Project Structure


Technology Focus

Technology Focus

BRISEIDE develops spatial analysis WPSs and integrates them within existing open source frameworks (e.g. WPS extension of Sextante by 52°North). Spatio-temporal processing services are exposed via the web and are made available through compatible WebGIS applications. Newly developed or protypical OWSs already made available by relevant INSPIRE-related EU projects and exposing standard services such as WMS, WCS and WFS, will be used to provide access to relevant geodatabases, enriched, when needed, with information, extracted from heterogeneous, distributed user operational databases. BRISEIDE services are accessible through a multi-platform 3D client, developed by Fondazione GraphiTech, invoked from a web page as a JavaWebStart application. The 3D client allows interactive orchestration of spatio-temporal WPSs providing support to chaining of required processing units. This ensures interactive access to datasets and a synchronous processing at the server side.






BRISEIDE will be applied, tested and validated within a Civil Protection application context, using the INSPIRE relevant themes, via a chain of stakeholders, data providers, technology partners, and downstream users. The Pilot operational phase will last 12 months and will consider real life events, with extensions in additional domains,being considered and assessed.


Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale


Epsilon Group

Czech Center for Science and Society


Istituto Geogràfico Portuguès

Gobierno de Navarra


Provincia Autonoma di Trento 



Typical Usage

Typical Usage

An operator logs onto a webpage and activates a 3D web-based client. A number of spatio-temporal processing services exposed by distributed servers are made available through a GUI. The functionalities available as WPS (Web Processing Service) allow application oriented (e.g. Civil Protection) processing, navigation and query of time series. 

The user can drag & drop processing units and connects them, whilst creating complex compound spatio-temporal analyses. The system automatically orchestrates sets of processes and invokes relevant services in proper order. 

The analysis evoked and the results produced are interactively shown on the screen as of the ad hoc spatio-temporal “visualisation” services offered. All processing services are available through OGC-compliant WebGIS applications (e.g., GvSIG).




BRISEIDE services are not strictly dependant on a specific dataset and can be potentially applied to many application domains. BRISEIDE applications and validation will focus on the INSPIRE Directive. To this extent, services developed will use existing pan-European datasets made available by Public Administrations, including Regional governments and the Geological Survey of Italy and those participating in a number of INSPIRE-related EU projects, a fact aimed to cover the vast majority of EU countries.





The spatio-temporal services of BRISEIDE will be available as open source during the duration of the project and one year after, and on “lease” as a commercial product subsequently; the leasing fee to be determined by the project market analysis.

Project services converge with Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) initiatives from the Open Source Geospatial Foundation ( This ensures further development and processing functionalities built on top of the BRISEIDE framework, to be extended by public administrations or private industries according to their specific needs. The BRISEIDE platform will be available on lease, thus ensuring economic sustainability and partners’ investment recovery.



Work Packages

Work Packages

Briseide EU Project is structured in work packages as follow:

Work Package (WP1)

The goal of the work package is to identify BRISEIDE’s user and system requirements from the partners and to define, according to these, the architecture of the final pilot. This WP will involve all partners including, most importantly, the final users who will be actively involved at this stage. Involvement of the final users will take place through a series of organized workshops. At this time specific sessions will be arranged to collect requirements from all users.

Work Package (WP2)

The goal of this work package is to:

  • Develop an extended meta-data model, building on top of those available through several relevant eContentPlus projects, that accounts for time.
  • Develop a number of value added services.
  • Integrate developed services with existing low level OWS (WMS, WFS etc.)
  • Deploy a catalogue service
  • Create a portal providing access via 3D client. 

Work Package (WP3)

The goal of this work package is to start up the BRISEIDE Pilot B and evaluate it in a real test bed. Under supervision of TRACASA all the functions of the developed system, including the federated middleware, the processing services and the 3D client will be assessed by the end-users involved in BRISEIDE according to the different use case scenarios defined during WP1.

Work Package (WP4)

This work package include a number of horizontal activities with the common objective to raise awareness, to disseminate the project results of BRISEIDE and to assure an appropriate exploitation of intermediate and final project achievements through:

  • Deployment of BRISEIDE website.
  • Editorial activities (e.g. brochure, newsletter, flyers).
  • Openness activities through user partners (workshops, seminars, trainings).
  • Scientific and technical dissemination.
  • Publication of manuals on methodologies and recommendations defined throughout the project for new users.
  • Production of training procedures and instructions.
  • Linkage to other similar EU projects through consortium partners.
  • Exploitation and business plan, in order to assess potential market exploitations of the project results.
  • BRISEIDE international conference.

Work Package (WP5)

The goal of this work package is to define a proper IPR strategy, as well as to define an exploitation and dissemination roadmap by all users. Key role will be played by the industrial partner, for the knowledge of the market, and by TDF which operates as business incubator therefore providing the required experience and competence.

Work Package (WP6)

The goal of the work package is to ensure the correct development of the project’s goals in compliance with the work plan and ensuring the highest standards in terms of organization and technical development. This work package will include daily activities required to manage and supervise the project, to provide guide and advice to all partners. The responsibility of the work package will be upon the leading partner (FG) through a Project Coordinator (PC). A Project Office will be deployed to ensure proper control over the project’s activities. This will be complemented by several boards namely the General Assembly, the Technical Board and Stakeholders board which will ensure proper implementation of the management strategy as well as adherence with administrative, financial, technical requirements. The objective is to ensure tracking of the activity to ensure satisfactory results and to guarantee the quality of planed milestones and deliverables.