present: Jack, John, Bob, Zoe, Katrine, Jay, and Paul
Small team (Jen, Jeff S, Dick (ALEX), and Roberto, at Thule. The objective is the exploration of approvals for telescope (rights to hangar, use of real estate, etc.) and to review several loose ends. It happens that the review board for the hangar 1 requests exposed serious concerns on part of base and air ops that there is a semi-permanent presence anywhere near Hangar 1. There is no full time presence in the vicinity during the part of the year folks will be there for the telescope project. So evaluating new options, and most likely is use of Hangar 6 — ‘in town’ on taxi service line, and overall is a better location. Some drawbacks (door is not tall enough for complete assembly of structure) but these are mostly surmountable or can be worked around. Present plan is that nothing would happen at Hangar 1.
Power Energy group kickoff meeting coming up next Tuesday (19 Nov). Looking at ways to work some of the NSF Arctic activities into the DOE funding opportunities. Planned participants include: Tracy, Jeff S, Gregg K, Alex, Monique, Owen R, SCO
The Whitepaper for Science on the Ice Sheet was a big topic. There is a need for more information and Pat would like to see this completed soon. Jack indicated that there was a lack of information regarding the bigger picture and potential science that may stem from the presence of the telescope and the ‘if you build it, they will come’ science… There is already interest for several new initiatives, but we need to evaluate and put together as much information as possible for the prediction of the ‘mushroom’ effect of the telescope. Jack is counting on Jen relaying information to Roberto on the requirements we need in order to go forward with the White Paper. However, it was discussed that Ray B is a better point of contact. He’s been contacted, but we need to get his engagement and ping him again for further input that represents the overall potential interests from the larger Astrophysics community.
Jay, Paul leave conversation.
The SCO discussed with Katrine the plans and objectives of the side meeting and GEOSummit 2014. The latter will be focused on science, while the former will be focused on providing information to the community to the largescale infrastructure and logistical changes coming down the pipe. Dates are set (or close, just need the room confirmation from ARCUS) and we need to announce broadly and soon.
Katrine informed the SCO of internal staffing changes at CPS related to the construction teams, and the need for a CPS ‘org chart’ was discussed. There is none at present, and it is not likely to be available soon.
The CPS/SCO Outbrief will be provided in written form to Katrine by 22 November, a telcon will be planned for Mon/Tue the week of thanksgiving.
Actions: JFB to draft announcement for GEOSummit and circulate with SCO approval. Katrine to schedule telcon for outbrief. ZC to confirm room with ARCUS.