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 Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science: A Workshop
November 12-13, 2012
Beckman Center, Irvine, CA
 
WORKSHOP AGENDA
 
Monday, November 12, 2012
 
9:00 am[1]
Welcome & Introductions
Michael Moloney, Director, Space Studies Board
9:05 am
Keynote Introduction
Charlie Kennel & Alan Dressler, Workshop Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Keynote Speakers: Purpose and Role of the Decadal Survey in Strategic Space Science Planning
9:10 am
Historical Perspective on the Decadal Survey
Lennard Fisk, Thomas M. Donahue Distinguished University Professor of Space Science, University of Michigan; Member, Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space; Member, Heliophysics Decadal Survey
9:30 am
NASA Perspective
John Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA
 
9:50 am
Decadal Survey General Study Process
Michael Moloney, Director, Space Studies Board
10:10 am
BREAK
 
10:30 am
Panel of Decadal Survey Chairs
 
Moderator: Charlie Kennel (Chair, Space Studies Board; Co-Chair, Workshop Planning Committee)
 
Discussion Topics:
  • What did you try to do/achieve, and how do you think you did?
  • What would you do differently if you could do it again?
  • How did the survey impact their community?
  • How did the survey impact the program?
Daniel Baker (Chair, Heliophysics Decadal Survey; Director, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, UC-Boulder)
 
Roger Blandford (Chair, Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey; Pehong and Adele Chen Director, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University)
 
Berrien Moore (Co-Chair, Earth Science & Applications from Space Decadal Survey; Dean, College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences, The National Weather Center, University of Oklahoma)
 
Steve Squyres (Chair, Planetary Science Decadal Survey; Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University)
 
12:00 pm
Community Dialogue
Panelists and Audience Members
12:30 pm
LUNCH (available in the Beckman Center refectory)
 
1:45 pm
Agency-Specific Issues Panel
 
Moderator: Mark Abbott (Chair, Committee on Earth Science & Applications from Space; Member, Space Studies Board; Dean, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences)
 
Discussion Topics:
  • How do you interpret/use decadal surveys?
  • What works well, what doesn’t work well?
  • What would you like to see in future decadals?
  • How do you coordinate intra-interagency on common issues/recommendations?
Michael Freilich (Director, NASA Earth Science Division)
 
Jeffrey Newmark (Strategic Planning Lead, NASA Heliophysics Division)
 
Lisa May (Program Executive, NASA Planetary Science Division)
 
Paul Hertz (Director, NASA Astrophysics Division)
 
John Pereira (Chief, Advanced Satellite Planning Division, NOAA/NESDIS)
3:15 pm
Community Dialogue
Panelists and Audience Members
3:45 pm
BREAK
 
4:15 pm
Panel on Decadal Survey Program Formulation: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Improvement
 
Moderator: Alan Dressler (Observational Astronomer, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science; Member, Space Studies Board; Co-Chair, Workshop Planning Committee)
 
·         Decadal Survey Mission Formulation Process Brief Overview
o    Presented by Michael Moloney, Director, Space Studies Board
 
Discussion Topics:
·         How did the different communities come up with the framework of activities to prioritize? What strategy was used for prioritization?
·         ScienceßàMission Continuum
·         How would “you” structure a framework to create a program architecture?
o    Missions vs. Activities
·         What are preparations that can be made in advance to your community’s decadal survey?
 
Rick Anthes (President Emeritus, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research; Co-Chair, Earth Science and Applications from Space Decadal Survey)
 
Marcia Rieke (Regents’ Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona; Member, Space Studies Board; Member, Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics)
 
Steve Mackwell (Director, Lunar and Planetary Institute; Member, Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Sciences)
 
Todd Hoeksema (Senior Research Scientist, W.W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University; Member, Heliophysics Decadal Survey)
 
Colleen Hartman (Deputy Center Director for Science, Operations and Program Performance, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
 
5:30 pm
Community Dialogue
Panelists and Audience Members
6:15 pm
ADJOURN
 
 
 
Tuesday November 13, 2012
 
8:30 am
Panel on Program Formulation: The Role of Cost Estimation, Technical Evaluation, and Budget Projections in Prioritizing Missions
 
Moderator: Steve Battel (President, Battel Engineering; Member, Workshop Planning Committee)
 
Discussion Topics:
·         Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Improvement (Following from Day 1 Afternoon Session)
·         How do these two factors (CATE & budget) affect mission prioritization?
·         How does the CATE process and budgetary constrictions [inadvertently] impact science?
David Bearden (General Manager, NASA Programs, The Aerospace Corporation)
 
Jay Bookbinder (Astrophysicist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
 
Randy Friedl (Deputy Director for Research, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Associate Director, UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science & Engineering; Member, Earth Science and Applications from Space Decadal Survey)
 
Scott Hubbard (Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University; Member, Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science)
 
Harlan Spence (Director, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, University of New Hampshire; Member, Heliophysics Decadal Survey)
 
9:30 am
Community Dialogue
Panelists and Audience Members
10:00 am
BREAK
 
10:30 am
Panel on How to Plan for High-Profile Missions
 
Moderator: John Klineberg (Vice Chair, Space Studies Board; President, Space Systems/Loral [ret.])
 
Discussion Topics:
·         What does “high profile” mean?
·         Where will this type of mission be managed?
·         How do you accommodate this type of mission?
·         How do high-profile missions impact the overall science and mission portfolio for a science and the community itself?
·         How should the Space Studies Board and Board on Physics and Astronomy address high-profile missions in their role as stewards of the decadal surveys?
 
Rick Howard (Program Director, James Webb Space Telescope, NASA [ret.])
 
Ralph McNutt (Senior Space Physicist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Member, Planetary Science Decadal Survey)
 
Charles Elachi (Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
 
Bill Gail (Chief Technology Officer, Global Weather Corporation; Member, Earth Science and Applications from Space Decadal Survey)
 
11:30 am
Community Dialogue
Panelists and Audience Members
12:00 pm
LUNCH (available in the Beckman Center refectory)
 
1:15 pm
Panel on Incorporating International Perspectives into Future Decadal Planning
 
Moderator: Robert Lin (Professor, Department of Physics, UC-Berkeley; Member, Space Studies Board; U.S. Representative to the Committee on Space Research; Member, Heliophysics Decadal Survey; Member, Workshop Planning Committee)
 
Discussion Topics:
·         How NASA Interfaces Internationally
·         Partnership vs. Boss-Subordinate relationship
·         Potential Future Collaborative Efforts
·         Leveraging International Assets and Capabilities
·         Alignment and Timing of National Space Science Strategic Planning
·         What role can the SSB play in this arena?
·         What role can future decadal surveys play in this arena?
Michael Freilich (Director, NASA Earth Science Division)
 
Dennis McSweeney (Deputy Director, Science Division, Office of Interagency & International Relations, NASA)
 
Masato Nakamura (Research Director, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency)
 
David Southwood (Senior Research Investigator and Professor, Imperial College; Director of Science and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency [ret.])
 
Jean-Pierre Swings (Chairman, European Space Sciences Committee; Professor, Institut d'Astrophysique et de Géophysique, Liège, Belgium)
 
 
2:30 pm
Community Dialogue
Panelists and Audience Members
3:00 pm
BREAK
 
 
3:30 pm
Panel on Decadal Survey Stewardship: The Role of the Mid-decade Reviews and Standing Committees
 
Moderator: Charlie Kennel (Chair, Space Studies Board; Co-Chair, Workshop Planning Committee)
 
Discussion Topics:
·         How do you incorporate long-term stewardship into the decadal survey?
·         What is [really] the time horizon for the decadals? Should this timeframe be revised?
·         Decision Rules
·         Role of the SSB Standing Committees
·         Role of the Midterm Assessments
·         What type of preparatory work can be done prior to commencement of a survey?
·          “Orphan” Disciplines, e.g. biological and physical sciences in space (microgravity science)
Waleed Abdalati (Chief Scientist, NASA)
 
Stacey Boland (Senior Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Member, Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space)
 
Larry Esposito (Professor, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, UC-Boulder)
 
Lou Lanzerotti (Distinguished Research Professor, Dept. of Physics, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Chair, 2002 Heliophysics Decadal Survey)
 
Christopher McKee (Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UC-Berkeley; Member, Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics)
 
4:45 pm
Community Dialogue
Panelists and Audience Members
5:15 pm
Concluding Remarks
Charlie Kennel (Chair, Space Studies Board; Co-Chair, Workshop Planning Committee)
5:30 pm
ADJOURN
 
 
 
 


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