[FOSSGIS-Talk] EGU: OSGeo/OpenPlanetary Townhall on Open Science on Thursday

"Peter Löwe" peter.loewe at gmx.de
Mi Apr 10 14:46:08 CEST 2019

Dear Colleagues, (apologies for cross-posting!)

I would like to draw your attention to the upcoming joint 5th OSGeo/OpenPlanetary Townhall on Open Science event, which will be hosted at the General Assembly of the European Geoscience Union (EGU) on Thursday evening (April 11).

This Townhall meeting reaches out all across EGU, especially welcoming Early Career Scientists, to network and discuss the current challenges and opportunities

OpenPlanetary (OP) was born as a community-driven initiative to address the need of the planetary science community for sharing ideas and collaborating on common planetary research topics mostly related to data analysis problems. OpenPlanetary started back in 2015 from an initial participants effort to stay connected and share information related to and beyond the ESA’s first Planetary GIS Workshop. Since 2018 OP became a non-profit organization.

With 300+ members across many countries, the OpenPlanetary community is made-up of and intended for research and education professionals: scientists, engineers, designers, teachers, and students, as well as space enthusiasts and citizen scientists.

Our common goal is to promote and facilitate the open practice of planetary science and data analysis for professionals and amateurs. We do so by organizing events and conducting collaborative projects aimed at creating scientific, technical and educational resources, tools and data accessible to all. For two years OP has organized the OP-DataCafe within the European Planetary Science Congress, where researchers gather to discuss data and software related topics.

The OP flagship project is OpenPlanetaryMap (OPM), a mapping and social platform to foster planetary mapping and cartography on the web for all. 

This OSGeo/OPM townhall meeting represents the first contact between the newborn OP and the more than 10 years old OSGeo foundation. We will discuss and delineate possible common ground where to develop ideas and coordinates projects.

Abstract and session details here:

Further information about the EGU General Assembly 2018 can be found at http://egu2019.eu/

Please share this information with interested parties.

Peter Löwe and Alessandro Frigeri


The Open Source Geospatial Foundation, or OSGeo, is a not-for-profit umbrella organization for Free and Open Source geospatial tools, including QGIS, gvSIG, GRASS GIS, Geoserver and many others. OSGeo is hosting this Townhall event to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software by promoting sustainable Open Science within EGU.

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