Finally got back and recovered from this great conference in Paris. There is definetely something happening in Europe. Keep it going! I might even go back more often.
Here are my slides if you are interested in the next generation APIs for the web:
Here is a great video to illustrate some of the work NASA and many other organizations are doing to support Disaster Management. Standards come in play during those difficult times. There is still a considerable amount of effort to be done to help end-users navigate through this maze. This will give you an idea of what the process entails. Moving the API’s to a level 5 is essential to the CEOS/GEOSS Community. Enjoy!