|Tuesday, 20 April
||Dinner for URC members. Aunt Maude’s,
547 Main Street, Ames, Iowa.
6:00 to 6:30 cocktails; 6:30 dinner
Meet in the hotel lobby at 5:45 to carpool.
|Wednesday, 21 April
Agronomy Building, Rm. 3140
| 8:00 am
||Continental Breakfast will be available.
|| Convene the meeting — John Merrill, URC Chairman
Welcome, Introductions, Agenda review
|| Opening Remarks — Rick Anthes, President of UCAR
October 2003 Meeting Notes — URC Chairman will
ask for approval of the notes from the last URC meeting.
Action: Approve the meeting notes.
Review of Non-Core and Non-NSF Proposals – Stephen
Monismith,Chairman of the proposal review subcommittee, will report
on the review ofNCAR non-NSF and UOP non-core proposals submitted
from July through December 2003. The subcommittee also will make
a recommendation on the proposed threshold increase of reviewed
proposals from $50K to $100K. In addition, the draft FY2003 NCAR
Non-NSF Funding Report is included for your review. This report
will be included in the overall URC report to the Members for
the Annual Meeting in October.
Action: Receive the report of the proposal
review subcommittee. If appropriate, approve the change in the
threshold of reviewed proposals.
|| NSF Report — Cliff Jacobs, Head, UCAR & Lower
Atmospheric Facilities Oversight Section, ATM/GEO, will report on
NSF items of interest.
|| BASC Study and Recompetition — UCAR President Rick
Anthes will report on the upcoming BASC study and the recompetition
for the Cooperative Agreement for the management of NCAR. Time is
allotted for discussion. The BASC resolutions and Statement of Task
are included in the meeting folder.
|| NCAR Reorganization — NCAR Director Tim Killeen
will update thecommittee on the progress of the NCAR reorganization
and discuss the impacts the reorganization will have on the universities.
Background information is included in the meeting folder.
|| NCAR and UOP Level of Effort Allocation Study —
Rick Anthes will report on this study to roughly estimate the level
of effort dedicated by UCAR and NCAR to areas such as E&O, community
facilities, community support and research and development.
Biogeosciences Panel — The following Iowa State
faculty panel will discuss biogeosciences as a basis for policy-making
relating to managed landscapes.
Cathy Kling, Moderator — Economics
Bill Batchelor — Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Steve Fales — Agronomy
Bill Simpkins — Geological and Atmospheric Science
|| Members’ Meeting Agenda Planning Discussion — Rick
Anthes and John Merrill will lead the discussion. To facilitate
discussion, a memo providing the context as well as a proposed agenda
are included in the meeting materials. This agenda reflects discussions
among the URC Chairman, Board of Trustees Chairman Kelvin Droegemeier,
past Chairman of the Board Leo Donner, Rick Anthes and Jack Fellows.
||Reception for URC and invited faculty and staff.
Reiman Gardens – (On Campus. 3/4 mile walk from the meeting room.
Walking and driving directions will be available at the meeting.)
| Thursday, 22 April
| 8:00 am
|| Continental Breakfast will be available.
||Members’ Meeting Planning Discussion, continued
|| Liaison Reports — Reports will be given by Jim Hansen
(CGD liaison), Michael Morgan (SCD liaison), Ken Pickering (ACD
liaison), and Sepi Yalda (ESIG liaison).
|| Faculty Fellowship Report — Tim Killeen will update
the committee on this program.
|| Climate @ Home — URC member Jim Hansen will report
on this project, the idea for which was sparked by conversations
with the URC last October. This project aims to use massive ensembles
of complex coupled climate models (based on NCAR’s CCSM) to help
quantify the uncertainty associated with projections of climate
change. These massive ensembles will be generated through public
participation, providing a mechanism to both educate the public
and give them a sense of ownership of the climate change problem.
||Open discussion on the previous topics or topics
not on the agenda.
~end of agenda~