Call for Nominations - Organizing Committee for Arctic Observing Open Science Meeting

March 18, 2015
By Jessica Rohde

Photo by John Sode (TREC 2005), Courtesy of ARCUS

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) seeks nominations for the Organizing Committee of an Arctic Observing Open Science Meeting that will convene the week of 16 November 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The conference will bring together individuals and teams involved in the collection, processing, analysis, and use of observations in the Arctic.

The goals of the meeting are to:

  1. Present and discuss scientific findings and advances resulting from Arctic observing projects;
  2. Review operational and technological achievements of observing programs funded through local, state, and federal agencies and private and non-profit organizations;
  3. Explore how well new scientific achievements meet science and mission objectives; and
  4. Further define and strengthen collaborations.

Co-chairs of the meeting are Craig Lee (University of Washington), Matthew Shupe (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado and NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory), and Cathy Wilson (Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory). The National Science Foundation Arctic Observing Network program is providing funding for core meeting activities; co-sponsorship is sought for additional activities, including web streaming, poster session, student/early career researcher travel scholarships, and development of meeting products.

The Organizing Committee will work with ARCUS to:

  • Formulate the conference agenda and sessions,
  • Help design requests of input to the broader research community,
  • Select and invite speakers and attendees,
  • Circulate information about the meeting,
  • Manage content of any abstract submission process,
  • Develop meeting materials,
  • Facilitate discussions and sessions at the meeting, and
  • Prepare the final meeting product(s).

The Organizing Committee will meet via conference call, web meetings, and regular email communication, and will receive travel support to the workshop, if needed. The Committee will represent a broad range of disciplinary perspectives, including physical, natural, and social sciences; networking science; information and data management; and end-use of observing data.

To submit a nomination, please include the nominee's name, affiliation, email, area of expertise, and a brief statement on why the person is appropriate for the Organizing Committee. Self-nominations are welcome.

Submission deadline: Friday, 27 March 2015.

To submit a nomination or for questions on the nomination process, please contact:
Judy Fahnestock, ARCUS

For other questions about the meeting or co-sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Helen Wiggins, ARCUS

Posted by Jessica Rohde on behalf of Judy Fahnestock, ARCUS

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