This is the summary report from the Polar Science and Advanced Networking workshop held April 24-26, 2003, and sponsored by the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs (OPP) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). "In order to begin a dialog among researchers to identify problems, discuss solutions, and explore innovative usage of various communication technologies, this Polar Science and Advanced Networking workshop brought together an interdisciplinary group of scientists and engineers with backgrounds in Polar research and advanced networking. All heavily rely on various combinations of Internet connectivity and remote sensing either in the field or at established stations. During the workshop common problems (Section 2.4) and possible solutions (Section 6.8) were identified and discussed. Surprisingly, the consensus of the members was that existing off-the-shelf technologies were adequate to solve these problems. Chapter 7 is a distillation of the findings of the workshop."
University of Maine Homeland Security Lab: http://homeland.maine.edu/papers_reports.htm