Agclimate telecon 2014-06-03

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Agenda:

  • (Erin) Debrief on LTAR meeting in Nunn, CO (end of May)
  • Finalizing preparation for Cluster session at ESIP Summer 2014 Meeting, Copper Mtn/Frisco, CO (Session proposal and title)
    • Invited speaker Mark Walbridge (USDA ARS LTAR) (~confirmed)
    • Justin Derner (~confirmed) on USDA Regional Climate Hubs, with focus on Northern Plains Region
    • Short presentations on relevant NASA data
  • Visioneers and ESIP 2015 Winter Meeting
    • Draft title: Data and services for mitigating and adapting to climate effects in agriculture

Minutes:
(Erin) Debrief on LTAR meeting in Nunn, CO (end of May)
Meeting took place at a research station
People:

  • Mickey McGuire, Assoc Area Dir, Northern Plains Area - big data challenges - collecting more data a lot of the same challenges from other domains across earth sciences
  • Sally Schneider, Dep Admin ARS - the need for ag and climate resource
  • Justin Derner hosting site that is in the northern plains experimental group (how people are doing applied research within the communities)
  • connection with NEON (Brian Wee was also there)

Brian spoke about-

  • struggle to decide what the science questions are that the network wants to address
  • important fundamental questions that need to be addressed before data issues are discussed formally
  • mentions David Rugg - Forest service / National Ag Library
  • Importance of geographical scaling with data
  • LifeCycle Assessment
  • Good way to get LTAR to focus on data mgmt/interoperability is to provide them some model use cases from ESIP. Something to follow up on after the July meeting.

Programatic meeting - but it was remarkable how many times they brought up data-Interoperability; August meeting will be more devoted to data
NOAA and USGS have hubs around the country that interested in connecting with these efforts

Bill - talk with Randy Johnson - Regional Hub efforts - early stages

  • Finalizing preparation for Cluster session at ESIP Summer 2014 Meeting, Copper Mtn/Frisco, CO (Session proposal and title) speakers are coming together - both Mark and Justin should be able to attend
    • Invited speaker Mark Walbridge (USDA ARS LTAR) (~confirmed)
    • Justin Derner (~confirmed) on USDA Regional Climate Hubs, with focus on Northern Plains Region
    • Short presentations on relevant NASA data (Barry Weiss on SMAP; Bill on GPM; someone on OCO-2?)
    • 30 minutes at the end: identifying satellite resources that may be useful from these missions - with Mark and Justin
  • SMAP - early adopter program participants will be there - may be able to talk about making connections (Barry and Justin)

Summer Meeting session will start at 3:15
Erin mentions Climate Data initiative is going to have a Agricultural /Food Sustainability focus
Nancy mentions contact: Brian Duggan who has worked with Curt Tilmes

  • Visioneers and ESIP 2015 Winter Meeting
    • Draft title: Data and services for mitigating and adapting to climate effects in agriculture
    • Bill asks for any other suggestions on title for the Winter Meeting
    • Erin reminds that there is a call this Monday at 2pm EST

Concurrent Initiatives at different levels:Climate Data Initiative - USDA - LTAR - goal to provide single entry for users

Attendees: Erin Robinson, Reid Boehm, Bill Teng, Boksoon Myoung, Nancy Hoebelheinrich, (1 other call in users unidentified) Brian Wee Next meeting will be the summer meeting session in July in Colorado

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