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Assessment of Current State of Knowledge to Determine Best Technical Approach

Research the existing literature to find what is already understood about the issue and identify the type of datasets required to further that understanding. Are the relevant questions best addressed through field testing? Are there faster, easier, or less expensive ways to answer the questions? Based on the current knowledge, what are the remaining gaps? What are the estimated benefits of resolving these gaps? What are the options for addressing the gaps identified above? Which approaches have the most chance of success?