Unidata Policy Committee
Thursday, 21 October 2010
NOAA/ESRL-Room 1D 708

Friday, 22 October 2010
Center Green 1, Room 3150

Committee Members
Staff Status Reports

Acronym List

Driving Directions to ESRL
Driving Directions to ML

Thursday, 21 October
8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:30 Administrative Matters (Businger)

Action Items from April 2010 meeting:

1. In addition to an NREL representative to speak to the committee about renewable energy, the UPC should invite a representative from the private sector. Greg Poulos (V-bar) was mentioned as a possible candidate.
2. For the fall meeting the UPC should hold a portion of the meeting at NOAA/ESRL.
3. An AWIPS II demo will be presented at the fall meeting. Michelle Mainelli NWS will Michael James will provide the joint presentation.
4. Policy Committee members are urged to submit candidates with Climate expertise for the new governing committee members when the UPC makes the call for nominations.
5. Explore the possibility of Unidata's branding: products to raise its visibility. Report back to committee.

8:45 Director's Report - Mohan Ramamurthy

9:45 Budget Report (Terry Mitchell)

10:00 Break

10:15 Future Improvements of Weather and Climate Prediction - Alexander “Sandy” MacDonald, Director ESRL and Deputy Assistant Administrator for Research Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes

11:15 Modeling Activities - Steve Koch, Director, Global Systems Division, ESRL

11:45 Renewable Energy ActivitiesMelinda Marquis, ESRL

12:15 Working Lunch - Room 1D 403

1:15 MADIS - Patty Miller, ESRL - Return to Room 1D-708

1:45 N-WAVE - Rob Sears, ESRL

2:00 Discussion of synergies and collaborative opportunities - all

2:45 Documentation Consortium - Ted Habermann, NGDC

3:15 Break

3:45 Agency Reports

4:45 Users Committee Report - Tom Whittaker

5:15 Adjourn

5:45 Dinner on NCAR Mesa Lab patio (indoor seating in the cafeteria)

Friday, 22 October
- Center Green 1 Room 3150

8:00 Continental Breakfast

Executive Session – Mohan Ramamurthy

8:45 Deep Executive Session - Steven Businger

9:15 AWIPS-2 – Presentation and Demonstration 

10:15 Break

10:45 Wrap up
and discussion

11:30 Adjourn

Linda Miller

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