KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

Workshop: Developing a Continuity Framework for Satellite Observations of Climate - Part II

November 14 - 18, 2022
California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA 91125

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Workshop Overview:

Space-based observations of Earth have given us a view of the wonder and complexity of the planet. They also provide society with situational awareness of local-to-global environmental conditions and predictive guidance of near-term weather and related quantities (e.g., hydrology, air quality). While these capabilities have become indispensable to safeguarding life and property, as well as for providing guidance for near-term economic and resource management decisions, there are needs and opportunities to greatly expand their utility and impact. These needs result from the growing connectivity and complexities of our food, water, transportation, shipping, energy, communications, and health sectors.

The goal of this study program is to help accelerate discussions and plans for a greater and more impactful U.S. contribution to the global climate observing system.  In this context, “climate” includes observations that support climate science and process understanding, as well as monitoring for environmental situational awareness, climate services, adaptation measures, and mitigation assessments. This includes accounting for the context provided by the international Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) program and the Committee on Earth Observations from Space (CEOS), recent and anticipated developments in technology and access to space, and commercial data providers, and the formulation of concepts for future satellite system architectures to address missing observations in, and continuity of, the global climate observing system.


Monday November 14, 2022

Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

Time
Event
Speaker
7:45 - 8:30  Institute opens early for workshop check in, SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION, take your rapid test, affirm you are not symptomatic nor have had contact with anyone who is, pick up badge and welcome packet, find seat in the Think Tank
8:30 - 9:00 Enjoy coffee and breakfast in the Keck Center courtyard
9:00 - 9:15 Workshop Logistics and KISS Welcome Michele Judd
9:15 - 9:30 Participant Introductions - 30 second intros (seriously, keep it brief folks!) All
9:30-10:15 Review of study goals and objectives and review of major week #1 outcomes;
discuss week #2 agenda and goals; what does success look like?
Study Team Leads
10:15 - 10:45 Break
10:45-12:30

Sub-teams meet to discuss and update their team progress and ready for plenary report out after lunch

Group Co-leads
1-1.A) Observation gaps and priorities for Science and Decision-Support
1-1.B) Architecture design & development, technology & new space, and commercial data 1-1.C) Implementation and stewardship considerations, including programmatic landscape
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch at the Athenaeum
2:00 - 3:00 1-2. Breakout Group A) reports out - Progress and Remaining Work, Challenges, Questions Group A) co-leads
3:00- 4:00 1-3 Breakout Group B) reports out - Progress and Remaining Work, Challenges, Questions Group B) co-leads
4:00-4:30 Break
4:30 - 5:30 1-4. Breakout Group C) reports out - Progress and Remaining Work, Challenges, Questions Group C) co-leads
5:30 Informal Taco Truck Dinner on the Keck Center Courtyard

Tuesday, Novmber 15, 2022

Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

Time
Event
Speaker
8:00 - 8:30 Institute Opens - FREE THINK TIME
Check in, affirm you are not symptomatic nor have had contact with anyone who is
8:30 - 9:00 Enjoy coffee and breakfast in the Keck Center courtyard
9:00 - 9:15 Logistics for Day 2 (with illustration instructions) Michele Judd
9:15 - 9:45 Outreach efforts to date (e.g. ICAMS, USGEO, CESAS, GCOS, NOAA, NASA, USGS…)  Study Team
9:45 - 10:15 Review and Discuss KISS/CCS Climate and Environmental Security Symposia and Framing of Study Report Tim Stryker and
Anna Michalak
10:15 - 11:00 Reflect on group report outs; Revisit final report outline;
Review writing progress, gaps and plans. 
Study Team and
Group co-chair Leads
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:00 Copernicus Climate Change Service Jörg Schulz
12:00 - 12:30 Follow on discussion Study Team Leads
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch at the Athenaeum
2:00-3:30 Sub-teams to discuss and update their team progress and work on writing assignments and illustration ideas Group co-chair Leads
2-1.A) Observation gaps and priorities for Science and Decision-Support 2-1.B) Architecture design & development, technology & new space, and commercial data 2-1.C) Implementation and stewardship considerations, including programmatic landscape
3:30-4:00 Break
4:00-6:00 Option 1)
Travel to JPL, tour - Spacecraft Assembly Facility (Europa Clipper), Spacecraft Operations Facility and Deepspace Network, Museum, Earth Science Center
Option 2)
Work on your report writing assignment
6:00-7:30 OPTIONAL:  Dinner Plan - TBD

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

Time
Event
Speaker
8:00 - 8:30 Institute Opens - FREE THINK TIME
Take your rapid test if you did not take it in your hotel or at home, check in, affirm you are not symptomatic nor have had contact with anyone who is
8:30 - 9:00 Enjoy coffee and breakfast in the Keck Center courtyard
9:00 - 9:15 Logistics and Team Lead Goals for the Day Michele Judd and
Study Team Leads
9:15-10:00 3-1. Breakout Group A) reports out - Progress and Remaining Writing and Issues to Close; incl. Illusrations Group A) co-leads
10:00-10:45 3-2 Breakout Group B) reports out - Progress and Remaining Writing and Issues to Close; incl. Illusrations Group B) co-leads
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 3-3. Breakout Group C) reports out - Progress and Remaining Writing and Issues to Close; incl. Illusrations Group C) co-leads
12:00-12:15 Team Picture All
12:15-2:00 Lunch at the Athenaeum
2:00-2:30 Specific plans and actions regarding publication of Study report/paper - including illustration needs/ideas Study Team Leads
2:30-3:00 Post study outreach - communication plans, challenges and opportunities Study Team Leads
3:00-4:00 Continuity of Study Efforts - Envision and discuss programmatic ideas for pathways to sustain the Study's efforts, dialogue, group functions….providing a means for continued guidance to the nation on this urgent, important and fast moving topic/landscape.  Study co-chairs and
Group co-leads
4:00-4:30 Break
4:30-6:00 Sub-teams meet to discuss and update their team progress and work on writing assignments and draft illustrations Group co-leads
3-4.A) Observation gaps and priorities for Science and Decision-Support 3-4.B) Architecture design & development, technology & new space, and commercial data 3-4.C) Implementation and stewardship considerations, including programmatic landscape
6:00 Dinner on your own

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

Time
Event
Speaker
8:00 - 8:30 Institute Opens - FREE THINK TIME
Check in, affirm you are not symptomatic nor have had contact with anyone who is
8:30 - 9:00 Enjoy coffee and breakfast in the Keck Center courtyard
9:00 - 9:15 Logistics and Team Lead Goals for the Day Michele Judd and
Study Team Leads
9:15-10:00 4-1. Breakout Group A) reports out - Progress and Remaining Writing and Issues to Close (please include illustration draft to show) Group A) co-leads
10:00-10:45 4-2 Breakout Group B) reports out - Progress and Remaining Writing and Issues to Close (please include illustration draft to show) Group B) co-leads
10:45:11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 4-3. Breakout Group C) reports out - Progress and Remaining Writing and Issues to Close (please include illustration draft to show) Group C) co-leads
12:00-12:15 Review overall progress of report and major findings and recommendations Study Team Leads
12:15-2:00 Lunch on your own
2:00-3:30 FINAL GROUP MEETINGS: Outline remaining actions and writing assignments Group co-leads
3-4.A) Observation gaps and priorities for Science and Decision-Support 3-4.B) Architecture design & development, technology & new space, and commercial data 3-4.C) Implementation and stewardship considerations, including programmatic landscape
3:30 - 4:00 Break
4:00-5:45 STUDY TEAM PLENARY - Review / Revisit:
- Main Findings and Recommendations
- Remaining Group Actions and Writing Gaps and remaining Illustration work
- Outreach and Communication Plans - Including Publication of Report/Paper
- Programmatic Means to Sustain the Needed Guidance on Continuity
Study Team Leads
6:00 Team Dinner at the Athenaeum

Friday, November 18, 2022

Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

Time
Event
Speaker
8:00 - 8:30 Institute Opens - FREE THINK TIME
Check in, affirm you are not symptomatic nor have had contact with anyone who is
8:30 - 9:00 Enjoy coffee and breakfast in the Keck Center courtyard
9:00 - 9:15 Logistics Michele Judd and
Team Leads
9:15 - 12:15 STUDY TEAM PLENARY - Finalize:
- Main Findings and Recommendations
- Remaining Group Actions and Writing Gaps and remaining Illustration work
- Outreach and Communication Plans - Including Publication of Report/Paper
- Programmatic Means to Sustain the Needed Guidance on Continuity
All
12:15-12:30 Workshop closeout Michele Judd
12:30 Formal Workshop Concludes with informal pizza lunch at the Institute
1:00 - 5:00  INFORMAL WORKSHOP SMALL GROUP COLLABORATION TIME or WRITING SESSIONS
5:00 Institute Closes

Workshop Participants:

  • Waleed Abdalati - University of Colorado Boulder
  • Nancy Baker - Naval Research Laboratory
  • Stacey Boland - Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech/NASA
  • Michael Bonadonna - National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Belay Demoz – University of Maryland, Baltimore County/JCET
  • Kelsey Foster – Stanford University
  • Christian Frankenberg - Caltech
  • Maria Hakuba – Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech/NASA
  • Therese Jorgensen - NASA Ames Research Center
  • Ryan Kramer - University of Maryland, Baltimore County/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Daniel Limonadi - Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech/NASA
  • Anna Michalak - Carnegie Institution for Science
  • Asal Naseri - Space Dynamics Laboratory
  • Pat Patterson - Space Dynamics Laboratory
  • Peter Pilewskie - University of Colorado Boulder
  • Steven Platnick - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Charlie Powell – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) / University of Michigan
  • Jeff Privette - NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information
  • Chris Ruf - University of Michigan
  • Tapio Schneider - Caltech
  • Jörg Schulz - European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)
  • Paul Selmants - U.S. Geological Survey
  • Rashmi Shah - Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech/NASA
  • Graeme Stephens - Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech/NASA
  • Timothy Stryker - USGS National Land Imaging Program
  • Wenying Su - NASA Langley Research Center
  • Mathew Van Den Heever – University of Colorado
  • Anna Veldman - Queen Mary University of London
  • Duane Waliser - Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech/NASA
  • Elizabeth Weatherhead - Jupiter Intelligence and University of Colorado Boulder

Lodging for out-of-town attendees

There are a number of hotels that are close to the Caltech campus where we have a negotiated rate. (Please note that this negotiated rate does not guarantee you the lowest rate as there may be internet specials or AAA rates that may be better.)

Please note that with enough notice, you can reserve rooms for attendees at the Athenaeum, which has been recognized as a Platinum Club of America. Newly refurbished, it is conveniently located on the Caltech Campus. Contact Janet Seid if you would like to check the availability of this option.


Visa Requirements

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Parking (for Visitors and for JPL Personnel)

For Visitors: From the Arroyo Parkway, turn right (east) on Del Mar Avenue. Proceed approximately one and a quarter miles. The Caltech campus will be on your right. Turn right (south) onto Wilson Avenue. Turn right into the North Wilson Structure and park in an unmarked spot. Buy a parking permit from the kiosk located inside the North Wilson Structure or request one ahead of time from KISS.

For JPL Personnel: JPLers may use their JPL hang tag for parking or request a special parking hangtag from the JPL parking office. Employees who do not have on-Lab parking privileges can obtain a hang tag created for this purpose from JPL parking coordinator Robert Kennedy (818-354-4586, Building 310-108B, 9/80 schedule). Please park in an unmarked spot in the North Wilson Structure located on Wilson Avenue.


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