SEARCH Science Steering Committee Meeting
5–7 November 2007
The Westin Grand (Washington Ballroom)
Washington, D.C.
Final Agenda

Monday, 5 November 2007
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome, Meeting Goal, Introductions (Including new SSC members)

Peter Schlosser
Chair, SEARCH Science Steering Committee
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

SEARCH Status, Recent Activities, and Future Needs

9:00 a.m. Introduction and Overview

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Peter Schlosser

Observing Change Activities

9:30 a.m. SEARCH Observing Change: Accomplishments and Activities (including AON), Emerging Scientific Needs, and Priorities for Coming Years

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Hajo Eicken, Panel Chair
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Understanding Change Activities

10:05 a.m. Overview of SEARCH Understanding Change: Emerging Activities and Community Priorities

John Walsh, Panel Chair (via teleconference)
University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Matthew Berman, Panel Co-Chair
University of Alaska Anchorage
10:35 a.m. BREAK

Responding to Change Activities

11:00 a.m. Overview of SEARCH Responding to Change: Emerging Activities and Community Priorities

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Jack Kruse, Panel Chair
University of Alaska Anchorage

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Maribeth Murray
Human Dimensions of Arctic Change (HARC) Core Office Director
11:30 a.m. Discussion: Community Priorities for Observing, Understanding, and Responding to Change Activities
12:15 p.m. Lunch Buffet (Dupont Room)

Implementing SEARCH through Multi-Agency Cooperation

1:30 p.m. Introduction to the Interagency Program Management Committee (IPMC)

Neil Swanberg
National Science Foundation Chair, IPMC
1:40 p.m. Discussion of AON Document from the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC)

Fae Korsmo
Staff Director, IARPC
National Science Foundation
2:10 p.m. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Arctic Focal Area

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Philip Martin
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
2:25 p.m. Monitoring Climate Effects in the Yukon River Basin

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Peter Murdoch
U.S. Geological Survey
2:40 p.m. NOAA Call for Planning of an ACCA II (Atmospheric and Cryospheric Change in the Arctic)

John Calder
3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:20 p.m. Meeting the Challenges of Real Change

Neil Swanberg
  • Consideration of challenges and opportunities facing implemented SEARCH
  • Oversight, coordination and integration of funded activities
  • Identifying needs to inform new solicitations
  • Converting research observations to operational ones
  • Deepening agency participation
  • Fostering international collaboration, cooperation and coordination
4:45 p.m. Wrap-up for Day and Action Items
5:00 p.m. Informational "Poster" Session and Reception:
This reception will provide an opportunity for agency representatives to highlight agency activities and for all SSC participants to exchange information and informally discuss various research and planning activities. Small tables will be available for agencies and other SSC participants to display reports, brochures, science publications, and other materials.
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Review of Monday's Discussions and Decisions, Today's Goal

International Activities

8:40 a.m. Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies (DAMOCLES) Activities

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Jean-Claude Gascard
Universit� Pierre et Marie Curie
9:05 a.m. Understanding Change Science: Results of SEARCH for DAMOCLES (S4D) Workshop on Coordinated Modeling Activities

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Andrey Proshutinsky
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
9:30 a.m. Discussion on SEARCH for DAMOCLES (S4D) Activities and Plans
10:15 a.m. BREAK
Planning for Future Implementation of SEARCH
10:45 a.m. Future Implementation of Observing Change: Strategy and Next Steps

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Hajo Eicken (OCP chair), Martin Jeffries (NSF), Agency Representatives
11:15 a.m. Future Implementation of Understanding Change: Strategy and Next Steps

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Matt Berman (UCP co-chair), Michael Steele (SSC), Agency Representatives
11:45 a.m. Future Implementation of Responding to Change: Strategy and Next Steps

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Jack Kruse (RCP chair), Maribeth Murray (HARC), Agency Representatives
12:30 p.m. LUNCH (On Your Own)
2:00 p.m. Visibility of SEARCH and Relationship to Related International (e.g., ISAC, DAMOCLES) and National (e.g., NSF ARCSS) Programs

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Peter Schlosser
5:00 p.m. Adjourn for the day

Data Management and Coordination

2:30 p.m. Activities of SEARCH Data Working Group and SEARCH Needs for Data Management

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Peter Schlosser

David McGuire (via teleconference)
Chair, Data Working Group
3:00 p.m. Discussion: Strategy for coordination among existing SEARCH-related data efforts (CADIS, IPY, ARCSS, etc.) and how to develop successful data management, archiving, and discovery activities for SEARCH science.
3:30 p.m. BREAK
4:00 p.m. International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC) Activities

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Maribeth Murray
ISAC Executive Director
University of Alaska Fairbanks
4:30 p.m. Restructuring plans for the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)

Jackie Grebmeier
University of Tennessee
5:00 p.m. Wrap-up for Day and Action Items
5:15 p.m. Adjourn for the Day
Wednesday, 7 November 2007
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Review of Tuesday's Discussions and Decisions, Today's Goal
8:45 a.m. Update on NASA Satellite Programs

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Seelye Martin
University of Washington
9:15 a.m. SEARCH for DAMOCLES: Next Steps

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Jean-Claude Gascard
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
SEARCH Community Science Planning
9:45 a.m. State of the Arctic Conference: Timing, theme, scope, sponsorship
10:30 a.m. BREAK
11:00 a.m. SEARCH Science Plan: Timing, scope, process for completion, coordination                       with ISAC science plan
11:30 a.m. SEARCH Project Catalog: Status and Next Steps
12:15 p.m. Lunch Buffet (Washington Ballroom)
12:45 p.m. SEARCH SSC Membership and Rotation
1:00 p.m. SEARCH Panels: Next Steps, Membership, and Other Panel Issues:
  • Observing Change Panel
  • Understanding Change Panel
  • Responding to Change Panel
1:15 p.m. Discussion of SEARCH Working Groups: Next Steps, Membership, and Other Working Group Issues:
  • Data Management Working Group
  • Paleoenvironment Working Group
  • Education and Outreach Working Group
1:45 p.m. Community Outreach Needs and Communicating SEARCH Science:
  • SEARCH Newsletter, Listserve, Website, other
  • Inter-Agency Communications and Coordination Needs, Activities
2:00 p.m. Wrap-up and Action Items
2:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns