Unidata Policy Committee

24-25 May 2004
Boulder, Colorado

Unidata Conference Room, FL4, Room 1318

Monday, 24 May

8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:30 Administrative Matters (Wetzel)

  • New member introduction (Phil Bogden, Michael Goodman)
  • Review February 2004 summary notes
  • Set next meeting dates
    • Fall 04 Meeting, 27-28 September 2004 (Arlington)
    • Winter 2005
  • Member appointment process (Agenda Item)
  • Discussion of Users Committee Action Items Pertaining to the Policy Committee:
    Resolution 1: The Users Committee recommends to the Policy Committee that the Users Committee continues to meet twice per year, with the option of holding a 3rd Users Committee meeting during summer workshop years.
    Resolution 2: (revised and passed unanimously-30 Mar 04): The Users Committee believes that the Unidata community would benefit from enhanced interactions between Unidata and NCAR and encourages the Policy Committee to work with UCAR to create ways, such as an opportunity fund initiative, to improve such interactions. The Users Committee, however, has strong concerns about more dramatic changes, such as a merger of NCAR and UOP.

9:15 Status Reports

Director's Report (Ramamurthy)
Budget Report (Graham)

10:15 Break

10:30 Committee Report

Users Committee Report (Steenburgh)

10:45 Agency Reports

NSF (Grant, Jacobs)
NWS (Spayd)
NCDC (Watkins)

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Agency Reports (continued)

NASA (Goodman)

1:45 Unidata/CUAHSI Collaboration (Maidment, Ramamurthy) (Tab 25)

3:00 Break

4:00 AGU Fall Meeting Participation (Miller)

    • Proposed Union Session "The Water Cycle and Societal Impacts: Integrated Cyberinfrastructure for Observations and Forecasts"
    • Booth presence
    • Forum?
    • Staff Presentations

4:30 Unidata Reorganization (Ramamurthy)

5:00 Adjournment

5:00 End Day One

5:30 Working Reception at the Ramamurthy's (all participants and Unidata staff)
4075 Eleuthera Court, Boulder, Colorado 80301
(See Map Tab 5, last page)

Tuesday 25 May

8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:30 New Members Appointments Process (Tab 27)

  • Users Committee
  • Policy Committee

9:15 CyRDAS Report (Ramamurthy) (Tab 26)

10:00 Break

10:15 Level II Data Distribution (Miller) (Tab 29)

  • Community Coordination
  • Topologies
  • Training

11:00 Wrap-up

11:30 Adjournment

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