1. PO.DAAC UWG Members Gather in Pasadena, CA, for Annual Meeting

PO.DAAC UWG Members Gather in Pasadena, CA, for Annual Meeting

The Physical Oceanography DAAC (PO.DAAC) User Working Group (UWG) represents PO.DAAC community needs and provides recommendations for DAAC products and services.

PO.DAAC UWG meeting attendees
The PO.DAAC UWG meeting was attended by 10 of the 12 UWG members along with representatives of the ESDIS Project. Representatives from NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., participated by telecon. PO.DAAC image.

NASA’s Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) held its annual User Working Group (UWG) meeting April 12-13 in Pasadena, CA. The PO.DAAC UWG represents the interests of NASA’s physical oceanography user community by providing recommendations covering a broad range of topics related to PO.DAAC systems, services, and capabilities. The UWG typically provides advice on:

  • Prioritization and pursuit of new data holdings
  • Mechanisms to enhance user access to data
  • Levels of support provided by PO.DAAC to the user community
  • Research and development in support of product prototyping and generation
  • Science requirements and capabilities

PO.DAAC UWG members were pleased with the progress made over the past year. A final report laying out recommendations for future activities will be issued in a few months.

Located at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA, PO.DAAC is one of 12 Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project DAACs, which are part of NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). PO.DAAC is the home for data and related information pertaining to the physical processes and conditions of the global oceans, including measurements of ocean winds, temperature, topography, salinity, circulation and currents, and gravity.

Last Updated: May 3, 2017 at 1:39 PM EDT

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