SEARCH Science Steering Committee Meeting
29 November–1 December 2006
Hilton Arlington Hotel (Masters Ballroom)
Arlington, Virginia

Wednesday, 29 November 2006
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome, Overview and Introductions
Peter Schlosser
Chair, SEARCH Science Steering Committee
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
9:15 a.m. Update on NSF Arctic Sciences Division Activities
Simon Stephenson
9:30 a.m. Update on SEARCH and International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC)
Peter Schlosser
9:50 a.m. Interagency Program Management Committee (IPMC) Activities and Updates

Neil Swanberg, IPMC Representatives

10:25 a.m. BREAK
10:45 a.m. Updates on Related National Programs
  • Bering Ecosystem Study (BEST)
    William Wiseman, George Hunt
  • Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Program
    Neil Swanberg, Jennifer Francis
  • Freshwater Integration Study (FWI)
    Neil Swanberg, Jennifer Francis
  • Other relevant agency programs or efforts
    IPMC Representatives
Discussion: SEARCH coordination with national programs
11:30 a.m. Updates on Related International Programs
  • Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies (DAMOCLES)
    Peter Schlosser
  • Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxes (ASOF)
    Peter Schlosser
  • Second International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP II)
    Jackie Grebmeier
  • Other relevant programs or efforts

Discussion: SEARCH coordination with international programs

12:00 p.m. Lunch Buffet

Science Highlights/Talks on Each One of the SEARCH Implementation Areas:

1:30 p.m. Observing Change
Koni Steffen (Cryosphere)
Gus Shaver (Terrestrial)
2:30 p.m. BREAK
3:00 p.m. Understanding Change
Mark Serreze
4:00 p.m. Responding to Change
Larry Hamilton
5:30 p.m. Adjourn for Day
Thursday, 30 November 2006
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

International Polar Year (IPY) Planning and Implementation

9:00 a.m. Update on U.S. IPY Science Planning
Jackie Grebmeier and Larry Hamilton (Polar Research Board Members)
9:20 a.m. NSF IPY SEARCH Observing System Projects
Martin Jeffries
9:40 a.m. NSF IPY Education and Outreach Projects
Renée Crain
SEARCH Implementation
10:00 a.m. Existing Observing Change Components, Including New IPY Projects
Hajo Eicken
11:00 a.m. BREAK
11:20 a.m. Gaps in Implementation and Discussion of Implementation Priorities
Hajo Eicken, Matt Berman, Mark Serreze, Jack Kruse
1:00 p.m. Lunch Buffet
2:15 p.m. Further Development of the SEARCH Observing System
Peter Schlosser, Neil Swanberg, Martin Jeffries
3:00 p.m. Discussion of SEARCH-relevant IPY Projects and Potential Future Agency AO's (all agencies)
Neil Swanberg, IPMC Representatives
3:30 p.m. BREAK

Project Database/Assessment

3:50 p.m. Online Project Database Prototype
Wendy Warnick and ARCUS Staff

  • Criteria/method for identifying SEARCH projects
    Peter Schlosser
  • Functionality/use of online project list
    Wendy Warnick
5:00 p.m. Adjourn for the day
Friday, 25 May 2005
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. SEARCH Panels: Next Steps
Peter Schlosser, Hajo Eicken, Mark Serreze
9:45 a.m. SEARCH Working Groups: Next Steps
  • Data Management Working Group
    Dave McGuire
  • Education and Outreach Presentation
    Max Holmes
  • Paleoenvironment Working Group
    Konrad Hughen
    Peter Schlosser
  • Other ad hoc or standing working groups needed
    Peter Schlosser
10:30 a.m. BREAK
11:00 a.m. SEARCH Science Plan
  • Timing, scope, process for completion, coordination w/ISAC Science Plan (planned for summer 2007)
11:30 a.m. State of the Arctic Conference
  • Timing, theme, scope
12:00 p.m. Lunch Buffet
1:15 p.m.

Committee and Panel Rotation

  • SSC Membership and Rotation
  • Panel Membership and Rotation
  • Working Group Membership and Rotation
2:30 p.m. Wrap-up and Action Items
3:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourns