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2015 GEO-CAPE Open Community Workshop Information

 

The 2015 GEO-CAPE Open Community Workshop will be held at the US Environmental Protection Agency facility in Research Triangle Park, NC, from Monday Aug 31 (~8:30AM) through Wednesday September 2 (~noon).  An Ocean Color field campaign data analysis workshop will be held immediately following, from Wednesday September 2 (~1PM) through Thursday September 3 (~5PM). A preliminary agenda is attached for your information.

 

 

TO REGISTER for one or both meetings, please provide the following information to Diane Zeimet (Diane.zeimet@ssaihq.com) as soon as possible but no later than July 20 2015. All attendees must be issued a badge to enter the US EPA facility, and this information is required to begin preparing badges. Please complete all information that applies to you in the following 3 sections!

 

Part 1. Required Information for Everyone

Name (Last, First):

Affiliation/employer:

US Civil Servant? (yes/no):

Work address (City, State, Country):

E-mail address:

Best phone number:

Citizenship (Country):

Permanent Residence (Country):

Dates of workshop attendance (8/31, 9/1, 9/2, 9/3):

Expected hotel check-in date:

Expected hotel check-out date:

Expected arrival time on your first day of workshop attendance (for badge pickup):

 

 

Part 2. Required Additional Information for non-US Citizens

Gender

Date of Birth (To avoid confusion, please write out the name of the month):

Birth City

Birth Country

Passport Number

Visa Type

Position/ Job Title

Arrival Date in US

Departure Date from US

Additional US Government Departments/Agencies to be Visited

Additional U.S. Cities to be Visited

Lodging Arrangements in Each City (e.g., Hotel names)

 

 

Part 3. If you plan to submit a contributed talk/poster, complete the following:

Title:

Indicate preferred session (see below):

 

1=Ocean Color poster session (Monday afternoon)

2=Open poster session (Breaks and possibly Monday afternoon)

3=Oral session on Atmospheric Composition studies from geo (Tuesday)

4=Concept presentations for future geostationary atmosphere science observations

5=Concept presentations for future geostationary ocean science observations

 

NOTE: Poster vs. oral assignments may be adjusted based on submissions received. Posters may be no more than 3 ft. wide x 4 ft. tall.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For those at NASA centers or other federal institutions:  NASA legal review has determined that this Community Workshop will be considered an "Operational Meeting," not a conference. Please do not submit the meeting into the conference tracking system.

 

More information about the GEO-CAPE mission can be found at: https://geo-cape.larc.nasa.gov/ .

 

We have secured a Block of rooms at the Residence Inn- Durham Research Triangle Park, 201 Residence Inn Blvd, Durham, NC 27713.  We were able to secure the Per Diem rate for all Government Employees and a fairly comparable rate for Non-Federal Government travelers.  The Hotel offers complimentary breakfast and complimentary on-site parking. Please consider using this hotel when making your arrangements. Block Start date: 8/30/15 End date: 9/4/15.  The last day to book is 8/7/15.

 

The Reservation can be made by going to the one of the two links below or by calling direct to Marriott Reservations at 1 800 331-3131 or (919) 361-1266.  Block should be under the "NASA GEOCAPE Room Block" reserved for Science Systems and Applications, Incorporated (SSAI).

 

1) NASA GEOCAPE Per Diem ( Federal Government Employees)

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Residence Inn Durham Research Triangle Park  for 92.00 USD  per night

 

2) NASA GEOCAPE Group Rate ( Non-Federal Government Travelers)

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Residence Inn Durham Research Triangle Park  for 100.00 USD  per night

 

PRELIMINARY Agenda Outline for GEO-CAPE 2015 Open Community Workshop

Aug 31 - Sept 2, 2015,  EPA facility at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Atmospheric Composition Sessions

 

DAY 1: Monday August 31

Registration

Morning: Plenary with Ocean Color

·     Welcome (EPA)

·     NASA HQ perspective, including update on Decadal Survey process

·     Workshop objectives

·     Atmospheric Composition Science Working Group highlights

·     Ocean Color Science Working Group highlights

·     Mission Implementation highlights (GEO hosted payloads, white paper)

·     Updates on international GEO instruments/missions, GEO constellation

·     Status report on upcoming AQ and OC field campaigns in Korea

        Afternoon:

·       EPA air priorities for the next decade

·       TEMPO status

·       Engaging stakeholders and early adopters for TEMPO

·       GEO-CAPE beyond TEMPO: GCIRI and Decadal Survey

·       Poster session

DAY 2: Tuesday September 1

Morning:

·       Contributed talks on geostationary observations

       Afternoon:

·       Contributed talks on geostationary observations

·       GEO-CAPE Science Working Group breakout sessions (Aerosols, Regional and Urban OSSE, Constellation OSSE, Emissions & Processes, Methane, GeoTASO/GCAS).

DAY 3: Wednesday September 2

Morning:

·       Science Working Group reports and recommendations for FY16 GEO-CAPE activities

·       Open discussion on priorities for future geostationary observations to serve as input for Decadal Survey.

Closing Plenary:

·       Plans for FY16 and beyond: what more needs to be done to ensure that GEO-CAPE can fully capitalize on TEMPO?

·       Summary of recommendations for input to Decadal Survey, next steps

·       Any other business

Adjourn at noon


 

PRELIMINARY Agenda Outline for GEO-CAPE 2015 Open Community Workshop

Aug 31 - Sept 2, 2015,   EPA facility at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Ocean Color Sessions

 

DAY 1: Monday August 31

Registration

Morning: Plenary with Atmospheric Composition

·     Welcome (EPA)

·     NASA HQ perspective, including update on Decadal Survey process

·     Workshop objectives

·     Atmospheric Composition Science Working Group highlights

·     Ocean Color Science Working Group highlights

·     Mission Implementation highlights (GEO hosted payloads, white paper)

·     Updates on international GEO instruments/missions, GEO constellation

·     Status report on upcoming AQ and OC field campaigns in Korea

        Afternoon:

·       Updates on science and engineering studies for mitigating mission risk

·       Poster Session

DAY 2: Tuesday September 1

Morning:

·       Promoting GEO-CAPE coastal mission

·       Value of GEO measurements

·       Earth Venture considerations to address part of GEO-CAPE science

·       Identify requirements that need further research

       Afternoon:

·       2016 Korea field campaign planning discussion

·       Identify priorities for future geostationary ocean color observations

DAY 3: Wednesday September 2

Morning:

·       Finalize recommendations on future science and engineering studies

Closing Plenary:

·       Plans for FY16 and beyond: what more needs to be done to ensure that GEO-CAPE can fully capitalize on TEMPO?

·       Summary of recommendations for input to Decadal Survey, next steps

·       Any other business

Adjourn at noon

 

Afternoon: Commence GEO-CAPE Ocean Color Field Campaigns Data Workshop, to run through Thursday Sep. 3



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