South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, vol.1, no.1, pp.17-23, 2012 (International Refereed University Journal)
The evolution of geographic information systems towards the web services model has motivated development of interoperable monitoring systems on various spatial levels and in different societal benefits areas. The focus of this study is on presentation of implementation of interoperability arrangement in EuroGEOSS framework on Drought management centre for South-eastern Europe (DMCSEE). Interoperability arrangements are offering drought community broad range of possibilities for advanced monitoring of spatial and temporal development of drought occurrence. The case of development and implementation of interoperability arrangements in DMCSEE architecture is quite indicative for a large number of spatial monitoring systems in South-eastern Europe (SEE) because it is addressing problems connected with big differences in development of drought monitoring systems in the region, inefficient meteorological observing network and semantic barriers in multilingual Balkan Peninsula.