This is a highly interdisciplinary workshop aimed at bring multiple communities studying air-sea exchange and gas fluxes together to present and discuss recent advances in the field, as well as common aims, goals and challenges.
The ultimate aim of the workshop is to facilitate and accelerate the research and technology development necessary for an accurate evaluation of the air-sea flux of climate active gases. This will be done by identifying key challenges and opportunities and setting appropriate priorities for the scientific community and supporting and guiding agencies.
Specific aims of the workshop are:
Identifying key challenges facing the air-sea gas flux community:
- Maintaining the ship-based observing system.
- Maintaining the marine earth observation capability.
- Addressing remaining gaps in fundamental knowledge.
- Understanding and addressing the full set of uncertainties.
Identifying opportunities and setting priorities:
- The requirements of the climate science and policy communities.
- New Earth observation technologies and missions.
- New measurement techniques and opportunities for more autonomous measurements.
- New modelling and statistical techniques.
- The rapidly expanding capacity of cloud and other computing architecture.