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Activities of the Executive Committee

Next Scheduled Meeting:  

0 April 1 2017

Activities will be posted approximately 1 week after each meeting.

Last met on:  

6 March 2017

Present: Magali Billen,  Claire Currie, Omar Ghattas, Lorraine Hwang, Louise Kellogg, sLouis Moresi, and Frederik Simons

The meeting focused on:

  • Changing format of Annual Business Meeting
  • Inactive Institutional Member Representatives
  • Retaining flexibility in long term scheduling of CIG meetings 
  • Targeted audience and speakers for CIG Distinguished Speaker Series
  • Response to NSF RFI on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science and Engineering Research

Previous Meetings:

6 February 2017

Present: Magali Billen, Katie Cooper, Claire Currie, Omar Ghattas, Lorraine Hwang, Louise Kellogg, Louis Moresi, and Frederik Simons

 

  • Election of Chair Omar Ghattas; Vice Chair, Louis Moresi
  • Working Group membership. Recommendation for 3 year terms that are renewable.
  • Long term scheduling of CIG meetings - working groups and organizational-wide.
  • Criteria for CIG Distinguished Speaker Series and joint EC & SSC committee for selection of speakers and venues.
  • Criteria for travel support for collaborative code development. Applications to be reviewed twice a year by SSC.

27 October 2016

Present: Brad Aagaard, David Bercovici, Magali Billen, Omar Ghattas, Lorraine Hwang, and Louise Kellogg

Discussions:

  • Upcoming AGU Business Meeting
  • DOIs for software
  • Report back on slate of candidates for 2016 Elections
  • Update on partnerships with IRIS and potential workshop with CSDMS
  • CIG'16 Survey results

8 September 2016

Present: Brad Aagaard, David Bercovici, Magali Billen, Bruce Buffett, Omar Ghattas, Lorraine Hwang, Louise Kellogg, and Louis Moresi

Action Items:

  • Selection of Nominating Committee

Discussions:

  • Partnership with IRIS
  • Joint meeting with Canadian Geophysical Union 2018

3 February 2016

30 November 2015

Present: Brad Aagaard, Bruce Buffett, Claire Currie, Omar Ghattas, Lorraine Hwang, Louise Kellogg, Scott King
Absent: David Bercovici

Action Items:

  • Approved Institutional Membership for the Carnegie Institute of Science and International Affiliate for University of Mainz
  • Declined request for support from the Princeton seismology graduate group
Discussions:
  • Topics, themes and tutorials for 2016 CIG All Hands meeting
  • Discussion topics for 2015 Annual Business Meeting
  • CIG's role in HPC

7 October 2015

Discussions:

  • 2015 All Hands Meeting
  • 2015 Annual Business Meeting
  • Nominations
  • Staffing Update

28 April 2015

25 March 2015

17 February 2015

Present:  Brad Aagaard, Wolfgang Bangerth, David Bercovici, Bruce Buffett, Claire Currie, Lorraine Hwang, Louise Kellogg, Scott King
Absent: Omar Ghattas

Action Items:

  • Approved support for students and post docs to attend the  XIV International Workshop on Modeling of Mantle and Lithospheric Dynamics.
Discussions:
  • PISM donation, action pending SSC recommendations
  • The role of grand challenges in CIG III
  • CIG II accomplishments

30 January 2015

17 November 2014

Present:  Brad Aagaard, Wolfgang Bangerth,  Claire Currie, Lorraine Hwang, Louise Kellogg, Scott King
Absent: David Bercovici, Bruce Buffett

Informational:

  • CIG in collaboration with researchers at UCD has been selected by campus to submit a proposal to the NSF MRI program.  
  • The Geodynamo Working Group has been granted an INCITE Award and will receive 83 million core-hours on Mira in Year 1.

Discussions:

  • The CIG III Writing Committee will get together in early January. A general outline for the proposal was discussed and approved.
  • MC and LTT Working group members will be updated.

02 September 2014

Informational:

  • The paper on the donated code Burnman as been published and was recommended to list as a seismology code.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013GC005122
  • Positioning CIG has been released to the community.
  • UC Davis / CIG was recently awarded a 2 yr EAGER grant - EAGER: Development of software citation methodology for open source computational science
  • Rowena Lohman, Marc Speigelman and Gary Glatzmaier have accepted positions on the 2014 Nominating Committee

Discussions:

  • It was recommended that the CIG III Proposal Writing Committee by compose of 2 CIG HQ staff (PI +1), 2 EC, 2 SSC and 2 at large members.  
  • One-pagers will be solicited from the community.

19 August 2014

Present:  Brad Aagaard, Wolfgang Bangerth, David Bercovici, Bruce Buffet, Claire Currie, Lorraine Hwang, Louise Kellogg, Scott King

Actions:

  • University of Alberta was approved by consensus for membership as an International Affiliate.
  • Prospective Nominating Committee members will be contacted to serve. 

Discussions:

  • External Advisory Board - Agenda and Format 
  • Potential RCN joint with IRIS (lead) and LLNL
  • Preliminary discussions on CIG III - writing committees and schedule

25 April 2014

Present:  Brad Aagaard, Wolfgang Bangerth, David Bercovici,  Claire Currie, Lorraine Hwang, Louise Kellogg, Scott King
Absent: Bruce Buffett

Discussions

  • External Advisory Panel to convene late Summer/early Fall
  • 2014-15 Operational Plan and Budget

27 March 2014

Action Items:

  • Approved ASPECT “hack-a-thon” to be held at TAMU
  • Accepted meeting report of LTT-EarthScope workshop 
  • Provided feedback on CIG Positioning Document

27 February 2014

Present:  Brad Aagaard, Wolfgang Bangerth, Bruce Buffett, Lorraine Hwang, Louise Kellogg, Scott King
Absent: David Bercovici, Claire Currie

Action Items:

  • Voted to accept AxiSEM as a donated code,
  • Will send suggestions for Strategic Objectives and Actions to the document developed from the January leadership retreat
    • CIG will recirculate incorporating other feedback for next meeting

18-20 January 2014

Action Items:

  1. Draft a Strategic Plan by late Spring 2013
    • Mission, Visions and Core Values along with Straregic Objectives.

 

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