DAPS scientific goals

Reviewing, training and broadening

As many activities have been undertaken recently, a first goal of the working group is to describe the state of the field, identifying gaps and synergies. On the basis of the available examples, a second goal is then to expand data assimilation activities where they are not yet applied while the method offers a generalized framework potentially useful in nearly all the domains. This would require training activities and interactions between scientists to identify the best opportunities for collaboration.

Methods development and validation

From the conclusion of the review step, several examples will be selected and further developed to illustrate the power of the method and provide practical applications. A versioned code repository will be encouraged to facilitate joined activities, developments by new users and method intercomparisons.