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Infrastructure needs describe infrastructure that is needed in order to collect observations or produce products that would help to meet requirements that are currently not met. Most often, a infrastructure need will be related to one or more requirements in the sense that the requirement depends on the observations/products provided by the infrastructure. Naming infrastructure needs requires careful considerations. On the one hand, a very general name (such as 'tide gauges') may leads to overlaps with infrastructure needs for the similar problems. On the other hand, a very specific name (e.g., 'tide gauges for tsunami detection') may lead to duplications for the same infrastructure and nearly identical characteristics for other requirements and/or applications.

The edit functions are described in detail in the Edit tutorials included in the General section for the Publish menue, specifically for the functions New, Edit/View all, Copy, Save, and Cancel.

Although Save will carry out a check for uniqueness, it is recommended to check the URR for similar or identical infrastructure need names before entering an anticipated new infrastructure need name into a blank form.

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