The development and operation of observing systems across Europe has been done uncoordinated following the needs and requirements of each member. Quite often within single systems there is significant variation in terms of quality between different operation phases. Considering the importance of observing systems and the substantial investment made until now, an important task of JERICO will be:
- to describe best practices in all phases of the system (pre-deployment test, maintenance, calibration etc)
- to adopt common methodologies and protocols
- move towards the harmonisation of equipment which will help in reducing maintenance and calibration costs. For this inter calibration tests and in-situ validation will be organised.