US AON Tasks engage teams of subject-matter experts (SMEs) in order to identify specific actions to improve the underlying observing system and its value delivery through products and services. Tasks center on thematically-driven, mission-critical efforts linked to key products (e.g. Arctic Report Card) or services (e.g. Daily Sea Ice Forecast) that bring together one or more federal agencies, relevant partners and network users to identify issues and solutions.
The US AON Board, IARPC Principals, White House Office of Management and Budgets, agency-specific observing coordination offices (e.g. NOAA-NOSC) and the broader research and decision-making community are all considered relevant audiences for the findings of US AON Tasks.