CLEANER Workshop 2
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CLEANER Workshop 2
Summary Report

The second workshop on CLEANER was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 20-22, 2002. Approximately 54 individuals from 27 academic institutions and three government agencies and two private organizations were participants in the workshop, which was held in downtown Minneapolis at the Hyatt Whitney Hotel, near the campus of the University of Minnesota. The organizer and host for the workshop was Patrick Brezonik (Department of Civil Engineering and Water Resources Center, University of Minnesota), and the University’s Water Resources Center provided logistical arrangements for the workshop. The workshop had two main purposes: (i) refine and develop the concept of environmental field facilities (EFFs), a principal feature of the CLEANER concept, and (ii) bring together leaders in several fields to describe and discuss the technological advances on which development of CLEANER and its EFFs depends. These fields include sensor and field instrumentation, modeling, and cyberinfrastructure. The workshop thus consisted of a combination of presentations on these technological developments and informal “breakout” sessions in which workshop participants developed the concepts of EFFS for four types of environmental systems. In developing the concept of EFFs, participants in the breakout sessions were asked to consider two sets of questions, and the reports of the breakout groups loosely address these questions.

Summaries of presentations given during the formal workshop sessions can be accessed from the workshop schedule, and results from the four breakout sessions can be accessed from the EFF reports that also are listed in the workshop schedule.

 A meeting of the Path Forward group that followed after the workshop led to the decision that the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) should develop a symposium on the scientific and technological breakthroughs that are enabling the development of CLEANER and other related large-scale environmental research facilities. Plans for that symposium are now well advanced. Under AEESP sponsorship and in collaboration with other environmental science and engineering societies and government agencies, Frontiers in Assessment Methods for the Environment (FAME) will be held on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Financial support for the symposium is being provided by the National Science Foundation. A detailed announcement and call for papers can be found on the FAME Web site.

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