Arctic Observing Network Design and Implementation Workshop Planned
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The AON Design and Implementation (ADI) Task Force provides guidance to NSF, the scientific community, and others on how to achieve a well-designed and effective interagency Arctic Observing Network.
The Task Force will meet in July in Boulder, Colorado to develop a final Task Force report with recommendations for optimizing components of an international arctic environmental observing system, with emphasis on the U.S. AON. The report, which will be released this fall, will:
- Evaluate the implementation status of the Arctic Observing Network in relation to key science questions identified by the arctic research community;
- Evaluate promising methods to improve design and adaptation of observing system components through simulation experiments and other approaches; and
- Synthesize information on existing observing system components and design studies.
More information about the ADI effort is available at: http://www.arcus.org/search/aon/adi.