Forth Monthly Telecon of the Task Team of GEO Task ST-09-02

March 28, 2011, 13:00 - 14:00 UTC
Agenda (Version 0.2 of 2011- 3-26 16: 2)


1 Acceptance of Agenda, Minutes of T3 (see draft minutes ), and Action Items (see AI List ).

2 Sub-Activity 2.2 (Roadmap Activity 2b; establishing a "GEO label")

3 Activity 3: Outreach to diverse scientific and technological communities
The sub-activities 3.1 (Production of promotion material) and 3.2 (Slide library on how GEOSS works) have been stalled for some time and should be reactivated. Several recent events underlined the importance of promotion material and a slide library.

4 Activity 5 (Presence of GEO at major symposia)
For the overall activity, having an outreach plan would be very helpful. Russell Lefevre has drafted such a plan for EGIDA (available as doc ), and the Task team should consider whether elements of this plan can serve the Task team. For Sub-Activity 5.1 (Identify major scientific conference and facilitate plenary presentations on GEO and GEOSS) (and also the other sub-activities), an up-to-date list of major conferences would be very helpful. An initial list is available at . Information on major scientific meetings not included can be sent to For coordination of Sub-Activity 5.2 (Session on GEOSS-related topics at major scientific meetings) and Sub-Activity 5.3 (Organize/promote side events at major scientific meetings), it would be helpful to have an on-line up-to-date overview of who plans to or has submitted session or event proposal to which meeting.

5 Input for next Task team report to the STC
The PoC of ST-09-02 will report on the Task Team work at the STC meeting, April 14-15, 2011, in Sydney, Australia. All Task team members are invited to report relevant activities, achievements, and issues to be addressed by the STC to the PoC.

6 Any other business

7 Date and Time of the Monthly Telecons
The next telecon is proposed for Friday, April 29, 2011 at 14:00-15:00 UTC.

8 Summary of Action Items

Agenda prepared by Hans-Peter Plag

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