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OPP Office Advisory Committee


October 27 -28, 2005 • Stafford I — Room 1235

Thursday, October 27, 2005
Time Topic OAC Lead NSF/OPP Staff

Chair's Welcome
Approval of Minutes

Jim Swift  
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8:45 OPP Director's Report
  • OPP Personnel Changes
  • OPP Budget Update
  • Polar Icebreaker Developments
  • Agenda Overview
  Karl Erb
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9:15 Arctic Sciences Update Deanna Paniataaq Kingston Michael Van Woert
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9:45 Break    
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10:15 Antarctic Sciences Update John Ruhl Scott Borg
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International Polar Year (IPY): Education

Beverly Hartlin Donald Thompson, Assistant Director for Education & Human Resources (EHR)
Renee Crain
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11:15 NSF's International IPY Activities Martin Jeffries Kathryn Sullivan, Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE)
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Alaska Regional Research Vessel (ARRV) Status and Research Goals

Kelly Falkner Holly Smith, Geosciences Directoarate (GEO)
William Wiseman
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2:00 Report on the Environmental Research and Education Advisory Committee Josh Schimel  
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Antarctic Logistics Update

  • South Pole Traverse
  • Plans for 2005-2006 Access to McMurdo Station
  • South Pole Station Construction
J.T. Hollibaugh Erick Chiang
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2:45 Break    
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3:15 Antarctic Resupply Brian Bershad
  • National Academy of Sciences Study Update
  Marie Uhle, National Research Council
  • OAC Subcommittee on U.S. Antarctic Program Resupply Report
Jim Swift  
  • OPP/Polar Research Support Section Technical Study Update
  Erick Chiang
  • Focus of Report to Congress
  Karl Erb
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4:15 Committee Wrap-Up Discussion    
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5:00 Adjourn    

Friday, October 28, 2005
Time Topic OAC Lead NSF/OPP Staff

Status of International Council for Science (ICSU) IPY Planning Efforts

(via Video Teleconference)

Jim Swift David Carlson, Director, International IPY Program Office
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IPY and Social Science Research

Thomas McGovern Peg Barratt, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE)
Anna Kerttula
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10:15 Break    
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10:30 Postdoctoral Fellowships: Should OPP Continue with this Program? Marilyn Raphael Scott Borg
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11:00 Science Infrastructure Planning in the Arctic Josh Schimel  
  • Barrow Infrastructure
  Neil Swanberg
  • Arctic Observing System
  Simon Stephenson
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12:00 Lunch with NSF Director, Arden Bement    
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1:00 PRSS Response to the 2004 PRSS Committee of Visitors Report Sridhar Anandakrishnan Erick Chiang
  • Integrated Project Planning
  • Next Steps
  • User Committees
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2:00 NSF Strategic Planning Process John Ruhl Karl Erb
Mike Van Woert
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2:30 Committee Wrap-up Discussion    
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2:45 Adjourn    

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