The consolidation of interconnectivity in the global network has been possible thanks to the adoption of international standards. Environmental data is not an exception to this phenomenon, but its geospatial component requires new ways of visualizing, processing and transporting information. The integrated usage of data from different origins is only possible through international agreements that allow rapid consensual adoption of recent technological innovations. In this process experts from around the world and involved. They analyze the new requirements and formulate open solutions that all actors can freely adopt. This way, the development of environmental spatial data infrastructures at the European level (INSPIRE) or globally (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) is possible. They serve in the creation of knowledge about global change and the impacts of human societies that are useful for the decisions making.CREAF contributes to this discipline in two ways: On the one hand, it brings its knowledge, sometimes leading the creation or revision of international standards. On the other hand, it releases cutting-edge and high efficiency technological implementations. It also advises and contributes to their deployment, both in the research and academic world, as well as in the public administration and private sector. CREAF is a reference in standardization and contributes this knowledge to complement research and innovation projects of national, European and global scope. In particular, the work on geospatial standards is carried out by the Research Group on Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GRUMETS).
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