For Participation document for more information.

The Call for Participation (CFP) is available here. Applications to Participate close December 30, 2023. Information on how to apply is contained in the CFP document.