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Toward an Integrated Arctic Observing Network
the wheel to solve their arctic infrastructure problems with a coordinated pan-arctic approach. This latter approach could embrace the systems engineering paradigm that the private sector and NASA use to tackle complex multidisciplinary engineering problems.
Recommendation: The AON should support development, testing, and deployment of new sensors and other network-related technology. In parallel with recognizing the importance of systems engineering and instrument validation and calibration, this will require supporting (i) expert groups to track advances in technology that satisfy overarching network needs and (ii) centers of excellence and a technology incubator program to adapt and develop needed technology.17
See Chapter 6 for detailed implementation ideas that relate to novel technology.