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Polar Space Task Group (PSTG)
First Meeting
Date: 13-14 October 2011
Venue: WMO HQ, Geneva, Room 7 Lake. Meeting starts at 09:00 am

Agenda Item Related Working Documents Responsible

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Inf 1: List of Documents

Inf 2: Invitees

 

1

Opening and Approval of Agenda

Doc 1: Provisional Agenda

Mark Drinkwater
2

Review History/Successes of IPY-STG
Doc 2 IPY-STG6 Oslo 2010 Meeting Notes
Doc 2 IPY Outcomes and legacy


Mark Drinkwater
E. Sarukhanian

3

3.1

 

3.2

Review Terms of Reference of PSTG

Operating Mandate

Doc 3.1 Terms of Reference

Membership/Chairman – term limits & rotation

All

 

Mark Drinkwater

4

4.1

 

4.2

4.3

WMO Panel of Experts on Polar Observations, Research & Services (PORS)

Global Cryosphere Watch
Doc 4.1 Global Cryosphere Watch
Doc 4.1 GCW Implementation Strategy
International Polar Decade
Doc 4.2 WCRP: International Polar Decade
Global Integrated Polar Prediction System
Doc 4.3 GIPPS Concept Paper
Doc 4.3 WCRP: GIPPS

PORS


Barry Goodison
B. Goodison & J. Key

Vladimir Ryabinin


Vladimir Ryabinin

5

5.1
5.2
5.3

CRP perspectives in polar research

CliC
GEWEX
SPARC
Doc 5 WCRP and Polar Research

Vladimir Ryabinin

6

6.1

6.2

6.3

Interfaces of PSTG (CEOS, WCRP-CliC, SCAR, etc.)

CEOS & CGMS, WMO CM (Consultative – High Level Policy – Satellite Matters)

WMO (including GFCS, WIGOS, Architecture for Climate Monitoring from Space)

Requirements Sources

i. EC-PORS (GCW, IPD, GIPPS)

ii. WCRP-CliC

iii. GCOS

iv. IPY legacy projects: SAON v. SCAR (SOOS)

Doc 6.2 WMO Observing Requirements Database

All

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. Lafeuille

7

7.1

 

 

7.2

 

Agency Reports

Strategic Focus Areas – polar science, continuity ice sheet, InSAR

Doc 7.1.1 DLR Spaceborne Polar Observing Systems

Doc 7.1.2 Brazil Activities

Status of Relevant Missions (e.g. CryoSat-2; IceSat-2; Metop, TerraSAR)

Doc 7.2.1 USGS Landsat

Doc 7.2.2 DLR TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellite missions update

Doc 7.2.3 ASI EO Missions

Doc 7.2.4 EUMETSAT- The Polar Programmes

Doc 7.2.5 NOAA

Doc 7.2.6 CSA-PSTG

Doc 7.2.6-Add: CSA Presentation to CGMS-39 on on PCW

Doc 7.2.7 CNES activities post-SPIRIT

 

 

M. Gottwald

Ronald Buss de Souza

 

J. Mullins

D. Floriciou

F. Battazza

K. Holmlund

P. Clemente Colon

Y. Crevier

G. Kroupnik

S. Hosford

8

8.1

 

8.2

8.3

Establishing Role of PSTG

Functional Requirements

Doc 8.1 PSTG Functional Requirements

Discussion of Strategic Goals of PSTG

Reporting Lines

Working Groups

 
9 Review of Action Items/Recommendations  

10

Summary Report drafting  
Background Documents / Information
Inf 3 EC-LXIII Doc 3(3) Review of Panels and other bodies of the EC  
Inf 4 Concress 16 PINK 11.9 Polar Initiatives  
Inf 5 Airborne and Space-Borne Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere K Jezek
Inf 6 GCOS Implementation Plan  

 

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