Science Optimisation Advisory Group (SOAG)

Contact and secretary for SOAG: director@sios-svalbard.org

The SOAG directive is to

  • Support the SIOS Director in developing the science case for SIOS;
  • Advise the SIOS Director regarding prioritisation of ideas and initiatives for the observing system development considering scientific and societal relevance, feasibility and realism;
  • Advise the SIOS Director regarding prioritisation of proposed new services considering scientific and societal relevance, feasibility and realism;
  • Support SIOS in review processes for access and other programs that require scientific quality control.

The SOAG work programme for 2021

  • SIOS Infrastructure Optimisation Report
  • Prepare the call and evaluate proposals for the SESS report 2021
  • Prepare the call for access 2022 and evaluation of applications
  • Implementation of the recommendations from the SESS reports and core data
  • Identify prioritized topic the Science case workshop, an integrative subject like water cycle
  • Contribute to the final report of SIOS KC operational phase project
  • Create a roadmap for development
  • SIOS core data: Identify the needs to establish new measurements, protocols and measurement techniques and methods, update the list core data variables
  • Develop the SOAG work programme for 2022

Associated task forces

  • SIOS Infrastructure Optimisation Report
  • Access Call 2022 (in cooperation with RICC)
  • SESS report 2021 
  • Recommendations from the SESS reports

 

SOAG leader

  • Rune Storvold NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
    SOAG leader
  • Agata Zaborska Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Science
    SOAG vice-leader

SOAG members