Science Drivers

A broadly representative group of researchers spanning earth, ecological, and life sciences will convene to assess the critical relationship between software and environmental science issues that are important to society.

Agenda

Monday March 11, 2012

8:15 am Welcome, Introductions, and Designing the vision for ISEES – Matt Jones
9:00 am Our process of defining a software institute based on science needs – Bill Michener
9:15 am Overview of results from recent visioning efforts – Mark Schildhauer
9:30 am Defining what we mean: science, grand challenges, and software impediments (facilitated discussion) – Scott Collins
10:00 am Coffee and networking break
10:30 am Breakouts A, B, C: Defining focal science questions (facilitated idea-generation session)
12:00 pm Lunch and networking break
1:15 pm Plenary: Revising, consolidating, and grouping the questions (facilitated discussion)
2:45 pm Coffee and networking break
3:15 pm Breakouts A, B, C: Fleshing out the questions: the question, the problem, how the answer will transform the state-of-the-science and how the answer might benefit society
4:45 pm Plenary: Reconvene to review progress and objectives for day 2
5:00 pm Adjourn for day

Tuesday March 12, 2012

8:15 am Overview of breakout objectives and goals
8:30 am Breakouts A, B, C: Defining the workflow: what does the solution to the focal science questions look like? Data needs? Analytical needs? Visualization needs? Community and collaboration needs? Workforce needs?
9:30 am Coffee and networking break
10:00 am Breakouts A, B, C: Finalizing the workflows
10:30 am Plenary: Reviewing the workflows
11:45 am Lunch and networking break
1:15 pm Breakouts D, E, F: Software needs: identifying commonalities and differences among the different workflows (new session breakouts)
2:30 pm Coffee and networking break
3:00 pm Community owned and operated: remarks on the NCEAS experience – Frank Davis
3:15 pm Plenary: Envisioning a sustainable software institute from the scientists’ perspective: needs and community benefits (facilitated discussion)
4:45 pm Conclusions and next steps
5:00 pm Adjourn for day

 

Participants

Dan Ames Brigham Young University
Jayne Belnap US Geological Survey
Gabe Bowen Purdue University
Bruce Caron New Media Studios
Jeanine Cavendar-Bares University of Minnesota
Scott Collins University of New Mexico
Frank Davis University of California Santa Barbara
John Gamon University of Alberta
Nancy Grimm Arizona State University
Steph Hampton University of California Santa Barbara
Matthew B. Jones University of California Santa Barbara
Chris Mattmann University of Southern California/NASA JPL
Peter McCartney National Science Foundation, Observer
Carol Meyer Earth Science Information Partnership
Bill Michener University of New Mexico
Margaret Palmer SESYNC
Claire Paris University of Miami
Malin Pinsky Princeton University
Andrea Porras-Alfaro Western Illinois
Jim Regetz University of California Santa Barbara
Mark Schildhauer University of California Santa Barbara
Rodrigo Vargas University of Delaware
Jack Williams University of Wisconsin
Elizabeth Wolkovich University of British Columbia