CKAN is a data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to publish, share, find and use data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available. NextGEOSS is using this open software as the basis for the NextGEOSS data hub to catalogue Earth observation data, applications, and services.

During the webinar, our colleagues from Viderum, Paul Walsh and Jovanka Gulicoska, will introduce you to the CKAN tools and how CKAN is being used for Earth observations both in Europe and elsewhere – and how you can use it too!


Join us Thursday 31st January 14:00 CET to learn more

A Data Hub with CKAN for Earth Observation Communities – The NextGEOSS data hub Public Release 1.0

This webinar is a unique opportunity for developers that are using Earth observations to create new knowledge, applications or services, to learn about the very latest updates on the next generation Earth observation data hub based on CKAN. We will present the NextGEOSS data hub public release 1.0

The advantage of attending in the LIVE webinar is that it is possible to ask questions directly to the experts working on the data hub who knows exactly how CKAN has been used to arrive at this tool for the Earth observation communities.


Meet the Experts


Paul Walsh: Viderum’s CEO, a data management solutions provider. Paul is experienced in strategic consulting and technical implementation of data platforms for government, enterprise, and non-profit organisations, and is an active contributor to a number of data specifications and open source software libraries. Prior to Viderum, Paul was Chief Product Officer at Open Knowledge International, and held a number of positions across product, technology, and marketing in the commercial sector.


Jovanka Gulicoska: Viderum’s Full stack Engineer for NextGEOSS project. She is part of the leading team responsible for the development of the data hub. Alongside other partner members, this team is responsible to deliver sophisticated data mining and discoverability techniques, develop a mechanism to monitor and increase the Quality of Service for the data sets and for the systematic capture of feedback via the Community Feedback mechanism.


Webinar Agenda

  • How CKAN supports delivering the next generation European data hub enhancing Earth observation exploitation, by Paul Walsh, (Viderum)
  • Overview of the new version of the data hub (2-step search, open search and pilots metadata) by Jovanka Gulicoska, (Viderum)
  • Q&A