Stakeholder agree that identifying the Essential Arctic Variables and improving data exchange are key aspects towards implementing a sustainable Arctic Observing System
Almost 30 external stakeholders and project participants took part in the 1st INTAROS stakeholder workshop, hosted by INTAROS partner EuroGOOS in Brussels on May 5th. The objective of the workshop was to review and update the requirements for observational data in the Arctic in the range of thematic areas being addressed by the project. Furthermore, the workshop looked at options around the development and operation of long-term observing systems. The outputs from the workshop will form part of the contribution to the development of the Initial Requirements report, currently under development.
In summary the high level conclusions from the workshop were:
There will be a series of follow-up workshops organised by INTAROS addressing specific stakeholder groups for operational services such as weather and ice forecasting, fisheries, shipping, oil and gas, tourism and climate research. All these stakeholder groups need more observational data from the Arctic.
10 May 2017