Whitepaper #361 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: basic research; infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: solar physics; research tools and infrastructure.
We discuss the need for new strategies for data products and data assimilation techniques to support complex contemporary observations. We present a case study that highlights this need, and make recommendations including investments in approaches for data assimilation and multi-observations products and developing new data use paradigms and modernized data formats.