NOAA Logo CoastWatch 2003 Node Managers Meeting
Glen Arbor, MI
October 7 - 9, 2003
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AGENDA and SCHEDULE

CoastWatch 2003 - Node Managers Meeting 
Glen Arbor, MI 
7-9 October 2003

Monday, 6 October 2003 - Travel day

Day 1 - Tuesday, 7 October 2003 - Commencement, Invited Speakers, Overview, 
        and Node Reports
0730 - 0830 Breakfast
0800 - 0830 Registration ($150, Cash ONLY.)  
0830 - 0845 Housekeeping (G. Leshkevich)

0845 - 0930 Welcome and presentation "Science and the New NOAA" by Dr. A. Beeton, 
            former Director of the NOAA/Great Lakes Environmental Research 
            Laboratory and Chairman of the NOAA Science Advisory Board.  
0930 - 1015 Invited speaker, Dr. J. Gannon, formerly with the USGS Great Lakes 
            Science Center now with the International Joint Commission speaking 
            about "Nagging and Emerging Issues Facing the Great Lakes".
1015 - 1045 Break
1045 - 1100 ORAD/NESDIS (Eric Bayler, NESDIS)
1100 - 1145 NOAA CoastWatch/OceanWatch- Past, Present, and Future (K. Hughes,
            CoastWatch Program Manager)
1145 - 1200 Discussion
1200 - 1300 Lunch

Node Reports
1300 - 1330 Alaska (G. Hufford)
1330 - 1400 Gulf of Mexico (T. Leming)
1400 - 1430 Great Lakes (G. Leshkevich)
1430 - 1500 Break
1500 - 1530 West Coast (M. Laurs) 
1530 - 1600 Central Pacific (J. Polovina) 
1600 - 1630 Northeast (G. Wood)
1630 - 1700 Caribbean (Joaquin Trinanes)
1700 - 1730 Discussion

1730 - 1800 Downtime

1800 - ???? Reception. BBQ.  Non-registered guests are welcome at an additional cost
            of $25 each.  Prior arrangements should be made with Jennifer Tremble at 
            The Homestead Resort.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 2 - Wednesday, 8 October, 2003 - CoastWatch Infrastructure - Central Operations

0730 - 0815 Breakfast
0815 - 0830 Housekeeping (G. Leshkevich)

0830 - 0850 Operations, Outreach, and Education (S. Bell)

Sea Surface Temperature (AVHRR & GOES Imager)
            Product Generation
0850 - 0910   CEMSCS (J. Sapper)
0910 - 0930   Ctera: CoastWatch TeraScan Data Procesing System (P. Hollemans)
0930 - 0950   GOES-SST Products and GOES/POES Blended Products (E. Maturi)
0950 - 1010   MODIS SST (M. Soracco)
1010 - 1020 Discussion
1020 - 1030 Break
1030 - 1050 Cal/Val (X. Li)

Ocean Color (SeaWiFS/MODIS)
1050 - 1110 General Comments (C. Brown)
1110 - 1200 Color Sensors Now and Future
              SeaWiFS (M. Soracco) 
              MODIS Terra & Aqua (M. Soracco)
              GLI (R. Sinha)

1200 - 1300 Lunch

Winds
1300 - 1330 Product Generation (P. Chang)
              QuikScat
              SSM/I
1330 - 1345 Cal/Val (P. Chang)
1345 - 1400 Discussion
1400 - 1430 Break

NRT Distribution & CW Software and Utilities
1430 - 1500 CoastWatch Utilities Version 3 (P. Hollemans) 
1500 - 1530 CoastWatch/OceanWatch Central Websites and Servers (M. Soracco)               
1530 - 1610 Comprehensive Large Array Stewardship System: Archive, Access, and
            Distribution Segment (Alex Kidd)
1610 - 1630 Discussion
1630 - 1700 Downtime

1700 - Leave The Homestead for Dinner Train - Boarding at 1745 -Train leaves 
       station at 1830. Non-registered guests are welcome at an additional cost 
       of $72 each.  Please contact Susan Cooper (gtdt@dinnertrain.com or
       (231)933-3768) before Aug. 29, if you want to bring someone who is not a
       meeting participant, so that proper arrangements can be made.

 

 
 
 
 

Day 3 - Thursday,  9 October 2003 - New Horizons, Environmental Applications, 
        Principals/ Nuts-and-Bolts Meetings, Adjourn

0730 - 0815 Breakfast
0815 - 0830 Housekeeping (G. Leshkevich)

New Horizons
0830 - 0850 GOES-R/Coast Waters Imager (Michael Madden)
0850 - 0910 NPP/NPOESS (Ramesh Sinha)
0910 - 0930 Color CAL/VAL (Chris Brown
0930 - 0950 Microwave SST (T. Mavor)
0950 - 1000 Discussion
1000 - 1015 Break

Applications
1015 - 1045 CDAT: The CoastWatch Data Analysis Tool - Demo and Future Directions
            (P. Hollemans)
1045 - 1115 SAR Applications - GhostNet (W. Pichel - NESDIS|ORA|ORAD, Suitland)
1115 - 1145 Scatterometer Sensors for Great Lakes Ice / Wind Retrieval  
            (G. Leshkevich OAR|GLERL, Ann Arbor)
1145 - 1200 Discussion
1200 - 1300 Lunch

1330 - 1400 CLAVR-X vs. Current CW Cloud Mask (J. Sapper) (tentative)

1400 - 1530 Principals Only Meeting (K. Hughes, NESDIS|ORA|ORAD - Suitland)
              (PI's and selected central folk)
                        
1400 - 1530 Nuts-and-bolts session (P. Hollemans)
              (operations people and any interested parties)

              processing (local .vs. central)
              web pages (accessibility, flexibility and diversity)
              software and format issues
              utilities for non-expert users
              archiving (local .vs. central)
              cross-node technology transfer

1530 - 1545 Break
1545 - 1700 Principals Only Meeting Continues - if required (K. Hughes)
1545 - 1700 Non-principals stroll along the beach.
1700        Adjourn

Friday, 10 October 2003 - Travel day