The Integrated Observations Interagency Working Group (ObsIWG) facilitates the exchange and coordination of observations capabilities and observation technique-related research relevant to climate and global change within USGCRP’s member agencies. The ObsIWG provides a forum for discussion, coordination, and implementation of integrated observational and monitoring capabilities for climate and related global change. ObsIWG serves as a resource on observational activities and progress for USGCRP and member agency activities and coordinates with other relevant interagency organizations related to observations and data.
The scope of the ObsIWG includes the comprehensive observational system needed to meet climate science research and monitoring requirements, and includes satellite-based observations and in situ observations (airborne, ground-based, and ocean-based, and including systematic human observations) in the terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric domains.
Coordination strategies developed are relative to the comprehensive climate observational system, not only to those portions covered by the USGCRP budget, and reflect external coordination with international organizations and partners.
Developing an annual compendium of federal Earth observation activities
Initiated the monthly Earth Observations in a Changing Climate Seminar Series, which highlights many of today’s pressing environmental questions and issues that can only be addressed using high-quality Earth observations, with emphasis on collaboration across federal agencies. See Resources below for seminar materials.
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