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WG5 on capacity building, knowledge exchange, and coordination

WG5 manages internal communication, knowledge exchange and capacity building. It is also in charge of coordinating Working Group cross-activities, identifying possible synergies and thus maximizing the Actions impact.
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Activity 1

Fostering internal communication

  • T5.1. Establish Action’s communication channels. Create an open community platform using GitHub and the github-pages feature, which will be managed by a small governance panel of the Action members that handle the contributions which can be submitted by everybody (CBO1, 4).
  • T5.2. Moderating short online Action conferences (e.g. 2 hours, 3 contributions + discussion) on a quarterly basis to facilitate knowledge exchange between the groups and experts in different fields (wireless communication, hydrology, meteorology) (CBO1, 2).
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Activity 2

Coordinating collaboration

  • T5.3. Tracking the progress of WGs, identifying bottlenecks in Action’s progress and cross-activities with synergistic effects (e.g. between data and method development) (CBO1).
  • T5.4. Collecting OS related research challenges identified by other WGs. Tracing and documenting opportunities for new opportunistic sensors and techniques and evaluating their potential for precipitation and weather monitoring. (RCO10, CBO1).
  • T5.5. Connecting experts (individual research groups) with the potential to address new research challenges identified during the course of the Action and/or challenges that could be addressed thanks to progress in OS. Identifying international research calls suitable for addressing these challenges and coordinating preparation and submission of joint research proposals in international calls (RCO10).
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Activity 3

Coordinating networking

  • T5.6. Coordinating Short-Term Scientific Missions with a focus on ITC and NNC countries and announcing opportunities for other non-COST fellowships (CBO5-7) Coordinate Workshops and the Final Conference in terms of their content (RCO7, CBO5,7)

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WG1 is focused on improving availability of well-documented OS historical and operational data and definition of benchmark datasets.
WG2 l coordinates comparison and homogenisation of methods needed for operationalisation of OS precipitation observations with focus on i) automated quality control, ii) fast processing, and iii) uncertainty assessment.
WG3 coordinates the research agenda on merging different types of OS with each other and with traditional observations. It will coordinate the creation of OS precipitation products in historical and operational mode and their application in weather and hydrological forecasts.
WG4 coordinates stakeholder involvement and communication with external stakeholders, the scientific community, and the broader public. It develops strategies for unlocking OS data and their uptake through stakeholder engagement.