Parallel Session Discussion Questions
Each parallel session has been structured with open discussion time after the presentations. To get everyone thinking broadly before the meeting, below are a set of discussion questions to consider. These are simply starter questions to get our collective thinking process going; each set of parallel session co-chairs may modify these to best fit the parallel session topic.
1) What scientific or operational advances have been facilitated by the network(s) of Arctic observations?
2) What opportunities exist to address new science questions, operational challenges, or questions of Arctic communities through enhanced collaboration and a robust interagency observing system?
3) How have observing activities contributed to the science needs of mission agencies or stakeholders?
Arctic Observing Background Documents
Below is a list of documents relevant to Arctic Observing. This list is not comprehensive and is only meant to give a broad cross-section of the products that various organizations, agencies, and the research community has developed.
SEARCH Arctic Observing Reports and Documents: https://www.arcus.org/search-program/aon/products
IARPC 5-Year Plan (with a list of individual agencies’ priorities): http://www.iarpccollaborations.org/plan/introduction-and-background.html
USARC Goals and Objectives for Arctic Research (2015-2016): https://www.arctic.gov/reports_goals.html
Arctic Observing Summit 2013: Special Issue of the journal Arctic (2015): http://arctic.journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/arctic/index.php/arctic/issue/…
Polar Research Board AON Report (2006): http://dels.nas.edu/Report/Toward-Integrated-Arctic-Observing-Network/1…