Pangeo Submission for OGC Testbed?

We could consider submitting something to this

Call for Participation

The Testbed-17 Call for Participation (CFP) is avalable here: HTML version, PDF version. Responses are due 24 January 2021 .

Here is the link to the slide deck from the Bidders Q&A Webinar held on January 13.

For step-by-step instructions on how to submit a proposal (in addition to the instructions in the CFP itself), please download the 1-hour video (about 320MB) How to submit a Testbed-17 CFP Proposal. It covers much of the same content as was covered in the Bidders Q&A Webinar.

Call for Sponsorship

Responses to the Call For Sponsors were due on 1 September 2020. Offers of additional sponsorship may still be made, however. Interested parties should submit an inquiry using the Additional Message textbox in the OGC Innovation Program Contact Form.


In a collaborative effort, all Testbed participants, sponsors, and the OGC team work together to stepwise increase Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) for geospatial IT solutions, including software architecture, interface design, information & data models, and related standards and specifications. Testbed participants follow a rapid prototyping approach to design, develop, and test solutions to sponsors’ location-related problems.

OGC’s annual Testbeds are the Consortium’s largest Innovation Program (IP) initiatives. Testbeds boost research and development to make location data and information more FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable. Testbeds provide a unique opportunity for sponsors to tackle location data and processing challenges together with the world’s leading geospatial IT experts. Solutions developed in OGC Testbeds have gone on to form standards and technologies that now play critical roles in numerous domains across the world.

To learn about the benefits of sponsoring any OGC IP Initiative, visit the OGC Innovation Program webpage.

This could be an opportunity to push forward something like xpublish or reference filesystem in the standards / APIs community.

Which of our technologies would benefit the most from this sort of exposure?

cc @jhamman @rsignell