Public Agenda

Committee on Programs and Plans - NSB Meeting

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National Science Foundation
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
8:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Open; 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Closed
Room 1235

Open Session: 8:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

  1. Approval of September 2008 CPP Minutes

  2. Committee Chairman's Remarks
      Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, CPP Chairman

  3. 3. Subcommittee on Polar Issues (SOPI):
      Dr. Jon Strauss, SOPI Chairman
      Dr. Joan Frye, SOPI Executive Secretary

    1. SOPI Chairman's Remarks
    2. Director's Report—Office of Polar Programs (OPP)

      • September Arctic Ice Cover Report
      • Maintaining High Priority Science Projects in the Face of Budget Constraints

    3. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Polar Stations

  4. Task Force on Sustainable Energy (SE):
      Drs. Dan Arvizu & Jon Strauss, SE Co-Chairmen
      Ms. Tami Tamashiro, SE Executive Secretary

    1. SE Co-Chairmen's Remarks
    2. Review of Recent Stakeholder Discussions
    3. Discussion of Task Force Draft Report

  5. NSB Information Item: Management and Operations of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)

  6. NSB Information Item: Update on the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI Competition)

  7. NSB Information Item: Update on the Status of the Alaska Regional Research Vessel (AARV)

  8. NSB Information Item: EPSCoR Program Update

  9. Discussion Item: Review of MREFC Process

    • NSB Overview
    • NSF Implementation Plan
    • Discussion

  10. Proposed Changes to Committee Structure

Closed Session: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  1. NSB Action Item: National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN)

  2. Award Recommendations for DataNet

  3. NSB Action Item: Award Recommendation DataNet-A

  4. NSB Action Item: Award Recommendation for DataNet-B


Sonya Mallinoff
Executive Secretary