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Office of Polar Programs Advisory Committee Meeting

November 4, 2008 8:00 AM  to 
November 5, 2008 3:00 PM
Stafford II; Room 595

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To advise NSF on the impact of its policies, programs, and activities on the polar research community, to provide advice to the Director of Office of Polar Programs (OPP) on issues related to long-range planning.

The agenda will include staff presentations and discussion of opportunities and challenges for polar research, education, and infrastructure; planning for Arctic and Antarctic Committees of Visitors; discussion of renewable and alternative energy technologies; and discussion of NSF's International Polar Year (IPY) activity and how it relates to IPY activity worldwide. 

This event is part of OPP Advisory Committee Meeting.

Meeting Type
Advisory Committee Meeting

Susanne M. LaFratta, (703) 292-8030,

NSF Related Organizations
Division of Polar Programs

OAC Meeting Information
OPP Advisory Committee Members List
OPP Staff Directory
Draft Meeting Minutes, May 29-30, 2008
Meeting Agenda

OAC Briefing Book
Office of Polar Programs Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request
Antarctic Support Contract final Request for Proposals
U.S. Antarctic Program Grantee Alert (Dear Colleague Letter)
Changing Seasonality in the Arctic System (program solicitation)
U.S.-Led, International AGAP Team Poised to Probe One of Antarctica's Last Unexplored Places (Press Release 08-178)
Committee of Visitors Report on Polar Research Support Section (Review period 2001, 2002, and 2003)
OPP Response to the Committee of Visitors Report
COV Transmittal Letter, November 2007
FY 2007 Antarctic COV Report
Antarctic Sciences Division draft response to COV recommendations; revised October 2007
FY 2007 Arctic COV Report
Arctic Sciences Division draft response to COV recommendations
Committee of Visitors (COV) Letter, May 2008
Building Effective Virtual Organizations -- Beyond Being There: A Blueprint for Advancing the Design, Development, and Evaluation of Virtual Organizations
Broadening Participation: A Framework for Action
Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering Advisory Committee Meeting information
SEARCH Science Steering Committee Meeting (28-30 October 2008; Hilton Arlington Hotel, Arlington, Virginia)
Career Opportunity: Director, Arctic Sciences Division, Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Closes 1/6/2009
Dear Colleague Letter -- Employment Opportunity Division Director, Arctic Sciences Division
Arctic Observing Network (AON): Toward a U.S. Contribution to Pan-Arctic Observing (NSF 08-42)
IPY and Polar Resources for Teachers
U.S.-Canada GEO Workshop (28-30 October 2008; Arlington, Virignia)
Arctic Observing Network (AON): Toward a U.S. Contribution to Pan-Arctic Observing (NSF 08-42)
NSF Directorate Investments in Education, May 30 2008

Related Websites
OPP Advisory Committee home page:
Office of Polar Programs home page:
NSF IPY Information for the Research and Education Communities:
U.S. Interagency International Polar Year web portal: