The NDACC recognizes the importance of scientific cooperation with independently operating regional, hemispheric, or global measurement and analysis networks whose heritage and capabilities were developed external to NDACC. These networks often have set up their own quality assurance guidelines, operational requirements, and data archiving policies, and independent national or international recognition. Rather than attempting to bring an interested external network under the NDACC umbrella as an operational component, it has been more practical and appropriate to designate such a network as an “NDACC Cooperating Network”. The desired collaborative measurement and analysis activities can thereby be fostered through mutual data access and mutual steering group representation. A protocol for Cooperating Network affiliation can be found here.
The following independent networks have finalized agreements with NDACC for scientific collaboration as NDACC Cooperating Networks.