SSC Meeting November 2010 - Agenda

  • SEARCH Science Steering Committee Meeting
  • 17 – 19 November 2010
  • The Westin Grand
  • Scott Room, Conference Level
  • 2350 M Street, NW, Washington, DC
  • Final Agenda
Time Event
Wednesday, 17 November
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.

Welcome, Meeting Overview, and Introductions

  • Hajo Eicken
  • Chair, SEARCH Science Steering Committee
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
8:45 a.m.

Visioning Overview

  • Susan Fox
  • Executive Director, ARCUS
9:00 a.m.

Development of Interdisciplinary Science Programs

  • Raymond Bradley
  • University of Massachusetts

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9:45 a.m.

Open Discussion and Questions

10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.

This 1.5-day session will result in a short draft document at the meeting that articulates a current SEARCH vision, goals, and objectives. Following this document, an implementation strategy and action plan will be developed. Questions that should be answered during this 1.5-day strategic planning session include:

  1. Define a clear long-term (5-year) vision for SEARCH with a short vision statement
    • What would a successful SEARCH look like in 5 years?
    • What is SEARCH? An umbrella structure to coordinate sets of projects, as a funding source to implement new scientific priorities, a structure and process that can synthesize ongoing research, etc.?
  2. Define and prioritize clear, tractable goals for SEARCH over a 5-year timeframe
    • What are goals for SEARCH for the next 5 years?
    • What are specific objectives for observing, understanding, responding, and any other relevant areas?
    • What are anticipated outcomes and measures of success for each of these objectives?
  3. What is the role of the SSC and SEARCH Panels in meeting these goals and objectives?
12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m.

Development of Updated SEARCH Vision and Goals (continued)

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn for the Day

Time Event
Thursday, 18 November
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.

Review of Wednesday’s Discussions, Today’s Items

  • Hajo Eicken, Susan Fox
8:45 a.m.

Development of Updated SEARCH Vision and Goals (continued)

  • By lunch, should have sufficient draft to complete document one month after meeting.
12:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m.

Interagency Contributions and Coordination

1:30 p.m.

North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) and Industry Science

  • Bill Streever (via phone)
  • Chair, NSSI Science Technical Advisory Panel
  • BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc
2:00 p.m.

Overall Agency Contributions and Needs

  1. How can we develop SEARCH into the vision of a true multi-agency program? What is needed?
  2. Given above, what is the role of SEARCH agencies in SEARCH implementation for observing, understanding, and responding to change SEARCH components?
  3. What can the SSC/SEARCH provide to agencies? What are agency information and research needs that SEARCH can help meet? How can these be identified?
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m.

Interagency Program Management Committee (IPMC)

  1. What should the role be of the IPMC?
  2. What activities should the IPMC engage in the short/mid term?
  3. Update on agency observing working groups and discussion on the best way for SSC and SEARCH panels to engage with agency working groups
3:45 p.m.

Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC)

  1. Update on IARPC activities and IARPC responsibilities of White House National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)
  2. What can the role of IARPC be in SEARCH implementation?
  3. Is there information or guidance that SEARCH/SSC can provide IARPC?
4:40 p.m.

U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC)

  1. How can SEARCH help USARC engage in SEARCH implementation?
  2. Is there information or guidance that SEARCH/SSC can provide USARC?
5:05 p.m.

Arctic Observing Summit 2011

  1. Brief update on goals for Arctic Observing Summit
  2. Agency and SSC discussion on goals and desired outcomes of Summit
  3. Resolution to move forward planning for Summit
5:30 p.m.

Adjourn for Day

Time Event
Friday, 19 November
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.

Continue Discussion of SEARCH Vision, Mission, and Goals

11:00 a.m.

Discussion of SEARCH Science Support Needs

Executive Session (SSC Members and ARCUS)
12:00 p.m. Working Lunch (In Meeting Room)
12:30 p.m.

SSC Guidance for Re-Announcement /Proposals of SEARCH Science Coordination Support

2:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns