Air Quality Break-out, ESIP 2010 Summer Meeting

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The Air Quality Workgroup will be meeting on Wednesday and Thursday during the ESIP Summer Meeting.

Remote Participation

Dial-in Information:

Phone: 866-489-0573 (US, Canada, VOIP); 205-354-0149 (international) Meeting Code: *2279431*


Meeting Number: 731 616 340

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July 21, Wednesday

1:15-2:45 Eastern

Welcome, Introduction and Overview (5-minutes)

New Projects (20-minutes)

  • CyAir - Cyberinfrastructure for Air Quality Management

Funded Networking Projects Updates (5-min each)

  • CEOS AC Portal
  • Giovanni
  • RSIG
  • AIRNow
  • HTAP Network
  • DataFed
  • others (please add to this list)

GEO-ESIP Community Activities (5 min each)

GEO AQ Community of Practice
AQ GEOSS Community Infrastructure

'Connectivity Matrix'

(scheduled break from 2:45-3:15 Eastern)

3:15-4:45 Eastern

Discussion Focus Areas (20min each)

  • Institutional and human factors challenges and opportunities in interoperability
  • Interoperability successes among projects and use/planned use of GEOSS AQ Community Infrastructure
    • Lessons learned and guidance that can be formulated for others to use in their implementations
    • Challenges and new approaches to implementing interoperability
    • Define next steps for interoperability testing among projects
    • update interoperability matrix
  • Virtual AQ Interoperability Standards Implementation Workshops: making them work for you
  • CyAir Reflections: Given discussion above: What does this mean for CyAir?

July 22, Thursday

11:00-12:00 Eastern

  • Outline next Interoperability Standards Implementation 'Virtual Workshops'
  • Define goals, scope and logistics for face-to-face/virtual AQ Interoperability Standards Implementation Workshop
    • Listing of current connected datasets (with monitoring of service performance)
    • Example of health performance on AQ uFIND - shows status of server (how many layers returned) and status of indiv. layer
  • Plans for GEO-VI Plenary Air Quality 'Showcase'

Ideas and Suggestions for Summer Meeting

  • Entire should be virtual - expect that more than half of participants might be remote.
  • Potential collaboration with the Tech workshops from Tuesday
  • Describe HTAP Network, ACP, other AQ projects by the way that they leverage AQ Community Infrastructure

  1. identifying and begin registering the emerging air quality data-as-services from the various projects e.g. (HTAP network; Atmp Comp Network, CyAir)
  2. using the ISO metadata for cataloging, discovery and finding the shared data resources
  3. agree on a few practical use cases for demonstrating interoperability and networking

We could also begin work on the

  • convention for metadata for understanding the observations (surface, satellite, model, emission...)
  • distributing the shared tools and methods (server, client, registration...)

A particular topic that would help GEOSS is a participatory discussion/feedback on the User Requirements Registry for air quality. A possible way to approach this is to ask the project representatives to identify their respective user requirements. I can provide more later..