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Ruth Neilan ruth.neilan at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Jun 15 16:04:01 MDT 2007


Author: John LaBrecque (via Ruth Neilan)


Attached are meeting notifications- I apologize for the short notice-  
of planning workshops for missions that are of great interest to the  
GGOS community. Please distribute these notices amongst the GGOS  
community and encourage participation in the open workshops. Of  
special interest is highlighting and ensuring the recognition of the  
role of geodetic science and infrastructure in these measurements.
John
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Dr. John L. LaBrecque, Lead
Earth Surface and Interior Focus Area
Office: Room 3F84
Mail Suite: 3B74
Science Mission Directorate
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
300 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20546-0001
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Office: (202) 358-1373
Cell:   (202) 431-9546
FAX:    (202) 358-2770
e-mail: John.LaBrecque at nasa.gov
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Second Circular
The NRC Decadal Study ICESat-II Science Workshop
June 27-29, 2007
Location: Holiday Inn-BWI (Baltimore)


This is the second announcement for a NASA workshop on the science of  
ICESat-II, 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 ICESat-II mission is to  
deploy an ICESat follow-on
satellite to continue the assessment of polar ice changes.” ICESat-II  
is also expected to measure
vegetation canopy heights, allowing estimates of biomass and carbon  
in aboveground vegetation
in conjunction with related missions, and allow measurements of solid  
earth properties.
NASA intends this meeting to be the first in a series of workshops  
and activities to involve the
community in the refinement of the ICESat-II mission and thereby to  
ensure the optimal return to
science and society. The early timing of and short notice for this  
workshop reflects our desire to
move forward expeditiously in responding to the recommendations of  
the Decadal Survey. We
also anticipate that a number of events will occur in the next fiscal  
year for which early
community input on the mission will be critical. The workshop will  
produce a report that
responds to the following charges:
• Examine the ICESat-II mission as recommended by the National  
Research Council in light of
the scientific goals articulated in its panel chapters;
• Articulate the expected scientific return of ICESat-II;
• Identify the potential synergistic approaches with respect to  
ICESat-II and other space-based
missions;
• Recommend the next steps for mission refinement, additional  
research and consideration of
other space-based observations that are required to meet the  
expressed ICESat-II scientific
goals.
Those interested in attending the workshop must register at
http://www.tisconferences.com/icesat2/node/1. Your early registration  
will help us plan the
meeting and ensure that you receive further communications on the  
workshop. Those who cannot
attend the meeting, but wish either to show support for or critique  
the ICESat-II concept, please
email your comments or letters to me, then we will place them on a  
website and will do our best
to incorporate them into the report.
A preliminary agenda for the ICESat-II workshop will be posted at the
http://www.tisconferences.com/icesat2/node/1 website as soon as it  
becomes available.
Questions about the workshop can be addressed to Seelye Martin  
(office: 202-358-0746; email:
seelye.martin-1 at nasa.gov).
ICESat-II Workshop Organizing Committee: Seelye Martin, John  
LaBrecque, Diane Wickland,
Bradford Hager, Jon Ranson, Andrea Donnellan, Sassan Saatchi, William  
Emanuel, David
Harding, Helen Amanda Fricker, Ronald Kwok, Eric Rignot, Waleed  
Abdalati, DeWayne Cecil



Second Circular
The NRC Decadal Study DESDynI Science Workshop
July 17-19, 2007
Orlando, Florida
This is the second announcement for 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 meeting to be the first in a series of workshops  
and activities to involve the community in the refinement of the  
DESDynI mission and to thereby ensure optimal return to science and  
society. The timing of this first 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 DESDynI mission as recommended  
by the National Research Council in light of the scientific goals  
articulated in its panel chapters
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 space-based observations that are required to  
meet the expressed scientific goals to be addressed by DESDynI

Those interested in attending the workshop must register at http:// 
www.tisconferences.com/desdynl. There is no registration fee. Your  
early registration will help us plan for proper facilities and ensure  
that you receive further communications on the workshop. All future  
communications about this workshop will go only to people who have  
registered. A preliminary agenda for the DESDynI workshop is posted  
at the registration website and will be updated as more detailed  
information becomes available.
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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