The Svalbard integrated Earth Observing System (SIOS)
Establish in and around Svalbard an upgraded and world class regional observing system, based on already existing research infrastructure and excellence, and guided by an Earth System Science (ESS) perspective.
Develop governance, coordination and integration of the distributed research infrastructure on the basis of "Best Practice" management principles.
Elaborate and manage a joint strategy for optimize, further upgrade, the research infrastructure, thus providing guidance and advice for national plans.
Establish a Joint operational Knowledge Center through which provide relevant core services (Data, Access, Logistics, Knowledge) to the research community and stakeholders.
Promote a culture of openness and stimulate ”best practice” with respect to and sharing of data, in coherence with Principles and Practices for Arctic Data Management adopted by IASC.
Address key ESS questions mainly relating to processes acting on annual to decadal timescales (SIOS core activities).
Build close cooperation and coordination with other ESFRI projects with Arctic nodes, existing regional research networks in the European Arctic and pan-arctic initiatives.
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