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Building Global Ecological Understanding (BGEU) Town Hall
Jim Myers, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, Rodrigo Vargas, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States, Jianwu Tang, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Hank W Loescher, NEON Inc, Boulder, CO, United States
Exploring a Subduction Zone Observatory
Joan S Gomberg, USGS Western Regional Offices Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States, Kerry Sieh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore, Susan Y Schwartz, University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Shuichi Kodaira, JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Research and Development Center for Earthquake and Tsunami, Kanagawa, Japan, Jeffrey Todd Freymueller, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Sergio Eduardo Barrientos, Universidad de Chile, Centro Simológical Nacional, Santiago, Chile and Erik H Hauri, Carnegie Inst Washington, Washington, DC, United States
NASA's Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) Mission Town Hall
Sabrina Delgado Arias, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Tom Neumann, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr., Greenbelt, MD, United States, Molly Elizabeth Brown, University of Maryland College Park, Department of Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States, Vanessa M Escobar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Science Systems and Applications, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Michael F Jasinski, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD, United States
NASA's Operation IceBridge Town Hall Meeting
Nathan T Kurtz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Jacqueline Richter-Menge, US Army Corps of Engineers Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, United States and IceBridge Science Team
Next Steps for the Next Generation Science Standards in Earth and Space Science: A Town Hall Discussion
Aida A. Awad, TTCE, Science, Pompano Beach, FL, United States, Susan M Sullivan, CIRES/CU Boulder-Rsrch Lab 2, Boulder, CO, United States and Edward Robeck, AGI, Alexabdria, VA, United States
The Energy-Water Nexus - Ongoing Science Activities and Future Opportunities with the Department of Energy
Robert Vallario, Department of Energy Germantown, Germantown, MD, United States, Gerald L Geernaert, Department of Energy Germantown, Washington, DC, United States, Diana Bauer, Department of Energy, Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, Washington, DC, United States, J Arnold, US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, FL, United States, Ian Kraucunas, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, Robin L Newmark, NREL, Golden, CO, United States and Vincent Carroll Tidwell, Sandia Natl Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States
NASA's Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program's pre-Decadal Survey report
Anastasia Romanou1, Anastasia Romanou1, David Schimel2 and Paula S Bontempi3, (1)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States(2)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States(3)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
USDA Town Hall on Climate Change, Global Food Security and the U.S. Food System Report
Molly Elizabeth Brown, University of Maryland College Park, Department of Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States, Margaret Walsh, US Department of Agriculture, Climate Change Program Office, Washington, DC, United States, Peter William Backlund, Colorado State University, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Fort Collins, CO, United States and Lawrence Buja, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
 The 2017-2027 National Academies’ Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space
Arthur Charo, Space Studies Board, Washington, DC, United States; US National Research Council of the National Academies, Washington, DC, United States and Arthur Charo, Space Studies Board, Washington, DC, United States; US National Research Council of the National Academies, Washington, DC, United States
Challenges and Opportunities for Research in Earth Surface and Interior at NASA
James L Davis1, James L Davis1, Louise H Kellogg2 and Benjamin R Phillips3, (1)Columbia University of New York, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States(2)University of California - Davis, Davis, CA, United States(3)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
A Conversation with DJ Patil, Chief Data Scientist of the United States
Brooks Hanson, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States, DJ Patil, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC, United States, Mohan K Ramamurthy, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and Erin Robinson, Foundation for Earth Science, St. Louis, MO, United States
DOE scientific successes as part of the International Land Model Benchmarking (ILAMB) Project
Gerald L Geernaert, Department of Energy Germantown, Washington, DC, United States, Renu Joseph, Department of Energy Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, Forrest M. Hoffman, University of California Irvine, Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States, William J Riley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, James Tremper Randerson, University of California, Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States and David M Lawrence, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
EarthCube Science Drivers and Implementation Roadmap - Seeking Community Guidance
M Lee Allison, Arizona Geological Survey, Tucson, AZ, United States, Cindy Dick, Arizona State University, EarthScope National Office, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States and Eva E Zanzerkia, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States
EU-PolarNet – Connecting Science with Society
Nicole Biebow, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany, Renuka Badhe, European Polar Board, The Hague, Netherlands and EU-PolarNet Consortium
Future of tectonics and structural geology: NSF-sponsored white-paper workshop
Marin Kristen Clark, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, James A Spotila, Virginia PolyTech Inst State U, Blacksburg, VA, United States, Richard W Allmendinger, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, Kevin H Mahan, University of Colorado at Boulder, Geological Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Rebecca J Dorsey, University of Oregon, Earth Sciences, Eugene, OR, United States and Paul A Kapp, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
Ice Sheet System Model Town Hall Meeting
Eric Y Larour1, Eric Y Larour1 and ISSM Team, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
NOAA's Research And Development Enterprise
Richard W Spinrad, NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States and Richard W Spinrad, NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States
We Need to Talk:  How to build collaborative relationship with the cyber-technology experts in order to design a cyberinfrastructure that works with the geoscience workflows
Matty Mookerjee, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, United States and Basil Tikoff, Univ Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States
NASA Planetary Science Town Hall Meeting
Doris Daou, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States and Doris Daou, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States
A critical gap in data management: integration workflows for models and data
John D Moulton, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, Haruko M Wainwright, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, Timothy D Scheibe, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States and David P Lesmes, Department of Energy, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Germantown, MD, United States
Big Weather Web: Big Data Solutions in Support of Weather Prediction for University Research and Education
Gretchen L Mullendore, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, United States, Carlos Maltzahn, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Mohan K Ramamurthy, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States; University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Unidata, Boulder, CO, United States, Joshua Hacker, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Kevin Tyle, SUNY at Albany, Albany, NY, United States and Russ S Schumacher, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Could scientists ‘peer-review’ the web?
Emmanuel M Vincent1, Daniel G Whaley2 and Emmanuel M Vincent1, (1)University of California Merced, Center for Climate Communication, Merced, CA, United States(2)Hypothesis, San Francisco, CA, United States
Decadal USGCRP Science Assessment of the Carbon Cycle in the US and North America:  The 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2)
Gyami Shrestha, US Carbon Cycle Science Program, Washington, DC, United States, Nancy Cavallaro, USDA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, Daniel B Stover, Department of Energy Germantown, Washington, DC, United States, Zhiliang Zhu, USGS, Reston, VA, United States and Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG)/US Carbon Cycle Science Program (USGCRP) SOCCR-2 Team
Supporting Top Researchers From Anywhere in the World: Funding Opportunities from the European Research Council
David Krasa1,2, David Krasa1,2 and Sierd Cloetingh3,4, (1)European Commission, Brussels, Belgium(2)European Research Council, Scientific Management Department, Brussels, Belgium(3)Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands(4)European Research Council, Scientific Council, Brussels, Belgium
The Hydrologic Model Synthesis Project
Martyn P Clark1, Keith Beven2, Bettina Schaefli3, Stanislaus J Schymanski4, Luis E. Samaniego5 and Martyn P Clark1, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States(2)University of Lancaster, Lancaster, United Kingdom(3)EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland(4)ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland(5)Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
DOE’s Trait-Based Modeling Approach for Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE)
Daniel B Stover, Department of Energy Germantown, Washington, DC, United States, Stan D Wullschleger, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge, TN, United States and Lara M Kueppers, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
NSF Division of Polar Programs Town Hall
Scott G Borg1, Scott G Borg1, Eric S Saltzman1,2 and Kelly Kenison Falkner1, (1)National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States(2)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States
Space Physics and Aeronomy Section Agency Night
Larry J Paxton, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States and David G Sibeck, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
8th Town Hall - International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC)
Gabriela Ibarguchi1, Maribeth S Murray1, Peter Schlosser2 and ISAC International Program Office, (1)University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada(2)Columbia University, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Engineering and Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New York, NY, United States
Celebrating the International Atmospheric Chemistry Project (IGAC) as part of the IGBP Landmark Synthesis Event
Megan L Melamed, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Gregory J Frost, NOAA, Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States, Claire Granier, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, Allen H Goldstein, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, Mark G Lawrence, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, Germany and IGAC Scientific Steering Committee
A Townhall for the Network of Critical Zone Observatories
Timothy S. White, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, Susan L Brantley, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, Penn State, Univ. Pk, PA, United States, Daniel deB. Richter Jr, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC, United States, Louis A Derry, Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Ithaca, NY, United States and Steve A. Banwart, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Building Science Knowledge and Meeting Climate Change Challenges: US Global Change Research Program and the National Climate Assessment
Glynis C Lough, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, United States and Julie Morris, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, United States
Earth Observations and Global Water Security
Richard G Lawford, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, United States, Bradley Doorn, NASA Headquarters, Earth Science Directorate, Washington, DC, United States, Jerad Bales, USGS Virginia Water Science Center, Richmond, VA, United States and Christine M Lee, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC): Accelerating the Pace of Arctic Research
Sara Bowden1, Simon N Stephenson1, Martin O. Jeffries2, Sandra Starkweather3, Jessica Anne Rohde1 and Tamara Dickinson2, (1)Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, Arlington, VA, United States(2)Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC, United States(3)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, UNITED STATES
NASA Mission Applications and the Early Adopter Program
Vanessa M Escobar1, Christine k Bonniksen2, Margaret M Srinivasan3, John J Murray4 and Christine Lee3, (1)NASA Headquarters, Washington DC, DC, United States(2)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States(3)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States(4)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Revolutionizing Utilization of the Earth's Subsurface for America's Energy Future: the DOE Subsurface Crosscut Initiative (SubTER)
Susan S. Hubbard1, Marianne C Walck2, Douglas W Hollett3, Julio Friedmann3 and SubTER team, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States(2)Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States(3)Department of Energy Washington DC - DOE, Washington, DC, United States
The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Town Hall
Alexander C Ruane1, Jonathan Winter2, Roberto O Valdivia3, Sonali Prabhat McDermid4 and Cynthia Rosenzweig1, (1)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States(2)Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, United States(3)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States(4)New York University, New York, NY, United States
U.S. Group on Earth Observations (USGEO) Town Hall
Jason Gallo, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Washington, DC, United States and Timothy Schilling Stryker, Executive Office of the President, U.S. Department of the Interior, Springfield, VA, UNITED STATES
CLIVAR- Climate and Ocean - the next 10 years of CLIVAR science as part of the World Climate Research Programme
Detlef Stammer, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, Lisa M Goddard, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, Robert A Weller, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Matthew Collins, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom and Shoshiro Minobe, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
e-Infrastructure and Data Management for Global Change Research
M Lee Allison, Arizona Geological Survey, Tucson, AZ, United States and Maria E Uhle, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States
How to author a scientific manuscript in geomorphology and related sciences
Stuart N Lane, University of Lausanne, Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, Lausanne, Switzerland and John M Buffington, US Forest Service, Boise, ID, United States
NASA Earth Science Division Town Hall (Part I)
Jack A Kaye1, Michael H Freilich1, Peg Luce1, Lawrence Friedl1, George Komar2, Eric Ianson1 and Patricia A Jacobberger-Jellison1, (1)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States(2)NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
National Academy of Sciences Convocation Report: Integrating Discovery-Based Research Experiences into the Undergraduate STEM Curriculum
Laura A Guertin, Pennsylvania State University Brandywine, Media, PA, United States, Elizabeth L Ambos, Council on Undergraduate Research, Washington, DC, United States, Kerry Brenner, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, United States, Pranoti M. Asher, American Geophysical Union, Talent Pool, Washington, DC, United States and Jeffrey G Ryan, University of South Florida Tampa, Tampa, FL, United States
NGEE Arctic Data Management Town Hall 2015
Tom Boden, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, Stan D Wullschleger, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge, TN, United States and Peter E Thornton, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
NWS Model Development Forum
Michael B Ek, NOAA NWS NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD, United States; Environmental Modeling Center, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD, United States, Hendrik L Tolman, NOAA Washington DC, NOAA NWS NCEP/EMC, Washington, DC, United States and NCEP Environmental Modeling Center
Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Town Hall
Helen V Wiggins, ARCUS, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Hajo Eicken, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Marine Science, Fairbanks, AK, United States and SEARCH Science Steering Committee and Action Teams
The Future of Laboratory Studies in Atmospheric Chemistry
James M Roberts, NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO, United States, James B Burkholder, NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States; NOAA Camp Springs, Camp Springs, MD, United States, Jonathan Abbatt, University of Toronto, Chemistry, Toronto, ON, Canada and Ian Barnes, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Chemistry, Wuppertal, Germany
The Earth from a Million Miles: Advancing Earth Observations from L1
Vice President Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project, Founder and Chair, Washington, DC, United States, Tamara Dickinson, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC, United States, Adam Szabo, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Thomas J Immel, University of California, Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, Stewart Brand, Prominent American writer, futurist, and environmentalist, Sausalito, CA, United States and Stacey W Boland, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
EarthScope Science and Synthesis
Jeffrey Todd Freymueller2, Jeffrey Todd Freymueller2, Elisabeth S Nadin2 and Greg J Anderson3, (1)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States(2)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States(3)National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States
Establishing a Global Science and Data Network for Coastal Blue Carbon
Jianwu Tang1, Zhiliang Zhu2, Lisamarie Windham-Myers3, Kevin D Kroeger4, Emily J Pidgeon5 and Jennifer Howard5, (1)Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, United States(2)USGS, Reston, VA, United States(3)USGS California Water Science Center Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA, United States(4)USGS, Woods Hole, MA, United States(5)Conservation International, Arlington, VA, United States
Fast changing coupled human-water system in China
Fuqiang Tian, Tsinghua University, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Beijing, China and Murugesu Sivapalan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States
Future Earth – Research for Global Sustainability: Latest Developments and Opportunities
Thorsten Kiefer1,2, Thorsten Kiefer1,2 and Future Earth Science and Engagement Committees and Secretariat, (1)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States(2)Future Earth, Global Secretariat Hub, Paris, France
NASA Sea Level Change Team Town Hall
R Steven Nerem, Univ of CO-Aerospace Egrg Sci, Boulder, CO, United States; University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Carmen Boening, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Nitrate Radicals and Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds
Steven S Brown, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Nga Lee Ng, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States
Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions
Mary R Albert, Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, NH, United States and John W Goodge, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN, United States
The AmeriFlux Network: Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary
Margaret S Torn1, Dennis D Baldocchi2, Sebastien Biraud1, Deb Agarwal3, Tom Boden4, Dario Papale5, Daniel B Stover6, Gilberto Pastorello7 and AmeriFlux Management Project (AMP) Team, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States(2)University of California Berkeley, Dept of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, Berkeley, CA, United States(3)LBNL, Berkeley, CA, United States(4)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge, TN, United States(5)Tuscia University, Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest systems (DIBAF), Viterbo, Italy(6)Department of Energy Germantown, Washington, DC, United States(7)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Advanced Computing for Science, Berkeley, CA, United States
THE ARCTIC FUTURES INITIATIVE: MERGING EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE AND POLICYMAKER PERSPECTIVES
Charles J Vorosmarty, Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Environmental Sciences Initiative, New York, NY, United States, Hannu Halinen, IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria and Peter Lemke, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven, Germany
What is new in NSF Geosciences?
Roger M Wakimoto, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States and Donald J Wuebbles, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States
NASA Earth Science Division Town Hall (Part 2)
Jack A Kaye1, Michael H Freilich1, Peg Luce1, Lawrence Friedl1, George Komar2, Eric Ianson1 and Patricia A Jacobberger-Jellison1, (1)NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States(2)NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States