January 9-10, 2008, ESIP Federation Meeting, Washington, DC

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The Winter 2008 ESIP Federation meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Washington DC Convention Center January 9-10, 2008. All meeting activities will take place at the hotel which is located at 900 10th Street, NW in Washington, DC.


A small block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites for the nights of January 8 and 9 and is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the conference rate of $179/night for a single room (plus tax) ($199/night for a double). Please use the group code of FES when reserving your room. The cut-off for reserving rooms is December 18, 2007.


The theme for the Winter 2008 ESIP Federation meeting is The Changing Climate: Making Earth Science Relevant Again in Light of Global Warming. The preliminary meeting agenda is posted below.

Pre-meeting Activities

January 8, 2008
  • 1-5 p.m. Strategic Planning Working Group
  • 5:30-7 p.m. Executive Committee and Foundation Board Meeting
  • 7-9 p.m. Executive Committee and Foundation Board dinner at Finn and Porter (hotel restaurant)

January 9, 2008

Time Session Location
7:30- Registration Pre-function area
9:00-9:15 Welcome, Charles Hutchinson, ESIP Federation President Capital CD
9:15-10:45 NOAA Climate Presentations, Chester Koblinsky, Director, NOAA Climate Program Office, Climate Information Services (confirmed) and Thomas Karl, Director, NOAA/National Climatic Data Center, Assesing Climate Change: Speed Bumps in the Process (confirmed) Capital CD
10:45-11:15 Break Pre-function area
11:15-12:00 Jack Kaye, Associate Director for Research, Earth Science Division, NASA Science Mission Directorate, Update on NASA’s Earth Science (confirmed) Capital CD
12:00-1:30 Lunch with Speaker, Berrien Moore, Director, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, University of New Hampshire, Global Climate Change: A Faustian Bargain -- Yet Grounded in Science (confirmed) Capital A
1:30-3:30 Breakout Sessions-Day 1 TBA
3:30-3:45 Break Pre-function area
3:45-5:45 Breakout Sessions-Day 1 Capital C, Capital D, Private Dining
6:00-8:00 Poster Session and Reception Capital A

January 10, 2008

Time Session Location
7:30- Registration Pre-function area
8:30-8:45 Announcements Capital CD
8:45-9:30 George Gray, EPA Assistant Administrator, ORD, EPA's Strength in Both GEOSS & ESIP: Environmental Health Decision-making (confirmed) Capital CD
9:30-10:15 Earth Information Exchange Update, Robert Raskin, NASA JPL and Myra Bambacus, NASA Goddard Capital CD
10:15-10:30 Break Pre-function area
10:30-11:15 Phil DeCola, Senior Policy Analyst, OSTP, US GEO Earth Observation Policy and Planning (confirmed) Capital CD
11:15-12:15 Agency-ESIP Federation Strategic Planning Panel Capital CD
12:15-1:30 Lunch with Committee Meetings: DSWG Reuse Group, DSWG Tech Infusion Group Capital A
1:30-3:30 Breakout Sessions-Day 2 Capital C, Capital D, Private Dining Room
3:30-3:45 Break Pre-function area
3:45-4:45 Committee Meetings (Commercial Development, Products and Services) Capital C, Private Dining
4:45-5:30 Wrap-up Session with Brief Breakout and Committee Report-Outs Capital CD

Poster Session and Reception

There will be a poster session and reception on the evening of January 9. Posters must be no larger than 3' x 4' (height x width). Abstracts are submitted when you register for the meeting. If you are interested in presenting a demo, please call 877-870-3747 to reserve a 20" monitor. Monitors are limited in number and available on a first-requested basis.