Next Steps

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Mapping Next Steps


  1. Meeting report out by 3/7/08
  2. Establish ad-hoc advisory committee sampled from this group (6-15), [with reporting to larger community]
  3. EPA AMI/GEOSS Keating short term systems RFA
  4. Scoping out data vision and plan: preferred future
    1. Includes user communities and system objectives
    2. Includes rules in terms of data standards and interface protocols
    3. Includes explicit chaining connections

Multiple levels involved

Larger community: wiki advisory committee; community wide report include:

  • inventory of systems
  • opportunities for leveraging
  • initial perspectives on inefficiencies
  • recommendations on formatting and access conventions
  • costs of participating in community systems (e.g., monitoring meta data)
  • assessment (relative strengths and weaknesses of systems)

Federal agency

  • reviewing partnerships, especially EPA, NASA, NOAA ad hoc to date, data are a natural NASA has been major catalyst (Data Fed, ESIP)..FMGAQ
  • role of U.S GEO…..who is guiding who here


  • EPA integration systems are immature
  • Management and coordination issues galore
  • Assessment of systems??? run rampant…redundancies and inadequacies
  • Chet/Rich…deliver recommendations/briefing to OAR/OEI and ORD management…illustrate redundancies, lack of coordination, blunt assessment
    • At a minimum remove barriers and provide incentives for responsibility in community framework
    • Challenging the single client concept
  • Closer to home….cost of being in a community (e.g., monitoring group improving meta data, especially site representativeness for model evaluation)
  • Ask IG to assess epa air data systems 
  • Or ..perform an objective assessment, system costs, user frequency, surveys…


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