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

April 28, 2011, 13:00 - 14:00 UTC
Agenda (Version 0.1 of 2011- 4-26 22:33)


1 Acceptance of Agenda, Minutes of T4 (see draft minutes ), and Action Items (see AI List ).

2 Report from the STC meeting
A brief report is available here .

3 Activity 1 (Links with major scientific research enterprises)
This activity, which is currently more or less stalled needs to be revisited. The goal of this activity is to identify major scientific research enterprises and, if their activity is valid for GEO and GEOSS, to bring them closer to GEO and GEOSS. Originally, the goal was to motivate those enterprises considered relevant to GEO to become a Participating Organization (PO). However, in the meantime, the GEO EXCOM has indicated that they would like to limit the number of POs and consider the current number already as too large.

With this new development, it seems important to reconsider the goals of Activity 1 and to review the current approach, which is to first develop an inventory and then start actions. After the goals of the activity have been clarified, it may be a good idea to populate the matrix of SBA and sub-areas with known enterprises and thus identify gaps. Subsequently, we could target these gaps. Only in cases where highly relevant enterprises are identified, the option of a new PO should be considered. Most likely, this will be restricted to those SBAs, where currently very limited science participation is available.

4 Any other business

5 Date and Time of the Monthly Telecons
The next telecon is proposed for Monday, May 30, 2011 at 13:00-14:00 UTC.

6 Summary of Action Items

Agenda prepared by Hans-Peter Plag

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