[unav_all] DESDynI Workshop - Third Circular * SENT ON BEHALF OF DR. JOHN L. LABRECQUE

Angie Krantz krantz at unavco.org
Mon Jul 2 16:55:17 MDT 2007


Third Circular

The NRC Decadal Study DESDynI Science Workshop

July 17-19, 2007

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

ChampionsGate, Florida 33896

(407) 390-6664

 

This is the third announcement of a NASA workshop on the science of DESDynI,
a mission

recommended by the National Research Council's Decadal Study Report, Earth
Science and Applications

from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond

(http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11820).

 

As envisioned by the Decadal Study, The DESDynI mission "combines two
sensors that, taken together,

provide observations important for solid-Earth (surface deformation),
ecosystems (terrestrial biomass

structure_ and climate (ice dynamics). The sensors are: (1) an L-band
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture

Radar (InSAR) system with multiple polarizations, and (2) a multiple beam
lidar operating in the infrared

with ~25 m spatial resolution and 1 m vertical accuracy."

 

NASA intends this DESDynI workshop to be the first in a series of planning
activities to involve the

community in the refinement of the DESDynI mission and thereby insure
optimal return to science and

society. The timing of the workshop reflects NASA's great desire to move
forward expeditiously in

responding to the Decadal Survey's recommendations and our anticipation of a
number of events in the

next fiscal year for which community input on the mission will be critical.
The workshop will produce a

report that responds to the following charge:

 

DESDynI Workshop Charge: Examine the Decadal Survey recommended DESDynI
mission in light of

the scientific goals articulated in its panel chapters and

* Articulate the expected scientific return of DESDynI

* Identify the potential synergistic approaches with respect to ICESat-II
and other space-based missions

* Recommend next steps for mission refinement, additional research, and
consideration of other spacebased

observations that are required to meet the expressed scientific goals to be
addressed by

DESDynI

 

The DESDynI Science Workshop is open to the broad national and international
scientific community

subject to the availability of space. Some travel funds are available.
Participants in the preceding ICESat-

II workshop are also encouraged to participate in the DESDynI because of the
strong potential for

interdisciplinary synergies in these two missions.

 

You must register at http://www.tisconferences.com/desdynl if you plan to
attend this workshop.

The registration site also provides hotel reservation information at the
special workshop rate, a

facility to submit a request for a travel subsidy, information on the
meeting agenda, and

information for those who wish to present a poster related to the DESDynI
mission and its goals.

 

Questions about the workshop can be addressed to Diane Wickland (office:
202-358-0245; email:

Diane.E.Wickland at nasa.gov or John LaBrecque (office: 202-358-1373; email:

John.LaBrecque at nasa.gov).

DESDynI/ICESat-II Workshop Organizing Committee: Seelye Martin, John
LaBrecque, Diane Wickland,

Bradford Hager, Jon Ranson, Andrea Donnellan, Sassan Saatchi, William
Emanuel, David Harding,

Helen Fricker, Ronald Kwok, Eric Rignot, Waleed Abdalati, DeWayne Cecil

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