Community Air Quality Data Systems Strategy

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Introduction and Purpose[edit | edit source]

Refine Air Quality Data System Vision and Goals[edit | edit source]

Continue communications started at the data summit[edit | edit source]

  • Improved system interoperability and efficiencies
  • Reducing redundancies
  • Increase awareness of existing systems

Solicit Advice on Data System Evolution and Assessment[edit | edit source]

Advise EPA and other organizations on Air Quality Data System IT Issues[edit | edit source]

Process for moving forward[edit | edit source]

  • Conference calls, wiki, etc.

Typical Applications of Data Systems[edit | edit source]

Data systems needs to be designed to support both current as well as unknown future applications. Typical current applications are listed below. However, there is an outstanding question: What do we mean by 'End Users' of data systems? Tech-savy analysts who manipulate the data? Domain expert analysts who interpret and analyze the data? Policy/management analysts who interpret data for policy/management decision-makers? Management decision makers themselves?

Models, Forecasting & Reanalysis[edit | edit source]

Emissions[edit | edit source]

Status, Trends, Pollutant Characterization[edit | edit source]

Public Health Applications[edit | edit source]

Assessments[edit | edit source]

(Accountability, Policy Support, Monitoring Networks, NAAQS Dev/Implementation)

Current Information Systems[edit | edit source]

Inventory of Current Air Quality Data Providers[edit | edit source]

Inventory of Data Enabling or Hub Systems[edit | edit source]

Mapping system connections and communications (based on 2 and 3)[edit | edit source]

  • Spreadsheet (S. Falke’s) matrix and schematic(s) of system inflows and outflows
  • Tabular condensing of system attributes

Desired Characteristics of Air Quality Data Systems[edit | edit source]

Data Systems Architecture[edit | edit source]

Recommended Interoperability Approach Protocols[edit | edit source]

Preferred Data Manipulation and Visualization Attributes[edit | edit source]

Data System Governance and Sustainability[edit | edit source]

Assessment of System Strengths and Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Compare systems with attributes defined in (5)

EPA systems assessment[edit | edit source]

External[edit | edit source]

Early near term opportunities[edit | edit source]

  • EPA AMI IT cyberinfrastructure proposal
  • HEI second stage
  • Internal EPA

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