CEDAR email: REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT: ISR Strategic Vision Workshop, Registration Deadline is February 28

Elizabeth Kendall Elizabeth.Kendall at ucf.edu
Tue Feb 11 12:46:59 MST 2020

Workshop: A Strategic Vision for Incoherent Scatter Radar
Cornell University
March 30 - April 1 2020


The purpose of this workshop is to define a vision highlighting what the community sees as the most important objectives for the ISR facilities, and to develop a strategy for pursuing them. The goal of this workshop is to generate a draft program plan to deliver to the NSF Geospace Facilities leadership. The plan will address scientific, technical, management, logistical, and funding aspects of the facilities with time lines of present day, 5-10 years from now, and a "blue sky" vision for the future. To foster productive discussion, attendance will be limited.

A high priority for the organizing committee is to include early career researchers and graduate students in the field and a session of the workshop will be dedicated to workforce training. We highly encourage faculty to invite their graduate students and post docs to participate in the workshop as the long-term future of this field rests on their shoulders.

The first two days of the workshop (Monday and Tuesday) will be dedicated to specific science discussion topics. The third day (Wednesday) will be used to outline the workshop report and plans for completion. The specific workshop agenda will be made available shortly.

The registration site for the workshop and for the meeting banquet to be
held on March 30 is available through the URL:


A limited number of rooms has been set aside at the following area
hotels (mention NSF Facilities Workshop when booking):

Cornell Statler Hotel
$155.00 per night plus tax
Book before March 8, 2020.

Hotel Ithaca
$149.000 per night plus tax
Book before Feb. 28, 2020.

Best Western University Inn
$129.00 per night plus tax
Book before Feb. 29, 2020.

The workshop will be held in the Hans Bethe Seminar Room, 700 Clark
Hall (see https://www.cornell.edu/about/maps/). For Ithaca public transportation options,
see https://tcatbus.com/. For those wishing to park on campus, guest parking is available through the site https://www.cornell.edu/visit/parking/. Ithaca also has a dockless bike-sharing program.

Two airports serve the Ithaca region, the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) and the Syracuse Airport (SYR). The Ithaca Airport is convenient to campus but has a limited flight selection. There is no public transportation between Ithaca and Syracuse but commercial options are available (https://www.ithacaairlinelimousine.com/).

For more information, consult one of the workshop organizers:

Anthea Coster (costera at mit.edu)
Phil Erickson (pje at mit.edu)
Dave Hysell (dlh37 at cornell.edu)
Elizabeth Kendall (elizabeth.kendall at ucf.edu)
Roger Varney (roger.varney at sri.com)
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