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2015 CMS Fall Meeting Agenda

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Day 2 & 3 Agenda {PDF}

Monday November 16 — Fountain Ballroom
8:00 CMS Applications Meeting Registration & Check-in—Outside of Fountain Ballroom
8:30 Meet and Greet and Poster Session — Fountain IV Ballroom
10:00 CMS Applications Workshop Begins — Fountain Ballroom
10:00 George Hurtt, CMS Science Team Leader &
Peter Griffith, Chief Scientist of NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Office
  CMS Science Team Meeting Welcome
10:15 Ken Jucks, Kathy Hibbard, and Hank Margolis,
  Welcome, Introduction of carbon cycle and CMS congressional direction
10:30 Vanessa Escobar, CMS Applications Coordinator   CMS Applications Activity Welcome, CMS Applications Program, stakeholder engagement and CMS impact studies
10:45 Brief around-the-room introductions facilitated by Vanessa Escobar
  • Introduction of all stakeholders in the room
  • Stakeholders state their need/desired outcome(s) for CMS engagement.
  • Define the work you do and the decision you are trying to make. How/What type of carbon data from the CMS (potentially) provides decision support?
11:15 Lunch on your own
  Speaker Topic
12:00 Ian Hanou, Plan-It Geo, LLC, and Matt Russell, University of Minnesota Forest biomass for local resource management (PDF)

Phone application for foresters that would rapidly summarize forest carbon attributes (based off of a gridded data product) within defined radii of a phone’s location
(PIs: Ganguly-01, Greenberg-01, Hudak- 01, Hurtt-03, Williams-C-01, Cohen-02, Dubayah-04, Duren-01, Escobar-01)
12:20 Mark Trice, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Local-scaled ocean acidification monitoring efforts (PDF)
(PIs: Bowman-02, Hurtt-03, Lohrenz-05, Duren-01, Escobar-01)
12:40 Steve Crooks, ESA Wetlands in GHG inventory (PDF)
(PIs: Hurtt-03, Jacob-02, Lohrenz-05, Windham-Myers-01, Duren-01, Escobar-01, Morton- 02)
1:00 Jeff Cole, Blue Source Forest biomass for carbon markets (PDF)
(PIs: Fatoyinbo-01, Ganguly-01, Greenberg-01, Hudak-01, Hurtt-03, Lohrenz-05, Morton-01, Walker-W-01, Williams-C-01, Duren-01, Escobar-01, Graven-01, Stehman-01)
1:20 Bart Croes and Elizabeth Scheehle, California Air Resources Board Perspectives on California’s ambitious GHG mitigation targets (PDF)
(PIs: Andrews-03, Baker-01, Bowman-02, Ganguly-01, Greenberg-01, Hudak-01, Jacob-02, Williams-C-01, WindhamMyers-01, Dubayah-04, Duren-01, Escobar- 01, Graven-01)
1:40 Panel: Q & A with Speakers
2:00 Afternoon Break
2:30 Walter Vergara and Fred Stolle, World Resources Institute (WRI) Initiative 20x20 International MRV in Latin America (PDF)
(PIs: Andrews-03, Morton-01, Walker-W- 01, Asrar-West-04, Cochrane-01, Collatz- 02, Dubey-01, Duren-01, Escobar-01, Hagen-01, Keller-01, Kellndorfer-03, Vargas-01, Houghton-02)
2:50 Kate Larsen, Rhodium Group The International and National MRV Landscape (PDF)
(PIs: Andrews-02, Baker-01, Bowman-02, Fatoyinbo-01, Jacob-02, Morton-01, Ott-01, Walker-W-01, Williams-C-01, WindhamMyers-01, Asrar-West-04, Cochrane-01, Cohen-02, Collatz-02, Dubey-01, Duren- 01, Escobar-01, Hagen-01, Keller-01, Kellndorfer-03, Lauvaux-01, Stehman-01, Vargas-01)
3:10 Sanden Totten, KPCC Media Perspective- Making the Public Care About Carbon: Media and scientists roles in communicating carbon-related research (PDF)
3:30 Amy Holm, The Climate Registry MRV Process (PDF)
(PIs: Andrews-03, Baker-01, Fatoyinbo-01, Hudak-01, Hurtt-03, Jacob-02, Lohrenz-05, Morton-01, Walker-W-01, Williams-C-01, Windham-Myers-01, Cochrane-01, Cohen-02, Dubayah-04, Dubey-01, Duren-01, Escobar-01, Graven-01, Hagen-01, Keller-01, Kellndorfer- 03, Nehrkorn-01, Stehman-01, Vargas-01, Healey-01, Houghton-02, Miller-J-01, Saatchi- 02)
3:45 Panel: Q & A with Speakers
4:00 Afternoon Break
4:15 Breakout Session

Discuss the details of individual CMS products and how they will/will not satisfy MRV, policy and GHG. Address what do stakeholders need/want?
  1. Breakout #1 — Fountain Ballroom
  2. Breakout #2 — San Marino
  3. Breakout #3 — Altadena
  4. Breakout #4 —Leishman Boardroom
Questions for each working group to address:
  • What are the specific stakeholder needs that could potentially be addressed by current or future CMS data products?
  • What actions can stakeholders take with NASA to evaluate and/or incorporate CMS data products into decision making?
  • What are the main challenges to expressing uncertainty for each theme?
  • Each group should create a list of challenges, opportunities, data format and requirements, uncertainty considerations, and a plan for implementation (if appropriate).
  • Each group must report at least two action items (one designated for CMS, the other for the stakeholder) that identify the next step forward in helping connect the science to the decision process.
5:00 Reports back from groups (5 minutes each)
— Fountain Ballroom
Designated reporter with 1 page report and action items moving forward
5:30 Open discussion and identification of actions forward for each policy MRV scale —
Facilitated by George Hurtt and Vanessa Escobar
6:00 Vanessa Escobar, CMS Applications Coordinator Summary of workshop and actions moving forward. Closing remarks.
6:15 CMS Applications Social and Dinner at Cafe Santorini >>
Tuesday November 17 — Fountain Ballroom (Top)

Agenda w/ Presentations (sign-in required) >>
8:30 Welcome   Peter Griffith
8:35 HQ Perspective   Kathy Hibbard, Ken Jucks
8:45 CMS Science Team   George Hurtt
9:00 2013 CMS Project Reports — 3 Parallel Sessions
2013-A: Fountain Ballroom—Peter Griffith (Chair)
9:00 A framework for carbon monitoring and upscaling in forests across Mexico to support implementation of REDD+
(Vargas-01) >>
  Rodrigo Vargas
9:15 An Historically Consistent and Broadly Applicable MRV System Based on Lidar Sampling and Landsat Time-series (Tested in the US, and applied to the US NGHGI reporting system)(Cohen-02) >>   Warren Cohen
9:30 Development of a Prototype MRV System to Support Carbon Ecomarket Infrastructure in Sonoma County(Dubayah-04) >>   George Hurtt
9:45 A Joint USFS-NASA Pilot Project to Estimate Forest Carbon Stocks in Interior Alaska by Integrating Field, Airborne and Satellite Data (Morton-02) >>   Doug Morton
10:00 Developing Statistically Rigorous Sampling Design and Analysis Methods to Reduce and Quantify Uncertainties Associated with Carbon Monitoring Systems(Stehman-01) >>   Steve Stehman
2013-B: San Marino—Vanessa Escobar (Chair)
9:00 Quantifying fossil and biospheric CO2 fluxes in California using ground-based and satellite observations (Graven-01) >>   Marc Fischer
9:15 Off-the-shelf Commercial Compact Solar FTS for CO2 and CH4 Observations for MRV (Dubey-01) >> Manvendra Dubey
9:30 Quantification of the sensitivity of NASA CMS Flux inversions to uncertainty in atmospheric transport (Lauvaux-01) >> Martha Butler
9:45 Prototype Monitoring, Reporting and Verification System for the Regional Scale: The Boston-DC Corridor(Nehrkorn-01) >> Thomas Nehrkorn
10:00 Understanding user needs for carbon monitoring information (Duren-01) >> Riley Duren
10:15 Applications of the NASA Carbon Monitoring System: Engagement, Use, and Evaluation (Escobar-01)>> Vanessa Escobar
2013-C: Altadena—Libby Larson (Chair)
9:00 Filling a Critical Gap in Indonesia's National Carbon Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification Capabilities for Supporting REDD+ Activities: Incorporating, Quantifying and Locating Fire Emissions from Within Tropical Peat-swamp Forests (Cochrane-01) >>   Erianto Indra Putra
9:15 Carbon Monitoring of Agricultural Lands: Developing a Globally Consistent Estimate of Carbon Stocks and Fluxes
(Asrar-West-04) >>
  Ghassem Asrar
Tris West
9:30 A data assimilation approach to quantify uncertainty for estimates of biomass stocks and changes in Amazon forests (Keller-01) >>   Michael Keller
9:45 Operational multi-sensor design for national scale forest carbon monitoring to support REDD+ MRV systems (Hagen-01) >>   Steve Hagen
10:00 Time Series Fusion of Optical and Radar Imagery for Improved Monitoring of Activity Data, and Uncertainty Analysis of Emission Factors for Estimation of Forest Carbon Flux (Kellndorfer-03) >>   Curtis Woodcock 
10:30 Break  
11:00 Working Groups Progress Reports - Fountain Ballroom
        • Data (Crystal Schaaf)
        • MRV (Rodrigo Vargas)
        • Algorithms (Sangram Ganguly, Robert Kennedy)
        • Framework (Kevin Bowman)
        • Atmospheric Verification (Manvendra Dubey)
        • External Communications (David Lagomasino)
12:30 Lunch and Poster Session on 2013 Projects
(Lunch on your own—posters in Fountain Ballroom IV)
2:00 Working Group Breakout Session 1
        • Data — Fountain Ballroom (Crystal Schaaf)
        • MRV —San Marino (Rodrigo Vargas)
        • Algorithms —Altadena (Sangram Ganguly, Robert Kennedy)
3:30 Break  
4:00 Working Group Breakout Session 2
        • Framework —Fountain Ballroom (Kevin Bowman)
        • Atmospheric Verification —San Marino (Manvendra Dubey)
        • External Communications —Altadena (David Lagomasino)
5:30 Summary Discussion — Fountain Ballroom  
6:00 Adjourn  
Wednesday Nov 18 — Fountain Ballroom (Top)

Agenda w/ Presentations (sign-in required) >>
8:30 Project Support    Peter Griffith
9:00 2014 Project Reports  
  2014-A: Fountain Ballroom—Peter Griffith (Chair)
9:00 Reducing Uncertainties in Satellite-Derived Forest Aboveground Biomass Estimates Using a High Resolution Forest Cover Map (Ganguly-01) >>   Sangram Ganguly
9:15 Reducing Uncertainties in Estimating California's Forest Carbon Stocks (Greenberg-01) >>   Jonathan Greenberg
9:30 Prototyping A Methodology To Develop Regional-Scale Forest Aboveground Biomass Carbon Maps Predicted From Landsat Time Series, Trained From Field and Lidar Data Collections, And Independently Validated With FIA Data (Hudak-01) >>   Andrew Hudak
9:45 Long-Term Carbon Consequences of Amazon Forest Degradation(Morton-01) >>   Doug Morton
10:00 High-Resolution Carbon Monitoring and Modeling: Continuing Prototype Development and Deployment (Hurtt-03) >>   George Hurtt
  2014-B: San Marino—Libby Larson (Chair)
9:00 Total Carbon Estimation in African Mangroves and Coastal Wetlands in Preparation for REDD and Blue Carbon Credits(Fatoyinbo-01) >>   Emanuelle Antonio Feliciano 
9:15 An Integrated Terrestrial-Coastal Ocean Observation and Modeling Framework for Carbon Management Decision Support (Lohrenz-05) >>   Steven Lohrenz
9:30 Linking Satellite and Soil Data to Validate Coastal Wetland 'Blue Carbon' Inventories: Upscaled Support for Developing MRV and REDD+ Protocols (Windham-Myers-01) >>   Lisamarie Windham-Myers
9:45 Direct Measurement of Aboveground Carbon Dynamics in Support of Large-Area CMS Development (Walker-W-01) >>   Wayne Walker
10:00 Translating Forest Change to Carbon Emissions/Removals Linking Disturbance Products, Biomass Maps, and Carbon Cycle Modeling in a Comprehensive Carbon Monitoring Framework (Williams-C-01) >>   Huan Gu
  2014-C: Altadena—Kevin Bowman (Chair)
9:00 Continuation of the CMS-Flux Pilot Project (Bowman-02) >>   Kevin Bowman
9:15 Regional Inverse Modeling in North and South America for the NASA Carbon Monitoring System (Andrews-03) >>   Arlyn Andrews
9:30 A Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Data Assimilation System for Carbon Flux Monitoring and Verification(Baker-01) >>   David Baker
9:45 GEOS-Carb II: Delivering Carbon Flux and Concentration Products Based on the GEOS Modeling System(Ott-01) >>   Lesley Ott
10:00 High-Resolution Constraints on North American and Global Methane Sources Using Satellites (Jacob-02) >>   Daniel Jacob
10:30 Break  
11:00 Working Groups Plenary Report Back /Future Plans — Fountain Ballroom
        • Data (Crystal Schaaf)
        • MRV (Stephen Hagen)
        • Algorithms (Sangram Ganguly, Robert Kennedy)
        • Framework (Kevin Bowman)
        • Atmospheric Verification (Manvendra Dubey)
        • External Communications (David Lagomasino)
12:30 Lunch and Poster Session on 2014 Projects
(Lunch on your own—posters in Fountain Ballroom IV)
2:00 Summary Discussion — Fountain Ballroom  
3:30 Break  
4:00 Science Team Leader and HQ Reflection  
5:00 Adjourn  




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