2005 SEARCH SSC Meeting Agenda

30 November – 2 December 2005
Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge (Jade Room)
Fairbanks, Alaska

Wednesday, 30 November
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview

Peter Schlosser

Chair, SEARCH Science Steering Committee

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
8:45 a.m. Interagency Program Management Committee (IPMC) activities and updates

Neil Swanberg

Chair, IPMC

National Science Foundation

Updates on SEARCH and on ongoing related activities/programs

9:15 a.m. SEARCH Updates

Peter Schlosser, SSC chair

Hajo Eicken,
Observing Panel chair

Matt Berman,
Understanding Panel co-chair

Jack Kruse,
Responding Panel chair
10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:45 a.m.

Related National Programs:

  • Bering Ecosystem Study (BEST)
  • Freshwater Integration projects (FWI)
  • Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Program
  • Other relevant agency programs or efforts
11:30 a.m.

Related International Programs:

  • IPY
  • ISAC
  • ASOF
12:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:45 p.m.

Recent Climate Change in the Arctic

Larry Hinzman, University of Alaska Fairbanks

2:30 p.m. Arctic Ocean Change

Igor Polyakov, University of Alaska Fairbanks
3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:45 p.m. Human Dimensions: Current research and trends

Maribeth Murray, University of Alaska Fairbanks
4:30 p.m. Understanding the Arctic System: Is Social Science A Different Beast?

Jack Kruse, University of Massachusetts
5:00 p.m. Adjourn for the day
Thursday, 1 December 2005
SEARCH Implementation
8:30 a.m. Project List/Assessment
  • Criteria/method for identifying SEARCH projects
  • Functionality/use of online project list
9:30 a.m. Agency Announcements of Opportunity
10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC): Coordinating international

11:00 a.m. Data management needs and priorities
12:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:30 p.m. Panel activities: next steps
2:30 p.m. Working groups: establishment and function
3:10 p.m. BREAK
3:40 p.m. Updated SEARCH Science Plan: Goal, timing, content, process for completion
4:30 p.m. SEARCH Future: Long-term SEARCH goals
5:00 p.m. Adjourn for the day
6:00 p.m. Joint Toolik Field Station/SEARCH Reception at ARCUS Office
Friday, 2 December 2005

SEARCH Outreach Activities: Raising visibility and impact of SEARCH science

8:30 a.m. SEARCH Outreach: Goals, needs, and activities
9:00 a.m. State of the Arctic Conference

Committee and Panel Rotation

9:30 a.m. SSC and Executive Committee Membership and Rotation
10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:45 a.m. Panel Membership and Rotation
11:30 a.m. Working Group Membership and Rotation
12:15 p.m. Wrap-up and Action Items
12:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns