January 9-10, 2008, ESIP Federation Meeting, Washington, DC
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.
- 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
|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|
|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|
|3:45-5:45||Breakout Sessions-Day 1||Capital C, Capital D, Private Dining|
|6:00-8:00||Poster Session and Reception||Capital A|
January 10, 2008
|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|
|10:30-11:15||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|
|3:45-4:45||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.