Unidata Users Committee



25-26 September 2006

Boulder, Colorado

Monday, 25 September

8:00-8:30 - Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 - Administrative Items

8:45-9:00 - Policy Committee Report - Jim Steenburgh

9:00-10:00 - Director's Report - Mohan Ramamurthy

10:00-10:15 - Break

10:15-11:00 - Status Reports - (Users Committee should review prior to meeting) - staff will be available for questions

11:00-11:30-Executive Discussion -Users Committee Only

11:30-12:30 - Lunch

12:30-1:30 - Graduate student representation on the Usercomm - Policy and Procedures

1:30-2:15 - Engaging the community in IDV development (Action 2 from prior meeting, and discussion of resolution to Polcomm)

RESOLUTION to Policy Committee (presented at September 2006 meeting):

The Users Committee supports the recommendation of the Report of the Task Force on the Future of Unidata Analysis and Visualization Applications to continue to maintain a suite of analysis and visualization packages to meet the needs of the community. To accelerate IDV development we recommend that the Unidata Program Center aggressively seek external funds and examine options to streamline IDV support and increase programmer development time.

ACTION 2: The Users Committee will examine how to better engage the community in IDV development, support, and use at the fall meeting, including how to best provide input to the UPC to determine the future development trajectory of the IDV.

2:15-2:45 - Improving relations with the community (Action 1, Newsletter, etc.)

ACTION 1: Online newsletter status will be discussed at the October meeting. The Users Committee should review the last few months of online newsletters and be prepared to discuss how to better engage the community in Unidata and how we might improve our relations with the community.

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:30 Unidata assessment progress

3:30-5:00 Workshop discussion

5:00 - Adjourn

5:45 - Dinner - Red Lion Inn, 38470 Boulder Canyon, Boulder. Click here for directions.

Tuesday, 26 September 2006

8:00-8:15 - Continental Breakfast

8:15-9:00 - Telephone Surveys - Users Committee

9:00-9:30 - Case Study, STORM fund project - Jeff Weber, Mohan Ramamurthy

9:30--10:00 - DeSouza Community Award - Users Committee

10:15-10:30 - Break

10:30-11:00 - 2007 Equipment Awards: Thematic areas and followup - Sandra Petrie, all

11:00-12:00 - Miscellaneous/Wrap Up


Linda Miller
Community Services - Unidata
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
303 497-8646 fax: 303 497-8690