Checkpoint services are user interfaces for delivering the findings about upstream data awareness, and regional products & assessment exercise to several categories of stakeholders through an Internet portal. The operational process is dealing with 3 types of information, metadata, indicators and reports.
|Synthesis information, to provide support for decision making on observations and monitoring, i.e. to help them to monitor gaps and prioritize needs for future development / improvement of overall observing infrastructure||LS & DAR Reports|
|Data Browser or LS Dashboard, and catalogue discovery/downloading service to clarify the observation landscape, to browse in the region the existing monitoring data, according to different criteria, with gateway to source catalogue/data.
(The LS dashboard interface facilitates the search of the checkpoint information on input datasets used by challenges. It is a Google-like search function which allows the user to easily find and select the necessary information)
|DAR dashboards for basic view on assessment criteria (per characteristics) to improve data usability, know how data collected once for a given purpose could fit other user needs, but also to specify the challenge needs as reference information and analyze the fitness for use of upstream data after production.
(The DAR dashboard presents the first stage checkpoint indicators automatically produced from checkpoint information database. It aggregates values and is also interactive to allow filtering on challenge universe for instance)
|Product visualization (GIS) to demonstrate the use opportunity & efficiency through discovery, viewing and downloading of checkpoint targeted products, first demonstrators of new applications, and to allow end-users to seek for input data for their own applications.||Products will be delivered through its challenge web page as a GIS – service upon availability|