Using Observation Networks to Advance Earth System Understanding: State of the Art, Data-Model Integration, and Frontiers
Participants have already been selected for this workshop.
Through a community process, this workshop will
- identify the current state-of-the-science to model physical, chemical and ecological processes at and below the Earth’s surface, its strengths, limitations and frontiers;
- advance data integration into future model frameworks across networks and sites, thinking specifically about continental scales; and
- further build integrative user communities.
User groups with experience or interest in using data from CZO, LTER, NEON, and ISMC for improved modeling of ecological and critical zone processes.
- Use experience and insights from established networks (LTER, CZO, and NEON) to develop long-term conceptual and numerical models.
- Raise process understanding and improve ability to make predictions of system trajectories by exploring opportunities and challenges for linking data and models within and across networks.
- Discuss establishment of a platform to help facilitate cross-network data-model linkage (see, for example, the ISMC website)
- Build new bridges between networks and user communities
- Publish paper(s) on frontiers and challenges in this area
- Prepare proposal(s) for follow-up grants and/or workshops
- Identify high-priority tools and functions for data-model platform(s)
Day 1 - Keynotes and lightning talks; focus on identifying key issues and scientific direction.
Day 2 - Breakouts to synthesize paths for key topics and frontier activities.
Day 3, morning - Bring together all breakouts and develop an action plan, which will likely include white papers, journal articles, and other engagement activities.
Day 3, afternoon - Reserved for attendees that wish to continue to work together.