Working Groups

SIOS-KC has established several working groups and committees in order to support the services offered to the SIOS community. These working groups and committees consist of representatives of the member institutions and carry out tasks given by the General Assembly or the Board of Directors. They also suggest the work programme for the different services.

Science Optimisation Advisory Group (SOAG)

Contact: 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.

SOAG members

  • Roland Neuber, Alfred Wegener Institute
  • Vito Vitale, National Research Council of Italy
  • Piotr Glowacki, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Pascal Morin, French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor
  • Sebastian Mernild, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
  • Hiroshi Miyaoka, National Institute for Polar Research, Japan
  • Lars Anders Breivik, Norwegian Meteorological Institute
  • Kim Holmén, Norwegian Polar Institute
  • Ole Jørgen Lønne, SIOS (Secretary)

The SOAG work programme

  • Develop the SESS report
  • Evaluation of pilot call applications
  • Evaluate funding possibilities from H2020
  • Develop the SOAG workplan for 2018

Associated task forces

There are currently no task forces associated with SOAG.

 

Research Infrastructure Coordination Committee (RICC)

Contact: logistics@sios-svalbard.org

The RICC directive is to:

  • Organise the operational relations between the SIOS activity programme and the partner facilities.

RICC members

  • H-C Hansson, Stockholm University (Leader)
  • Roland Neuber, Alfred Wegener Institute
  • Angelo Viola, National Research Council of Italy
  • Wlodzimierz Sielski, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Dominique Fleury, French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor
  • Cecilie Stenersen, Norwegian Meteorological Institute
  • Hiroshi Miyaoka, National Institute for Polar Research, Japan
  • Christina Pedersen, Norwegian Polar Institute
  • Fred Skancke Hansen, The University Centre in Svalbard
  • Inger Jennings, SIOS (Secretary)

The RICC work programme

  • Formalise and implement the SIOS Access Policy;
  • Develop and conduct a pilot access programme for SIOS facilities in conjunction with the pilot Observing System Programme;
  • Support the access programme through a pilot for logistical services;
  • Produce and update a first version of the SIOS research infrastructure catalogue based upon the D3.4: SIOS Infrastructure Optimisation Report (Preparatory Phase);

Associated task forces

There are currently no task forces associated with RICC.

 

SIOS Data Managment System Working Group (SDMS WG)

Contact: data@sios-svalbard.org

The SDMS WG directive is to:

  • Promote and enable
    • Ethically open access to data;
    • Norms of fair attribution and use of data;
    • Long term preservation of data;
  • Develop guidance material for the SDMS;
  • Facilitate the adoption and implementation of standards that will enable free, open and timely access to data;
  • Facilitate interoperability of data and systems as needed to support the needs of SIOS scientific community;
  • Establish expert groups to examine specific questions or coordinate the implementation of SIOS data management and sharing solutions;
  • Engage in relevant national, regional, global or discipline specific data management activities to ensure that SDMS activities are relevant, cost efficient and sustainable;
  • Coordinate the review of SIOS data management plans submitted by projects requesting access to the SIOS Infrastructure.

SDMS WG members

  • Angela Schaefer, Alfred Wegener Institute and French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor
  • Helen Peat, British Antarctic Survey
  • Angelo Viola, National Research Council of Italy
  • Lukasz Malarzewski, CPS US, Poland
  • Jyri Heilimo, Finish Meteorological Institute
  • Bartek Luks, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Marcin Wichorowski, Institute of Oceanography, Polish Academy of Science
  • Torill Hamre, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
  • Hironori Yabuki, National Institute for Polar Research, Japan
  • Stein Tronstad, Norwegian Polar Institute
  • Jie Zhang, Polar Research Institute of China
  • Peter Tunved, Stockholm University
  • Øystein Godøy, Norwegian Meteorological Institute and SIOS (Secretary)

The SDMS WG work programme

  • Development of SDMS documents
    • Acronyms and Concepts Document
    • Interoperability Guidelines Document
    • Use Case Document
    • System Requirements Document
    • Architecture Design Document
    • Implementation Plan putting institutional and personal responsibility on tasks
    • Operations Manual
    • Test Plan
    • Key Performance Indicators Document
  • Integration of contributing data centres
  • Improving functionality of the SDMS user interfaces

Associated task forces

There are currently no task forces associated with SDMS WG.

 

Remote Sensing Working Group (RSWG)

Contact: remotesensing@sios-svalbard.org

The RSWG directive is to:

  • Assess the status of the SIOS community’s satellite data requirements for Svalbard and the Arctic Ocean, and keep track of any relevant developments within the ESA-EC Copernicus programme;
  • Assess the SIOS community’s needs for producing specific remotely-sensed data sets and decide which SIOS partners will be generating these data products;
  • Work in step with the SIOS Data Management Service regarding the integration of the remotely-sensed data products in the SIOS web portal;
  • Work with the appropriate agencies to promote Svalbard as a Cal/Val site;
  • Serve as a forum where future research directions in Arctic satellite remote sensing are discussed.

RSWG members

  • Giovanni Macelloni, National Research Council of Italy
  • Malgorzata Blaszczyk, CPS US, Poland
  • Ali Nadir Arslan, Finish Meteorological Institute
  • Torill Hamre, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
  • Lars-Anders Breivik, Norwegian Meteorological Institute
  • Hironori Yabuki, National Institute for Polar Research, Japan
  • Stein Tronstad, Norwegian Polar Institute
  • Paul Glantz, Stockholm University
  • Olaf Krüger, University of Helsinki
  • Anna Maria Trofaier, SIOS (Secretary)

The RSWG work programme

  • Generate a Product Inventory Document (PID) in which remotely-sensed data products that are already available at each SIOS member institution are identified;
  • Integrate prioritised products for access via the SIOS web-portal in collaboration with the SIOS Data Management System (SDMS);
  • Generate a User Requirement Document (URD) that clarifies the SIOS needs for satellite data from the national ground segment (especially in relation to the Copernicus ground segment);
  • Establish a coordinated strategy for dedicated processing of satellite data and product development and identifying which products should be generated on an operational basis. This strategy will be lined out in a Product Processing Plan (PPP). Furthermore, the RSWG will encourage consistency across the produced data products to simplify the work for the SDMS.
  • Implement a pilot project on dedicated processing of satellite data within the domainspecific expertise of the RSWG.
  • Create an access programme for ground validation/verification of satellite products in consultation with the Research Infrastructure Coordination Committee (RICC).

Associated task forces

There are currently no task forces associated with RSWG.

 

Information Advisory Group (IAG)

 

Contact: information@sios-svalbard.org

The IAG directive is to:

  • Develop and implement a SIOS information policy that is approved by the GA;
  • Implement and maintain information channels to be used to provide information about SIOS-KC activities, the Observing System developments and SIOS-related activities within the member institutions – following the SIOS information policy;
  • Contribute to the information flow through the above mentioned channels;
  • Monitor networking possibilities, contribute to advertise SIOS in existing networks and seek collaboration with other initiatives;
  • Develop and maintain an outreach programme on SIOS-related activities with focus on the development and improvement of the Observing System.

IAG members

  • Kristina Baer, Alfred Wegener Institute
  • Vito Vitale, National Research Council of Italy
  • Wojciech Piotrowski, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Aude Sonnevile, French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor
  • Hiroshi Miyaoka, National Institute for Polar Research, Japan
  • Gunn Sissel Jaklin, Norwegian Polar Institute
  • Eva Therese Jenssen, University Centre in Svalbard
  • Christiane Hübner, SIOS (Secretary)

The IAG work programme

  • Develop a SIOS information policy;
  • Support the ongoing SIOS information activities;
  • Evaluate and improve the information dissemination of SIOS-KC activities, the Observing System developments and SIOS-related activities within the member institutions;
  • Further develop the SIOS web portal www.sios-svalbard.org.

Associated task forces

There are currently no task forces associated with IAG.