REMINDER: Call for Organizing Committee Nominations - NSF Arctic Research Support and Logistics Workshop

3 April 2013

Arctic Research Support and Logistics Workshop
National Science Foundation
7-9 October 2013
Washington, D.C.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 10 April 2013

To submit a nomination, please contact:
Kristina Creek, ARCUS

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Arctic Research Support and
Logistics (RSL) program is seeking nominations for the Organizing
Committee for an NSF-supported workshop on strategies and
recommendations for arctic research support and logistics.

The RSL program supports the field component of research projects as
well as activities that have benefits for the arctic research community: Services from the RSL
program are available to projects funded by science programs in the
Arctic Sciences Section and in some cases projects funded by other
programs at NSF and other agencies.

NSF conducted two previous planning processes to solicit guidance from
the research community on arctic research support and logistics needs,
with resulting reports in 1997 and 2003: These reports had major
impact on arctic research support; the 1997 report resulted in the
creation of the NSF RSL program and the 2003 report catalyzed
implementation of the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) and
the Arctic Observing Network (AON). Since the last report, the research
and research support landscapes have evolved considerably. As such, the
NSF RSL program is convening a workshop that gathers representatives of
the science community and agencies to discuss changing logistics support
needs due to current and emerging scientific developments. The resulting
report will provide recommendations on how science support resources
should be developed to best advance arctic science.

The workshop is planned for 2.5 days, 7-9 October 2013 in the
Washington, D.C. area and will be organized by the Arctic Research
Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS).

An Organizing Committee of about eight members will work with ARCUS and
NSF to: formulate the conference agenda and sessions, select speakers
and attendees, develop workshop materials, facilitate workshop
discussions, and prepare the final workshop report. The Organizing
Committee will meet via conference call, web meetings, and regular email
communication, and will receive travel support to the workshop. The
Committee will represent a broad range of perspectives, including
physical, natural, and social sciences; marine and terrestrial research
facilities and instrumentation; collaboration and networking strategies;
and information and data management.

To submit a nomination, please email the person's name, affiliation,
email and phone number, area of expertise, and a brief statement on why
the person is appropriate for the Organizing Committee. Self-nominations
are welcome.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 10 April 2013.

To submit a nomination, please contact:
Kristina Creek, ARCUS

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