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EC Panel of Experts on

Polar Observations, Research and Services

Second session
Hobart, Australia, 18–20 October 2010

Documentation plan
(Updated - 20 October 2010)

 

Agenda item

Doc
No.
Title

Submitted
by

Primary Presenter

Deadline

Secondary Presenter
Resource Material

1

ORGANIZATION OF THE SESSION (Document 1)

1.1

Welcome and Opening of the session

-

Remarks from Chair

n/a Ayers n/a

Remarks from WMO

n/a Zhang

Remarks from Director, Australian Antarctic Division

n/a Maddock

1.2

Adoption of the Agenda

1.2.1

Provisional Agenda

Secretariat Chair Done
1.2.2

Explanatory Memorandum

Secretariat n/a Done
INF.1

Tentative Work Plan

Secretariat n/a Done

1.3

Working Arrangements

INF.2

Material Arrangements

Secretariat

Gill/
Pendlebury

Done

n/a

Field Excursion to Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station

n/a Done
INF.3

List of Participants

Secretariat

n/a

Done

INF.4

Member Profiles

Secretariat

n/a

Done

2

EC-PORS OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK (Document 2)

2.1

2.1.1

Outcomes from WMO
EC-LXII

Australia/Canada
/Secretariat

Co-Chairs

Done

2.1.2

Updated Terms of Reference

Secretariat

Gordon

Done

2.2 2.2.1

Preparation for WMO
Cg-XVI

Australia/Canada
/Secretariat

Co-Chairs

Done

2.3 2.3.1

Definition of Polar Domain

Secretariat

Co-Chairs

Done

3

REVIEW OF EC-PORS ACTIVITY SINCE EC-PORS-1  (Document 3)

3.1

Report of the Antarctic Task Team

3.1.1

Outcomes of Antarctic TT first session

Shanklin/
Secretariat

Shanklin

17 Oct.

3.1.2

Proposed Resolutions

Shanklin/
Secretariat

Shanklin

17 Oct.

3.2

3.2 Canada/
Secretariat
Angle/
Ondras
Done
3.2.1

Steering Framework Activity

Angle/Ondras
See 3.2
Done
3.2.2

CAS/THORPEX interest in Polar Prediction System

Goodison
See 3.2/4.3.1
Adams
Done
3.2.3

Developments under SAON

Angle
See 3.2
Grimes
Done
3.2.4

Polar Space Task Group

Ryan
See 3.2
Drinkwater
Done

4

FRAMEWORK REPORTS ON PROGRESS AND ADVANCES (Document 4)

4.1

Observations

Abraham/
Drinkwater

 

4.1.1

Global Cryosphere Watch Task Plan

Key/Snorrason/
Hubberten/Erb/
Goodison

 

Done

INF.20

Stability and Variations of Arctic Land Ice (SIVALI)

Snorrason   Done
INF.21

LIDAR mapping of ice surfaces elevations in Iceland during and following the IPY

Snorrason   Done

4.1.2

Satellite Element Polar Observing Task Plan

Drinkwater   Done
INF.28

Satellite - White Paper

Drinkwater   Done
4.2

Services

Damski  
4.2.1

Product survey/assessment

Devaris/Damski   Done
4.3

Research

Lemke  
4.3.1

Short-term prediction, CAS/THORPEX Workshop on Polar Prediction

Burridge   Done
4.3.2

Medium-term, WCRP Workshop on Polar Predictability

D/WCRP   Done
4.3.3

Long-term projection of ice-sheet mass balance and sea level

Lemke   Done
INF.26

GAP Analysis

Pendlebury   Done

5

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

5.1

Break-out session 1

Task Team leads/co-leads  

Observation Program UPDATES

INF.13

Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW)

D/RES   Done
INF.

Arctic-HYCOS Proposal

See INF.22

  Done

INF.9

Polar Permafrost Networks

Hubberten

Done

INF.14

IABP & IPAB

Goos

Done

INF.23

GCOS

GCOS Secretariat   Done

UPDATES on related Services

INF.27

GFCS- External High Level Task Force

D/WDS

 

Done

INF.29

GFCS – WMO Planning

D/CLW   Done
INF.18

Polar Climate Outlook Forum and Polar Regional Climate Centres

D/CLW   Done
INF.10

IICWG

IICWG Secretary   Done
INF.22

Arctic-HYDRA

Snorrason   Done
INF.

GMDSS

See item 8.1 (JCOMM)   Done
5.2

Break-out session 2 (See 5.1)

Task Team leads/co-leads n/a

6

REPORTS FROM BREAK-OUT SESSIONS
6.1

6.1.1

Observations

Task Team

Abraham/
Drinkwater

19 Oct.

6.2

6.2.1

Services

Task Team

Damski

19 Oct.

6.3

6.3.1

Research

Task Team

Lemke

19 Oct.

7

PARTNERSHIPS/ENGAGEMENT/COMMUNICATIONS (Document 7)
7

Specific Antarctic Themes/ Partnerships

Secretariat

Co-chairs

Done

7.1

Updated Reports for Antarctic

INF.

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)

See item 8.1 (JCOMM)

  Done

INF.16

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)

SCAR
Secretariat

  Done

INF.7

Antarctic Treaty System (ATCM)

ATCM Secretariat

Done

INF.30

COMNAP

Clifton

Done

INF.

IAATO

Environmental Operations Director   10 Sep.

Arctic Updates

INF.

Arctic Council/AMAP

AMAP

 

03 Sep.

INF.6

International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)

IASC Exec. Sec

Done

8

POLAR ACTIVITIES IN CONTEXT OF WMO STRATEGIC AND OPERATING PLANS (Document 8)
8.1

Technical Commissions and Regional Associations

8.1(1)

JCOMM

JCOMM Dexter Done
8.1(2) Secretariat   Done
8.1(3)

CBS

Secretariat   Done
  8.1(4)

CHy

See item 5.1 INF.22   Done
  8.1(5)

CAgM

No change from EC-PORS-1   Done
8.2

IPY Results and Follow-on – International Polar Decade (IPD)

INF.15

IPD

Sarukhanian
Grimes
Done
INF.25

IOC Perspective on IPD

IOC Secretariat
 
Done

INF.5

PantOS

Shanklin

 

Done

INF.17

SOOS

Rintoul

Done

INF.19

iAOOS

IASC/AOSB

 

Done

INF.8

GIIPSY

Jezek   Done

INF.12

IPY Data Base updating and Data Portal

Godoy/Parsons   Done
8.3 8.3.1

WIGOS/WIS Developments

Zahumensky

Zhang

Done

8.4 INF.

GAW (Antarctic Ozone)

See 5.1

 

Done

8.5

Capacity Building in Polar Regions

Co-chairs  
INF.11

APECS

APECS/Baeseman

Done

INF.24

WMO Training Resouces

Secretariat   Done

9

REVIEW OF STRUCTURE OF EC-PORS (Document 9)
9 9.1

Update Terms of Reference

See 2.1.1

Gordon

Done

9.2

Funding Panel activities

Angle/Gill

Co-chairs

20 Oct.

9.3

Panel membership

Angle/Gill Co-chairs 20 Oct.
9.4

Working mechanisms

Angle/Gill Co-chairs 20 Oct.
9.5

Intersessional arrangements

Angle/Gill Co-chairs 20 Oct.

10

FUTURE WORK PROGRAMME (Document 10)
10 10.1

Continuing Engagement of Partner Organizations

Angle

Co-chairs

20 Oct.

10.2

Summary of Proposed Tasks, Actions and Responsibilities

Gill

Co-chairs

20 Oct.

10.3

Preparations for Cg-XVI and EC-LXIII

Angle/Gill

Co-chairs

20 Oct.

11

FUTURE MEETINGS OF EC-PORS AND ITS CONSTITUTED BODIES

12

CLOSURE OF MEETING

 

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