Appendix C
AGENDA

Note: The agenda as presented is general, with no explicit times allocated for any item. The subjects listed are those to be covered in the summer study, but the agenda is flexible to permit in depth pursuit of an issue as needed or less time to less difficult issues. All participants are encouraged to actively engage in the discussion items and the presentations.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2000

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions (Barron)

Logistics for the meeting (Friday and Gustafson)

Scope of the study (Barron)

Context of the national needs and priorities for climate services, including The Atmospheric Sciences Entering the Twenty-First Century, Making Climate Forecasts Matter; and other applicable NRC reports. This should include a brief discussion of the state of the climate services capability, the promises for the near future, and the potential for new service families. (Barron, Rasmusson)

NOAA climate services views:



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A Climate Services Vision: First Steps Toward the Future Appendix C AGENDA Note: The agenda as presented is general, with no explicit times allocated for any item. The subjects listed are those to be covered in the summer study, but the agenda is flexible to permit in depth pursuit of an issue as needed or less time to less difficult issues. All participants are encouraged to actively engage in the discussion items and the presentations. TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2000 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions (Barron) Logistics for the meeting (Friday and Gustafson) Scope of the study (Barron) Context of the national needs and priorities for climate services, including The Atmospheric Sciences Entering the Twenty-First Century, Making Climate Forecasts Matter; and other applicable NRC reports. This should include a brief discussion of the state of the climate services capability, the promises for the near future, and the potential for new service families. (Barron, Rasmusson) NOAA climate services views:

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A Climate Services Vision: First Steps Toward the Future   • NWS perspective (Kelly, Mandt) • NESDIS perspective (Withee) • OAR perspective (Hall) • A National Climate Service through the eyes of NCDC (Karl) Navy perspective (Cuff) NASA climate services views (Schiffer) Making Climate Forecasts Matter (Weber) Reanalysis, the view from CLIVAR (Eugenia Kalnay) WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2000 8:30 a.m. Perspectives of climate services (users, requirements, potentials, shortfalls): • State view (Crawford) • Regional view (Redmond) • Private sector view (Leavitt) • International issues (Lellyett) Data as a service, the need for a ‘data priesthood’ (Discussion led by Gene Rasmusson) Assessments as a service (Discussion led by Barron) Roles and missions: public, private, and academic sectors (Discussion led by Frederick) Examinations of future demands for climate services (Discussion led by Barron) THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2000 8:30 a.m. Open discussion during which the issues that have been presented during the previous days will be crystallized and a general report outline will be prepared and discussed. The conclusions and

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A Climate Services Vision: First Steps Toward the Future   recommendations will not be formulated during this open session; rather, this will be an opportunity for clarification of the material presented and the BASC’s understanding of the material and issues. Agency participants are urged to be actively involved during this session. • Definition of climate services • Identification of users and providers • Types of products included in climate services • Future demands for climate services • Roles and missions, public, private, and academic roles and responsibilities FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2000 8:30 a.m. Discussion continued Fundamental principles to be followed in the provision of climate services: • Observations • Data sets • Modeling • Information and communication • Assessments Objectives and priorities Structure, overlap with environmental services, etc. SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2000 CLOSED SESSION 8:30 a.m. Report Preparation: Formulation of findings and recommendations. 1:00 p.m. Adjourn