The objective of the oGIIR infrastructure is to establish user oriented and open-access structure to support the entire Finnish scientific research community with spatial data and analysis services and facilitating their research use in all disciplines.
The present proposal for FIRI funding thus consists of the following sub-objectives:
1. Development of open-access geospatial data services including the quality improvement of core geospatial data sets and their use value in scientific research.
2. Establishment of geocomputation and geospatial analysis services.
3. Creating facilitation mechanisms, which lead into effective use of the established geospatial services by Finnish researchers.
The research infrastructure will be developed as a joint effort by the universities, research institutes and CSC. It will be a strong cooperation and knowledge based network which produces top-quality scientific research with geospatial information.