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The Air Quality Work Group will be meeting on '''Friday''', January 6 during the ESIP 2012 Winter Meeting.
 
  
= Remote Participation =
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* [http://commons.esipfed.org/taxonomy/term/464#overlay-context=schedule/Winter%2520Meeting%25202013  Winter 2013 Meeting Schedule]
== GoTo Meeting ==
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* [[Air_Quality_Work_Group | Air Quality Work Group]]
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* [[GEO_AQ_CoP | GEO AQ CoP]]
  
=January 6 Friday=
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== Presentations and Notes from Breakout Sessions ==
===8:30-10:00 Eastern===
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'''ESIP Air Quality Working Group (AQWG) and GEO Air Quality Community of Practice (AQCoP)'''<br>
 +
Session Facilitator: Ann Keane, NOAA<br>
 +
Session Notes: Greg Frost, CU/NOAA<br>
  
==== Welcome, Introduction and Overview (5-minutes)====
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
  
====In-depth Discussion Topics ====
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'''SESSION 1''' 8:30-10:00 GMT-5
TBD
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(Also see notes at http://commons.esipfed.org/node/731)
  
=== Notes from Session ===
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'''SESSION 2''' 10:30-12:00 GMT-5
 +
 
 +
'''SESSION LEAD:''' Ann Keane (NOAA)
 +
 
 +
'''SESSION 1 PARTICIPANTS'''
 +
 
 +
''In-person'': Richard Eckman, Stefan Falke, Greg Frost, Rudy Husar, Ann Keane, Terry Keating, Chris Lynnes, Kelly Monteleone, Erin Robinson
 +
 
 +
''Remote'': Jennifer Davis, Claire Granier, Praveen Noojipady, Martin Schultz, Uma Shankar, Wenli Yang
 +
 
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'''SESSION 2 PARTICIPANTS'''
 +
 
 +
''In-person'': Richard Eckman, Stefan Falke, Greg Frost, Rudy Husar, Ann Keane, Terry Keating, Ken Keiser
 +
 
 +
''Remote'': Zac Adelman, Sarav Arunachalam, Steve Keppler, Martin Schultz, Uma Shankar
 +
 
 +
 
 +
'''INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS'''
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----
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=== '''Stefan Falke''' - [[media:Falke_Air_Quality_Working_Group_update.pdf | History and Work of ESIP AQ Cluster/WG]] ===
 +
'''Stefan Falke''': ''Overview of ESIP AQWG'' - link to Stefan PPT <br>
 +
**AQ Cluster has connected lots of data systems and programs, through efforts like DataFed
 +
**Need to figure out what’s still operational in this network
 +
**Timeline of AQ Cluster, AQWG, GEO AQCoP activity
 +
**ESIP Clusters meant to be short term. As interest and goals become longer term, AQ Cluster became AQWG
 +
**As AQWG, group involved with ESIP activities, governance, eligible for support, etc
 +
**Stefan ran logistics for AQWG during much of its history
 +
 
 +
=== '''Erin Robinson:''' The Role of ESIP ===
 +
**ESIP AQWG presented themselves to GEOSS as self-organized grouping
 +
**ESIP AQWG loaded in AQ datasets, built interoperable systems, contributed to best practices collection
 +
**Neutral space for coordination and interaction
 +
**Bringing together people at technical practitioner level
 +
**Support technical infrastructure for science applications
 +
**Provide virtual interaction as well as human interaction
 +
**ESIP critical to AQCoP functions
 +
 
 +
=== '''Rudy Husar''': [[media:120108 ESIP GEO AQCOP.pptx | ‬Introduction to GEO AQ CoP]]===
 +
**AQCoP Regional Clusters for North America, Europe, India
 +
**ESIP wiki provides workspace for AQWG & AQCoP
 +
**Tour of ESIP GEO AQCoP workspace
 +
**Goal is an interoperable AQ Data Network (ADN)
 +
**ADN Solta 2011 Meeting: connect the connectors to create a network
 +
**[[media:120108 ESIP AQ Data Network.pptx | AQ Data Network (ADN)]]
 +
**[[media:120108 ESIP DataFed.pptx | DataFed, a node of ADN]] - is an implementation of the GEOSS data sharing paradigm
 +
 
 +
==='''Martin Schultz''' – ''[[media:Schultz_esip_20130110.pdf | European Perspectives on AQCoP; JOIN]]''===
 +
(See Schultz presentation file)
 +
*AQCoP/ADN issues:
 +
**1st meeting - Solta
 +
**2nd meeting - Dublin
 +
** 3rd meeting - Mumbai
 +
**AQCoP mailing list – need to increase usage
 +
**Confusion on the European side about GEO AQCoP
 +
**Delineate better who is doing what, try to make that clear to EU folks
 +
**Continue series of workshops
 +
**Propose next workshop in Boulder this fall
 +
 
 +
*JOIN – Jülich OWS Interface
 +
**ECCAD data served up – example overlay ACCMP and PAN data from model
 +
**JOIN is ready for users as of week of January 7
 +
**Jülich test system still available until end of month
 +
**Next steps for JOIN:
 +
***Restructuring and public release of core code – can port to ECCAD, IAGOS groups, CIERA
 +
**Support: MACC, IGAS (Toulouse IAGOS data), EPA, FZ Jülich, EU, HTAP
 +
 
 +
*MACC requests of AQCoP (MACC = EU’s chemical forecasting effort):
 +
**Better user management
 +
**Direct linking to specific data sets and views
 +
**Consolidate metadata profile and publish metadata records – still working on best practice recommendations
 +
 
 +
*HTAP requests of AQCoP (HTAP = intercontinental pollutant transport model intercomparison exercise):
 +
**Geneva meeting in mid-March
 +
**Linkage to met.no server (new HTAP archive)
 +
**More model and data comparison tools
 +
 
 +
 
 +
==='''Claire Granier''' – ''ECCAD''===
 +
 
 +
*ECCAD portal = http://pole-ether.fr/eccad
 +
*ECCAD delivers emission inventories and ancillary data
 +
*Ether – European Earth Science network
 +
*Links to Julich server
 +
*Making the data useful to a broad community, simple to use tools
 +
*Next steps:
 +
**Include more GHGs, toxics
 +
 
 +
 
 +
==='''Greg Frost''' – ''[[Media:ESIP AQBreakout Frost 10Jan2013.pptx|Emissions Data Needs, Issues, and Interoperability from the GEIA Perspective]]''===
 +
 
 +
*GEIA portal = http://www.geiacenter.org/
 +
*Motivation for improving emissions data
 +
*Overview of GEIA’s mission and goals
 +
*Examples of GEIA activities, including ECCAD (http://pole-ether.fr/eccad) and CIERA (http://ciera-air.org/) portals
 +
*GEIA relies heavily on its partnership with AQCoP
 +
*Scientific and technical needs for improving access and analysis of emissions data
 +
*Suggest changing name of GEO AQCoP to “Air Quality and Atmospheric Composition CoP”
 +
 
 +
==='''Uma Shankar''' – ''UNC/CMAS Efforts''===
 +
(See Shankar presentation file)
 +
 
 +
*Support EPA capabilities for regional chemical transport modeling and emissions
 +
*Perspective and needs for delivering data to EPA and other US regulatory entities
 +
*Engage groups who provide various data sets for emission modeling (land cover, etc) in AQCoP
 +
**Data are distributed all over the place, but not connected right now
 +
*CMAS carries out its efforts through work assignments
 +
*Modeling platforms from OAQPS and what’s being done in ORD are not well connected
 +
 
 +
*Emission Modeling Framework database – Zac Adelman, Uma
 +
**EPA’s data could be made available through this database
 +
 
 +
*Recommends not duplicating efforts, and keeping CMAS involved, especially due to limited resources on US side
 +
 
 +
 
 +
==='''Terry Keating''' – ''[[ media:130110_Keating_EPA_comments.pdf | Issues of interest to AQWG/AQCoP ]]''===
 +
 
 +
*Bringing satellite data into AirNow
 +
 
 +
*HTAP
 +
**Example of why we need a GEOSS
 +
**Next meeting in Geneva, March 18-22, in conjunction with WMO’s 2013 conference
 +
**Details at http://www.htap.org/
 +
**Objectives:
 +
***Establish science, evaluations, analyses to be done in HTAP
 +
***Status of information infrastructure that’s been created for HTAP
 +
**Could expand Martin Schultz group’s system built for HTAP Phase 1
 +
**Modeling resources:
 +
***Data at Julich and met.no (AeroCom)
 +
***Ensemble system at JRC
 +
***Atmospheric Brown Cloud Asia
 +
***MICS Asia (Tokyo, China) – Asian modeling
 +
***RSIG – regional modeling exercises
 +
**Observations:
 +
***Surface – NILU (EBAS)
 +
***Aircraft – ATOM (NASA Langley)
 +
***Satellite – NASA GIOVANNI, Atmos Comp Portal
 +
**Emissions:
 +
***GEIA/CIERA – one platform to deliver HTAP emissions
 +
***ECCAD – another platform to deliver HTAP emissions; in process of modifying to accept information at higher resolution
 +
**Development of analysis tools that draw on these databases
 +
***Some work at DataFed, MACC to develop tools: this effort could be expanded
 +
 
 +
*North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation Climate Information System
 +
**CEC involves US, Canada, Mexico
 +
**CEC had a scoping project about this – decided to focus on emissions
 +
***identified need for web services approach to delivering these data
 +
**3 countries working on online database of GHG and BC emissions
 +
**Proposals due next week, select contractor by end of January, work done by end of July
 +
**Tri-national national-level database focused on GHGs, BC, and related emissions
 +
**Terry will connect contractor to AQCoP
 +
 
 +
*AQCoP Governance
 +
**Wiki discussion initiated
 +
**Recommend defining co-chairs, secretariat, steering body
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
==GROUP DISCUSSION==
 +
===Name of AQCoP===
 +
*Recommend that we include “Atmospheric Composition” in name
 +
*Need to let GEO know about this change
 +
*Alert ESIP?
 +
===AQCoP Governance===
 +
*Possible telecon to formalize the governance - early February?
 +
*Need some governance in place before we call another meeting of the AQCoP
 +
*In addition to “top-down” structure, need “bottom up” governance
 +
*Need technical committee to deal with network issues: data catalog, metadata…
 +
*Perhaps defining these tasks as working groups?
 +
*High-level umbrella steering group necessary for strategic planning and to secure resources
 +
*Need improved forum for communication and coordination
 +
*Suggestion to nominate 2 interim chairs or conveners to help organize meetings and coordinate efforts
 +
 
 +
== Proposed Agenda - Ann Keane & Community ==
 +
 
 +
=== Session1: January 10 8:30-10:00 GMT-5 ===
 +
* Introduction to the GEO AQ CoP - Rudy Husar
 +
 
 +
* 10 minute presentations on the current state of data services and data needs from
 +
** Juelich - Martin Schultz
 +
** DataFed - Rudy Husar
 +
** ECCAD - Claire Granier
 +
** NILU
 +
** NOAA - Ann Keane, [http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd/ogc/ciera WCS]
 +
** [[HTAP_Data_Network:_Background,_Status| GEO AQ Data Network: Servers and Clients on the Network; Catalog; Client-Server Data Flow]] - Rudy Husar
 +
** NOAA/Greg Frost
 +
** EPA/Terry Keating
 +
** UNC/Uma Shankar
 +
 
 +
* Discussion of [[GEO_AQ_CoP_Governance | CoP Governance]] and issues raised during the session.  To be continued in the second session.
 +
 
 +
Some of topics to cover might be:
 +
* what data is provided
 +
* what technologies are used
 +
* who is using the data for what
 +
* what difficulties have you encountered
 +
* what is needed for future development
 +
 
 +
=== Session2: January 10 10:30-12:00 GMT-5 ===
 +
 
 +
This session will cover issues raised in the first session.  Some potential topics:
 +
* Issues faced by modelers in accessing data services.
 +
* Issues of accessing data services
 +
* Issues of publishing data services
 +
* Existing metadata standards and conventions
 +
* Use cases for the existing services
 +
* Discussion of technologies for access to large data for various types of post-processing web services.  The IRODS group may be presenting at ESIP as well.
 +
* How to proceed with metadata data developments started in Dublin.
 +
* Discussion of the next versions of WCS and DAP.
 +
* Data conventions for distributing point data.
 +
* Data catalog registration and search access.  Does AQCoP need a faceted search i.e. [http://gcmd.nasa.gov/]?
 +
 
 +
The goal of these two sessions will be to gain a better understanding of how the community is
 +
working and what work needs to be done to meet the broader scientific priorities.
 +
 
 +
[[category:AQWG]]

Latest revision as of 16:03, January 21, 2013

Presentations and Notes from Breakout Sessions

ESIP Air Quality Working Group (AQWG) and GEO Air Quality Community of Practice (AQCoP)
Session Facilitator: Ann Keane, NOAA
Session Notes: Greg Frost, CU/NOAA

Thursday, January 10, 2013

SESSION 1 8:30-10:00 GMT-5 (Also see notes at http://commons.esipfed.org/node/731)

SESSION 2 10:30-12:00 GMT-5

SESSION LEAD: Ann Keane (NOAA)

SESSION 1 PARTICIPANTS

In-person: Richard Eckman, Stefan Falke, Greg Frost, Rudy Husar, Ann Keane, Terry Keating, Chris Lynnes, Kelly Monteleone, Erin Robinson

Remote: Jennifer Davis, Claire Granier, Praveen Noojipady, Martin Schultz, Uma Shankar, Wenli Yang

SESSION 2 PARTICIPANTS

In-person: Richard Eckman, Stefan Falke, Greg Frost, Rudy Husar, Ann Keane, Terry Keating, Ken Keiser

Remote: Zac Adelman, Sarav Arunachalam, Steve Keppler, Martin Schultz, Uma Shankar


INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS


Stefan Falke - History and Work of ESIP AQ Cluster/WG

Stefan Falke: Overview of ESIP AQWG - link to Stefan PPT

    • AQ Cluster has connected lots of data systems and programs, through efforts like DataFed
    • Need to figure out what’s still operational in this network
    • Timeline of AQ Cluster, AQWG, GEO AQCoP activity
    • ESIP Clusters meant to be short term. As interest and goals become longer term, AQ Cluster became AQWG
    • As AQWG, group involved with ESIP activities, governance, eligible for support, etc
    • Stefan ran logistics for AQWG during much of its history

Erin Robinson: The Role of ESIP

    • ESIP AQWG presented themselves to GEOSS as self-organized grouping
    • ESIP AQWG loaded in AQ datasets, built interoperable systems, contributed to best practices collection
    • Neutral space for coordination and interaction
    • Bringing together people at technical practitioner level
    • Support technical infrastructure for science applications
    • Provide virtual interaction as well as human interaction
    • ESIP critical to AQCoP functions

Rudy Husar: ‬Introduction to GEO AQ CoP

    • AQCoP Regional Clusters for North America, Europe, India
    • ESIP wiki provides workspace for AQWG & AQCoP
    • Tour of ESIP GEO AQCoP workspace
    • Goal is an interoperable AQ Data Network (ADN)
    • ADN Solta 2011 Meeting: connect the connectors to create a network
    • AQ Data Network (ADN)
    • DataFed, a node of ADN - is an implementation of the GEOSS data sharing paradigm

Martin Schultz European Perspectives on AQCoP; JOIN

(See Schultz presentation file)

  • AQCoP/ADN issues:
    • 1st meeting - Solta
    • 2nd meeting - Dublin
    • 3rd meeting - Mumbai
    • AQCoP mailing list – need to increase usage
    • Confusion on the European side about GEO AQCoP
    • Delineate better who is doing what, try to make that clear to EU folks
    • Continue series of workshops
    • Propose next workshop in Boulder this fall
  • JOIN – Jülich OWS Interface
    • ECCAD data served up – example overlay ACCMP and PAN data from model
    • JOIN is ready for users as of week of January 7
    • Jülich test system still available until end of month
    • Next steps for JOIN:
      • Restructuring and public release of core code – can port to ECCAD, IAGOS groups, CIERA
    • Support: MACC, IGAS (Toulouse IAGOS data), EPA, FZ Jülich, EU, HTAP
  • MACC requests of AQCoP (MACC = EU’s chemical forecasting effort):
    • Better user management
    • Direct linking to specific data sets and views
    • Consolidate metadata profile and publish metadata records – still working on best practice recommendations
  • HTAP requests of AQCoP (HTAP = intercontinental pollutant transport model intercomparison exercise):
    • Geneva meeting in mid-March
    • Linkage to met.no server (new HTAP archive)
    • More model and data comparison tools


Claire GranierECCAD

  • ECCAD portal = http://pole-ether.fr/eccad
  • ECCAD delivers emission inventories and ancillary data
  • Ether – European Earth Science network
  • Links to Julich server
  • Making the data useful to a broad community, simple to use tools
  • Next steps:
    • Include more GHGs, toxics


Greg FrostEmissions Data Needs, Issues, and Interoperability from the GEIA Perspective

  • GEIA portal = http://www.geiacenter.org/
  • Motivation for improving emissions data
  • Overview of GEIA’s mission and goals
  • Examples of GEIA activities, including ECCAD (http://pole-ether.fr/eccad) and CIERA (http://ciera-air.org/) portals
  • GEIA relies heavily on its partnership with AQCoP
  • Scientific and technical needs for improving access and analysis of emissions data
  • Suggest changing name of GEO AQCoP to “Air Quality and Atmospheric Composition CoP”

Uma ShankarUNC/CMAS Efforts

(See Shankar presentation file)

  • Support EPA capabilities for regional chemical transport modeling and emissions
  • Perspective and needs for delivering data to EPA and other US regulatory entities
  • Engage groups who provide various data sets for emission modeling (land cover, etc) in AQCoP
    • Data are distributed all over the place, but not connected right now
  • CMAS carries out its efforts through work assignments
  • Modeling platforms from OAQPS and what’s being done in ORD are not well connected
  • Emission Modeling Framework database – Zac Adelman, Uma
    • EPA’s data could be made available through this database
  • Recommends not duplicating efforts, and keeping CMAS involved, especially due to limited resources on US side


Terry Keating Issues of interest to AQWG/AQCoP

  • Bringing satellite data into AirNow
  • HTAP
    • Example of why we need a GEOSS
    • Next meeting in Geneva, March 18-22, in conjunction with WMO’s 2013 conference
    • Details at http://www.htap.org/
    • Objectives:
      • Establish science, evaluations, analyses to be done in HTAP
      • Status of information infrastructure that’s been created for HTAP
    • Could expand Martin Schultz group’s system built for HTAP Phase 1
    • Modeling resources:
      • Data at Julich and met.no (AeroCom)
      • Ensemble system at JRC
      • Atmospheric Brown Cloud Asia
      • MICS Asia (Tokyo, China) – Asian modeling
      • RSIG – regional modeling exercises
    • Observations:
      • Surface – NILU (EBAS)
      • Aircraft – ATOM (NASA Langley)
      • Satellite – NASA GIOVANNI, Atmos Comp Portal
    • Emissions:
      • GEIA/CIERA – one platform to deliver HTAP emissions
      • ECCAD – another platform to deliver HTAP emissions; in process of modifying to accept information at higher resolution
    • Development of analysis tools that draw on these databases
      • Some work at DataFed, MACC to develop tools: this effort could be expanded
  • North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation Climate Information System
    • CEC involves US, Canada, Mexico
    • CEC had a scoping project about this – decided to focus on emissions
      • identified need for web services approach to delivering these data
    • 3 countries working on online database of GHG and BC emissions
    • Proposals due next week, select contractor by end of January, work done by end of July
    • Tri-national national-level database focused on GHGs, BC, and related emissions
    • Terry will connect contractor to AQCoP
  • AQCoP Governance
    • Wiki discussion initiated
    • Recommend defining co-chairs, secretariat, steering body


GROUP DISCUSSION

Name of AQCoP

  • Recommend that we include “Atmospheric Composition” in name
  • Need to let GEO know about this change
  • Alert ESIP?

AQCoP Governance

  • Possible telecon to formalize the governance - early February?
  • Need some governance in place before we call another meeting of the AQCoP
  • In addition to “top-down” structure, need “bottom up” governance
  • Need technical committee to deal with network issues: data catalog, metadata…
  • Perhaps defining these tasks as working groups?
  • High-level umbrella steering group necessary for strategic planning and to secure resources
  • Need improved forum for communication and coordination
  • Suggestion to nominate 2 interim chairs or conveners to help organize meetings and coordinate efforts

Proposed Agenda - Ann Keane & Community

Session1: January 10 8:30-10:00 GMT-5

  • Introduction to the GEO AQ CoP - Rudy Husar
  • Discussion of CoP Governance and issues raised during the session. To be continued in the second session.

Some of topics to cover might be:

  • what data is provided
  • what technologies are used
  • who is using the data for what
  • what difficulties have you encountered
  • what is needed for future development

Session2: January 10 10:30-12:00 GMT-5

This session will cover issues raised in the first session. Some potential topics:

  • Issues faced by modelers in accessing data services.
  • Issues of accessing data services
  • Issues of publishing data services
  • Existing metadata standards and conventions
  • Use cases for the existing services
  • Discussion of technologies for access to large data for various types of post-processing web services. The IRODS group may be presenting at ESIP as well.
  • How to proceed with metadata data developments started in Dublin.
  • Discussion of the next versions of WCS and DAP.
  • Data conventions for distributing point data.
  • Data catalog registration and search access. Does AQCoP need a faceted search i.e. [1]?

The goal of these two sessions will be to gain a better understanding of how the community is working and what work needs to be done to meet the broader scientific priorities.