[unav_all] Autonomous Polar Observing Systems Workshop

Terry Wilson twilson at mps.ohio-state.edu
Sat Jul 31 16:14:35 MDT 2010

Workshop Announcement


Autonomous Polar Observing Systems Workshop
September 30-October 1, 2010
located at the William F Bolger Center in Potomac, Maryland.

This workshop will discuss progress made in the design and deployment  
of stationary autonomous ground-based polar geophysical observing  
systems.  The focus will be on the expansion and maintenance of these  
systems and on developing greater cooperation between the various  
scientific, technical, and logistical communities involved in their  
development and operation.  Specific goals include:

·      Discuss new opportunities for the major scientific disciplines  
involved, including geodesy, space physics, seismology, glaciology,  
and meteorology.

·      Review progress and compare experiences with the current  
systems.   Address issues related to reliability and discuss “best  

·      Explore new technologies that may have significant implications  
for autonomous polar observing systems and enable exciting new science;

·      Identify strategies for maximizing the scientific return from  
field sites, including standardization of power and communication  
systems, co-location of stations, and reduction of logistical  

·      Consider options for increasing communication and coordination  
between communities in the long term.

This workshop is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and,  
while open to all interested people, attendance is limited by the  
venue to about 100 participants.   The meeting agenda, registration,  
travel and hotel information, and organizing committee contact  
information is available at the Workshop Web Site:http://www.iris.edu/hq/polar_workshop2010/index.php

The deadline for workshop and hotel reservations is August 26, 2010.  
Notification regarding acceptance to attend the workshop and possible  
travel assistance will be provided by the end of August.


Terry J Wilson
School of Earth Sciences
Ohio State University
125 S. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
Ph:  1-614-292-0723
Fax: 1-614-292-1496

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