2013 April 17; Chair VTC

April 16, 2013
NISAC Chair VTC; Paul Hanson, M. Gastil-Buhl, Suzanne Remillard


1) May Science Council Meeting (May 14-17, 2013; Jornada, Las Cruces, NM)
Gastil will attend the May Science Council meeting to represent NISAC.

2) New NISAC member appointment approval (April 16th EC VTC)
The new members were approved this morning at the EC VTC.
New members are:
---- Paul Bolstad (CWT) - CO-PI
---- Cristina Takacs-Vesbach (MCM) - CO-PI
---- Peter Doran (MCM) - CO-PI
---- Aaron Ellison (HFR) - Scientist
---- Sven Bohm (KBS) - IM

3) Spring/summer NISAC meeting and Winter teleconference
NISAC usually has a face-to-face meeting in the Spring at LNO. Because we didn't have new members elected yet, this meeting did not happen. We will try for a summer meeting. We can try to link it with the annual IMC meeting in Fairbanks in July (24-25).
We will schedule a VTC for NISAC, to include new members, within the next month or so.

4) NISAC agenda (as a committee)
---- IMC Review Criteria
---- PASTA and synthetic databases (StreamChemDB, VegDB, ClimDB)
---- Data access/tracking and policy