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BODY OF KNOWLEDGE FOR THE EARTH OBSERVATION AND GEOINFORMATION SECTOR – A BASIS FOR INNOVATIVE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

A basis for innovative skills development
Martyna A. Stelmaszczuk-Górska; Estefanía Aguilar-Moreno; Sven Casteleyn; Danny Vandenbroucke; M. Miguel-Lago; Clémence Dubois; Rob Lemmens; Glenn Vancauwenberghe; M. Olijslagers; Stefan Lang; ...
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  • Published: 24 Aug 2020
Abstract
Abstract. With new Earth Observation (EO) and Geoinformation (GI) data sources increasingly becoming available, evermore new skills for data collection, processing, analysis and application are required. They are needed not only from scientists, but also from practitioners working in businesses, public and private EO*GI and related sectors. Aligning the continuously evolving skill sets demanded by the market and existing academic and vocational training programmes is not an easy task. Training programmes should be grounded in real needs of the sector and its labour market. To do this, it is necessary to identify the knowledge and skills needed, and map their interconnectivity in specific frameworks, which can later be used for the definition of new curricula or job-oriented learning paths. This paper presents a framework for the EO*GI sector, based on a Body of Knowledge (BoK), by creating a complete set of concepts with a semantic structure underneath that supports academia and industry. Creating and updating the BoK is supported by an editing tool, the Living Textbook and by experts in the EO*GI domain, who contributes to the BoK’s enrichment.
Subjects
free text keywords: Body of Knowledge, Earth Observation, Geoinformation, Skills definition, Market/User Uptake, lcsh:Technology, lcsh:T, lcsh:Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), lcsh:TA1-2040, lcsh:Applied optics. Photonics, lcsh:TA1501-1820, Set (psychology), Vocational education, Computer science, Task (project management), Curriculum, Knowledge management, business.industry, business, Structure (mathematical logic), Geographic information system, Earth observation, Body of knowledge
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https://usgif.org/system/uploads/6127/original/EBK.pdf (3 May 2020) Casteleyn, S., 2020. EO4GEO ecosystem of tools for educators and practitioners. Medium https://medium.com/@EO4GEO/eo4geo-ecosystem-of-toolsfor-educators-and-practitioners-c3055f669a8 (1 May 2020) Cipriano, P., Easton, C., Roglia, E., Vancauwenberghe, G., 2013.

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EARSC, 2015. Taxonomy for EO services.

http://earsc.org/file_download/489/A+Taxonomy+for+the+EO+ Services+Market+issue+2+%282%29.pdf (20 April 2020) EU, 2017. Official Journal of the European Union. Council Recommendation of 22 May 2017 on the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning and repealing the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 of April of 2008 on the establishment of the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.

https://ec.europa.eu/ploteus/sites/eac-eqf/files/en.pdf (1 May 2020) Fairbairn, D., 2017. Creating a Body of Knowledge for Cartography. Proceedings of the International Cartographic Association, 1, 2017. doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-1-35-2017 Greenfeld, J., 2012. Surveying body of knowledge. Surveying and Land Information Science. 71. 105-113.

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(Eds.), 2019. Accepted Short Papers and Posters from the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geo-information Science. Cyprus University of Technology 17-20 June 2019, Limassol, Cyprus.

https://agileonline.org/images/conference_2019/documents/short_papers/95 _Upload_your_PDF_file.pdf (1 May 2020) Hofer, B., d'Oleire Oltmanns, S., Ferber, N., Albrecht, F., Lang, S., 2019. Demand for space/geospatial education and training and priority occupational profiles. Report of the EO4GEO Project funded with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union Sector Skills Alliances N° 591991-EPP-1-2017- 1-IT-EPPKA2-SSA-B. Available at http://www.eo4geo.eu/download/eo4geo_d1- 3_demand_for_spacegeospatial_education_and_training_and_priority_occupational_ profiles_v2-1/?wpdmdl=3840&masterkey=5cfe849bd1fee (15 April 2020) Hofer, B., Lang, S., Ferber, N., 2020a. Future Occupational Profiles in Earth Observation and Geoinformation - Scenarios Resulting from Changing Workflows. In: Kyriakidis P., Hadjimitsis D., Skarlatos D., Mansourian A. (eds) Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development. AGILE 2019. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography.

Springer, Cham. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-14745-7_19.

20 references, page 1 of 2
Abstract
Abstract. With new Earth Observation (EO) and Geoinformation (GI) data sources increasingly becoming available, evermore new skills for data collection, processing, analysis and application are required. They are needed not only from scientists, but also from practitioners working in businesses, public and private EO*GI and related sectors. Aligning the continuously evolving skill sets demanded by the market and existing academic and vocational training programmes is not an easy task. Training programmes should be grounded in real needs of the sector and its labour market. To do this, it is necessary to identify the knowledge and skills needed, and map their interconnectivity in specific frameworks, which can later be used for the definition of new curricula or job-oriented learning paths. This paper presents a framework for the EO*GI sector, based on a Body of Knowledge (BoK), by creating a complete set of concepts with a semantic structure underneath that supports academia and industry. Creating and updating the BoK is supported by an editing tool, the Living Textbook and by experts in the EO*GI domain, who contributes to the BoK’s enrichment.
Subjects
free text keywords: Body of Knowledge, Earth Observation, Geoinformation, Skills definition, Market/User Uptake, lcsh:Technology, lcsh:T, lcsh:Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), lcsh:TA1-2040, lcsh:Applied optics. Photonics, lcsh:TA1501-1820, Set (psychology), Vocational education, Computer science, Task (project management), Curriculum, Knowledge management, business.industry, business, Structure (mathematical logic), Geographic information system, Earth observation, Body of knowledge
20 references, page 1 of 2

Ahearn, S., Icke, I., Data, R., DeMers, M.N., Plewe, B., Skupin, A., 2013. Re-engineering the GIS&T Body of Knowledge.

International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 27 (11) 2227-2245. doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2013.802324.

Anderson, L. W., Krathwohl, D. R. 2001. A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. New York: Longman.

Bloom, B. (ed.) et.al. 1956. Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.

The Classification of Educational Goals: Handbook 1 Cognitive Domain. Longmans, New York, Brooks, T., Kantor, C. , Spuria, L., Quinn, K. (Eds.), 2019. The Geospatial Intelligence Essential Body of Knowledge, Version 2.0/2019, Compiled by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.

https://usgif.org/system/uploads/6127/original/EBK.pdf (3 May 2020) Casteleyn, S., 2020. EO4GEO ecosystem of tools for educators and practitioners. Medium https://medium.com/@EO4GEO/eo4geo-ecosystem-of-toolsfor-educators-and-practitioners-c3055f669a8 (1 May 2020) Cipriano, P., Easton, C., Roglia, E., Vancauwenberghe, G., 2013.

http://www.smespire.eu/wpcontent/uploads/downloads/2014/09/D1.3_FinalReport_1.0.pdf (28 April 2020) DAMA International, 2017. DAMA-DMBOK: Data Management Body of Knowledge. 2nd Edition. Technics Publications Delponte, C., Pellegrin, J., Sirtori, E., Gianinetto, M., Boschetti, L., 2016 Space market uptake in Europe. Directorate General For Internal Policies Policy Department A: Economic And Scientific Policy, IP/A/ITRE/2015-03 PE 569.984.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2016/56 9984/IPOL_STU%282016%29569984_EN.pdf (25 April 2020) DiBiase, D., DeMers, M., Johnson, A., Kemp, K., Luck, A. T., Plewe, B., Wentz, E., 2006. Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge. Association of American Geographers and University Consortium for Geographic Information Science. Washington http://downloads2.esri.com/edcomm2007/bok/GISandT_Body_ of_knowledge.pdf (1 May 2020) Dupuis, R., Bourque, P., Abran, A., 2003. SWEBOK Guide An overview of trial usages in the field of education, 33rd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, November 5-8, 2003, Boulder, CO.

EARSC, 2015. Taxonomy for EO services.

http://earsc.org/file_download/489/A+Taxonomy+for+the+EO+ Services+Market+issue+2+%282%29.pdf (20 April 2020) EU, 2017. Official Journal of the European Union. Council Recommendation of 22 May 2017 on the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning and repealing the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 of April of 2008 on the establishment of the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.

https://ec.europa.eu/ploteus/sites/eac-eqf/files/en.pdf (1 May 2020) Fairbairn, D., 2017. Creating a Body of Knowledge for Cartography. Proceedings of the International Cartographic Association, 1, 2017. doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-1-35-2017 Greenfeld, J., 2012. Surveying body of knowledge. Surveying and Land Information Science. 71. 105-113.

Gruijthuijsen, W., Pontes, S., Vancauwenberghe, G., Vandenbroucke, D., Olijslagers, M., 2019. Understanding skill needs in the EO/GI sector: a job advertisements analysis. In: Kyriakidis, P., Hadjimitsis, D., Skarlatos, D. & Mansourian, A.

(Eds.), 2019. Accepted Short Papers and Posters from the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geo-information Science. Cyprus University of Technology 17-20 June 2019, Limassol, Cyprus.

https://agileonline.org/images/conference_2019/documents/short_papers/95 _Upload_your_PDF_file.pdf (1 May 2020) Hofer, B., d'Oleire Oltmanns, S., Ferber, N., Albrecht, F., Lang, S., 2019. Demand for space/geospatial education and training and priority occupational profiles. Report of the EO4GEO Project funded with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union Sector Skills Alliances N° 591991-EPP-1-2017- 1-IT-EPPKA2-SSA-B. Available at http://www.eo4geo.eu/download/eo4geo_d1- 3_demand_for_spacegeospatial_education_and_training_and_priority_occupational_ profiles_v2-1/?wpdmdl=3840&masterkey=5cfe849bd1fee (15 April 2020) Hofer, B., Lang, S., Ferber, N., 2020a. Future Occupational Profiles in Earth Observation and Geoinformation - Scenarios Resulting from Changing Workflows. In: Kyriakidis P., Hadjimitsis D., Skarlatos D., Mansourian A. (eds) Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development. AGILE 2019. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography.

Springer, Cham. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-14745-7_19.

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