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COMMITTEE ON EARTH SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS FROM SPACE (CESAS)
 

Agenda
September 17-19, 2014

***NOTE VENUE CHANGE***
NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th

BOARD ROOM

OPEN SESSION

WebEx (and telecon via WebEx—further instructions available below)

10:00
NOAA NESDIS: Update on Programs and Plans
Thomas Burns, NOAA Deputy Assistant Administrator for Systems

10:45
Break

11:00
NASA Earth Science Division: Update on Program and Plans
Jack Kaye, NASA ESD

12:00 pm
Lunch

01:00
Discussion with Rick Spinrad, NOAA Chief Scientist

02:00
NASA’s Applied Sciences Program
Lawrence Friedl, Director, Applied Sciences Program

02:45
Break

03:00
The National Plan for Civil Earth Observations
Peter Colohan and tim Stryker, OSTP
(note: due to a schedule conflict, the previously scheduled talk on the National Climate Assessment has
been canceled, but Peter and Tim may touch on this in their presentation)


03:45 
Roundtable Discussions with Committee and Guests: Organization and Terms of Reference for
“ESAS 2017,” the Next NRC Decadal Survey in Earth Science and Applications from Space

05:30
Adjourn for the Day

06:15
Working Dinner for Committee and Invited Guests, Primi Piatti


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th

BOARD ROOM

OPEN SESSIONS

The Potential Role of Small Satellites, CubeSats, Constellations, and Hosted Payloads in Designing the Future
Earth Observing System Architecture


10:45
Discussion with Bryant Cramer, former Associate Director of the USGS and former NASA ESD
Deputy Director (tentative)

11:30
Discussion with Walter Scott, Digital Globe and Committee

12:15
Lunch

01:15
Earth Science with Hosted Payloads and Small Sat Constellations
Lars Dyrud, Draper Laboratory

02:00
Discussion with Bill Swartz, PI RAVAN, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

02:45
Break

03:00
Perspectives on SmallSats and CubeSats
Tom Sparn and Peter Pilewskie
University of Colorado/Laboratory for Atmospheric & Space Physics (LASP)

04:00
Discussion with John Scherrer, Project Manager for CYGNSS, Southwest Research Institute

04:45
Roundtable Discussions: Committee and Guests

05:30
Adjourn for the Day

NOTES

WebEx & Telecon Instructions:

Wednesday: http://tinyurl.com/CESASWednesdayOpen

Thursday: http://tinyurl.com/CESASThursdayOpen

Telecon-Only (both days): Toll-free number: 1-866-668-0721 Conference Code: 261 122 5317

1. Enter name, email address (you will not be spammed), and password (if required) and click “Join Meeting”
2. Let WebEx load (may take a minute); once loaded, WebEx will immediately and automatically provide you a pop-up
window to enter the phone number you would like to be called at (i.e. home, office, mobile) to join the telecon. Enter
your phone number and click “Call me” and follow the prompts.
3. If you are unable to call via phone, you can also select the computer audio option directly below the call-back option

Committee Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/SSB/SSB_066587

The following information is provided for any members of the general public who may be in attendance:
This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee in its charge. This committee will examine the information and material
obtained during this, and other public meetings. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn nor will
recommendations be made. Observers who draw conclusions about the committee’s work based on this meeting’s discussions will be doing so prematurely.
Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and
sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject
under discussion, to say nothing of that person’s future position as it may evolve in the course of the project. Any inference about an individual’s position
are therefore also premature.