CLEANER and NSF's Environmental Observatories by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life

By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Water Science and Technology Board, Committee on the Collaborative Large-scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental Research (CLEANER)

Degradation of the nation's water assets threatens the overall healthiness of people and the functioning of usual ecosystems. to assist greater comprehend the motives of those antagonistic affects and the way they may be extra successfully mitigated, in particular in city and human-stressed aquatic platforms, the nationwide technological know-how origin (NSF) has proposed the institution of a Collaborative Large-scale Engineering research community for Environmental examine (CLEANER). This application would offer a platform for near-real-time and traditional facts assortment and research; enhance figuring out and prediction of techniques controlling large-scale environmental and hydrologic structures; support clarify human-induced affects at the surroundings; and aid determine more suitable adaptive administration ways to mitigate opposed affects of human actions on water and land assets. At NSF's request, the nationwide Academies undertook a overview this proposed software. the consequent file recommends that NSF continue with its making plans, implementation, and intra- and interagency coordination actions for this system, as a winning environmental observatory community may remodel the environmental engineering occupation and bring up its already substantial contributions to society.

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EPA’s Regional Environmental Monitoring Assessment Program (REMAP) is a research initiative aimed at helping to monitor and assess the status and trends of national ecological resources, including water quality. Also the EPA supports site-specific investigations such as in the Chesapeake Bay and Great Lakes. CLEANER is different from most of these other programs because it offers a large-scale focus on human-stressed environmental-hydrologic systems from the engineering perspective of identifying and evaluating innovative approaches to the solution of environmental problems.

The committee believes these criteria can be used to set priorities not only for the research activities associated with the environmental observatories, but also for the design of the environmental observatories themselves, including data to be collected and the characteristics of the associated cyberinfrastructure networks. The research results supported by data collected through CLEANER could lead to substantial advances in the environmental sciences and have measurable, positive effects on the environment.

How can one predict the fate and transport of pollutants in surface water and groundwater systems in the Everglades without measuring pollutant concentrations along with the water flows and volumes in those water bodies? Integration of laboratory and field-based investigations of the physical and socioeconomic sciences in the CLEANER program should fill major gaps in the environmental sciences. We need to address fundamental gaps in our understanding of the environment and how humans interact with it.

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