A key to the success of the UK-EOF is to build and unite disparate groups including, funders, expert scientists, policy makers and engineers who plan, undertake and /or use the results of observations. The Stakeholders of the framework are wider than the UK-EOF membership and include industry and non-governmental organisations, thus ensuring that all UK expertise and resources are encompassed.
The UK-EOF is working with organisations to help them make informed decisions and improve understanding of the contribution that they make towards the 'suite of evidence' collected to fulfil the UK's requirements for observations.
In the current economic climate the importance of collaboration and the identification of opportunities to discuss efficiencies to maximise value for money has increased. The UK-EOF is therefore working to:
- Provide strategic input and support in the development of efficiency options and prioritisation with for example, NERC, the Defra Network and the Marine Science Coordination Committee.
- Act as the neutral space to conduct bilateral discussions between organisations.
- Provide input on observation programmes and current activities for the LWEC Flooding strategy.
- Assist members of the Management Group in the implementation of the UK-EOF tools
- Increase both recognition and value of longer term observation activities amongst funders, users and potential users.
In addition a Data Advisory Group, whose members span across the data community, has been set up to provide advice and input on the Data Initiative.
As decided in the inaugural workshop, consultations on the outputs or uptake of results will be targeted in relation to the issue as appropriate. However this relies on the community to be proactive and tell us if you want to be involved and how.
The UK-EOF will engage with the wider community via newsletters, this website and workshops.
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