The workshop is the first in a series of events under INTAROS to develop a Roadmap for building and maintaining sustainable Arctic observing systems. The objective of the workshop is to review and update the requirements for observational data in the Arctic in a range of thematic areas. Furthermore, the workshop will look at options around the development and operation of long-term observing systems. Satellite earth observation data, especially through meteorological missions and the new Copernicus programme, has secured long-term funding and is therefore relative sustainable. However, most of the in situ data collected in the Arctic are funded by research projects with 3 – 4 years duration and are therefore not necessarily sustainable.
This workshop is the first in a series of events under INTAROS to develop a Roadmap for building and maintaining sustainable Arctic observing systems. The workshop, which takes place on May 5th 2017 is being hosted by EuroGOOS, an INTAROS consortium member and will have 25 – 30 invited participants who are representatives from agencies, organisations, programmes and observing systems which are operating today and are expected to be drivers for sustainable systems in the future. The outcome of the workshop will be a report on the status of the present observing systems in the Arctic and requirements from key stakeholder groups for maintaining sustainable observing systems in the future.
28 April 2017