• SEARCH Science Steering Committee Meeting

  • 28–30 October 2008
  • Hilton Arlington Hotel
  • Arlington, Virginia
  • Final Agenda
  • Last updated: 11/03/08
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.

Welcome, Meeting Goal, Introductions

  • Peter Schlosser
  • Chair, SEARCH Science Steering Committee
  • Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Neil Swanberg
  • Chair, Interagency Program Management Committee (IPMC)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

SEARCH Overview and Science Highlights

8:45 a.m.

Overview of SEARCH Activities and Highlights on Environmental Arctic Change Science

9:15 a.m.

Science Highlight: Paleo Perspectives on Environmental Arctic Change

  • PPT (Presentation: 15 MB - PPT)
  • Konrad Hughen
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
10:00 a.m. BREAK

Overview of Observing, Understanding, and Responding to Change Activities and Needs

10:25 a.m.

SEARCH Responding to Change Presentation:
Wildlife Response to Environmental Arctic Change (WildREACH)

  • PPT (Presentation: 750 K - PPT)
  • Jim Zelenak
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
11:00 a.m.

SEARCH Observing Change: Activities, Priorities, and Needs

  • PPT (Presentation: 160 K - PPT)
  • Craig Lee
  • Observing Change Panel (OCP)
11:45 a.m.

Overview of SEARCH Understanding Change Priorities and Needs

  • PPT (Presentation: 649 K - PPT)
  • Matthew Berman, Panel Co-Chair
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • John Walsh, Panel Co-Chair
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
12:30 p.m. Lunch Buffet
1:30 p.m.

Bering Ecosystem Study (BEST) / Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (BSIERP): Understanding Ecosystem Processes in the Bering Sea

  • PPT (Presentation: 4 MB - PPT)
  • Sue Moore
  • Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA

Implementing SEARCH through Multi-Agency Cooperation

2:00 p.m.

Overview of Interagency Program Management Committee (IPMC) Activities

  • Neil Swanberg
  • Chair, IPMC
  • National Science Foundation

Each IPMC agency is invited to address the following questions, focused on agency activities, priorities, and plans for implementing SEARCH through multi-agency cooperation:

  1. What are the recent or current activities your agency has undertaken that it considers a contribution to SEARCH?
  2. What future activities does your agency have planned that may serve as a contribution to SEARCH?
  3. What does your agency view as the key priorities, needs, or next steps for multi-agency cooperation, towards full implementation of SEARCH?
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Neil Swanberg
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Kathy Crane
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • No representative attended
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Igor Krupnik
  • Department of the Interior (DOI)
  • Mike Tranel
3:30 p.m. BREAK
  • Department of Defense (DOD)
  • No representative attended
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • No representative attended
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • PPT (Presentation: 14 MB - PPT)
  • Luis Tupas
  • U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC) (IPMC observer)
  • Kathy Farrow
  • Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC)
  • No representative attended
4:15 p.m.

Discussion on SEARCH Agency Activities, Priorities
and Next Steps for Multi-Agency Cooperation

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn for Day

Wednesday, 29 October 2008
8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

SEARCH-Related International Activities

8:15 a.m. Review of Tuesday's Discussions, Today's Goal
8:20 a.m.

International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC) Activities and Plans

  • Peter Schlosser
8:45 a.m.

ArcticNet Activities and Plans

  • PPT (Presentation: 20 MB - PPT)
  • David Barber
  • University of Manitoba
9:15 a.m.

Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON)

  • PDF (Presentation: 115 K - PDF)
  • Martin Jeffries
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:20 a.m.

Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies (DAMOCLES): Highlights from the 2008 Field Season and Future Activities

  • PPT (Presentation: 111 K - PPT)
  • Jean-Claude Gascard
  • Universit� Pierre et Marie Curie
  • (Via phone)
10:45 a.m.

Russian and Asian Arctic Activities

  • PPT (Presentation: 6 MB - PPT)
  • Larry Hinzman
  • International Arctic Research Center (IARC)
11:00 a.m.

Discussion: International Activities and Coordination Relevant to SEARCH

12:00 p.m. Lunch Buffet
Next Steps in SEARCH Observing, Understanding, and Responding to Change Activities:
1:30 p.m.

Discussion: Next Steps in Implementation of Observing Change

  • Craig Lee, agency representatives, others
2:00 p.m.

Discussion: Next Steps in Implementation of Understanding Change

  • Matt Berman (UCP co-chairs), agency representatives, others
2:30 p.m.

Discussion of SEARCH and ARCSS Program coordination

  • Josh Schimel
  • ARCSS Committee Chair
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • Peter Schlosser
3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:15 p.m.

Discussion: Next Steps in Responding to Change

  • Peter Schlosser, agency representatives, others
3:30 p.m.

SEARCH Community Science Planning Activities

  • State of the Arctic Conference: Timing, theme, scope, sponsorship
  • Plan for updating the SEARCH Science and/or Implementation Plan
  • Other items, as needed
4:45 p.m.

Wrap-up for Day and Action Items

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, 30 October 2008
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.

Review of Wednesday's Discussions and Decisions, Today's Goal

SEARCH Community Science Planning Activities

8:45 a.m. SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook: Recommendations for a 2009 Sea Ice Outlook.

SEARCH SSC and Panel Membership

9:30 a.m.

SEARCH SSC Membership and Rotation

10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:40 a.m.

OCP, UCP, RCP Membership

11:15 a.m.

Update on Data Working Group Status and Activities

  • Dave McGuire
  • Chair, SEARCH Data Working Group
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • (Via phone)
11:30 a.m.

Other topics, as needed

11:45 a.m.

Wrap-up, Reminder of Action Items

12:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourns