PARTICIPANT: Some international organizations still have contributing members who are not following those data policies. How can we provide incentives rather than simply just examples as we move forward? Are there lessons to be learned from other communities that have had success?

DR. HAYES: I will speak from a meteorological perspective. One of the challenges in our community is that ownership of the data is country dependent. The philosophy we use in the United States is not the same philosophy they use in Russia. It is more than data. It is how the government is organized and how they fund the services. While we may not feel a threat in the United States, the Russian Hydrometeorological Service does. You have to almost deal with those one at a time, country by country, and be willing to sit down and try to find a way to reduce the perception of threat.

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