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

Attendees: Erin Robinson, ..., Reid Boehm, ..., Bill Teng

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

  * M. McGuire - big data challenges - collecting more data a lot of the same challenges from other domains across earth sciences
  * Sally Snyder - 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 speaks 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

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 and other data products
  * 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