Friday, July 19, 2013

New Initiative Implementation Plan published covering 2013-2015

This afternoon we have published a new version of the Initiative over-arching Implementation Plan to cover the period 2013-2015. The document is available from here (pdf, 3.3 Mb).  The plan covers the following major aspects (amongst others):
  • Completion of first version databank release
  • Formulation of databank updates strategy including real-time updates and period of record updates
  • Work on metadata collection
  • Work on construction of a database of parallel (collocated) measurements 
  • Construction of the first set of benchmark analogs and their documentation
  • Development of assessment methods
  • Promotion of benchmarking activities and attempts to ensure multiple groups participate to realize the scientific benefits
  • Communications and outreach
  • Cooperation with other relevant activities
  • Creation of a working group concerned with dataset dissemination and user support
You are, of course, welcome to comment on any aspect of the plan here including things you think we are missing that we should be trying to cover (within the stated remit of the Initiative obviously).