Date & Time: Wednesday, 31 May 2017 (09:00 - 17:45)

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Logistical Information:

  • Local Contact - Katelyn Sevin (ksevin@nrao.edu) -
  • ARC Manager - Anthony Remijan (aremijan@nrao.edu) - O: 434-244-6848, C: 217-898-1615
  • Accommodations - Contact Sheila Marks (smarks@nrao.edu) to make your reservation at the Hyatt Place Hotel
  • Transportation Information - Contact Katelyn Sevin (ksevin@nrao.edu) if you need help with booking your flight and Sheila Marks (smarks@nrao.edu) if you will need a rental car.
  • Emergency Contact(s) -

Agenda:

  • 08.30 - 09.00 Closed session of Committee
  • 09.00 – 09.15 Welcome & charges – Jewell
  • 09.15 – 09.45 NAASC Status - Remijan
    • Staffing and Recruitment of SciStaff and DAs. Where we were in 2016, where we are in 2017 and where we are going in "steady state" operations?
    • NAASC Goals for 2017 - Data! Communication! Science!
    • Review of Cycle 3 completion statistics, Current Cycle 4 completion statistics.
  • 09:45 - 10:15 NA ARC Data Analyst Office - Ubach
    • Who are we? What do we do?
  • 10.15 – 10.45 Archive and Data Services Team – Lacy
    • Focus on the reduction of the backlog before the proposal deadline for Cycle 5. Effort of NA reducing that backlog worldwide
    • Data Processing Tiger Team - Charges, Actions, Decisions and Effort - (in coordination with Mason)
      • ANASAC Charge #2: Assess the status of Cycle 1, 2, 3 & 4 observations and progress made towards Cycle 5. For Cycle 4, are the data meeting user expectations? Are the data being released to the PIs in a timely fashion?
  • 10.45 - 11.00 Discussion. Delivery time and stale data policy
  • 11.00 – 11.15 Break
  • 11.15 – 11.45 Science Overview & Publications - Wootten
    • ANASAC Charge #1: Scientific outcomes and impact from Cycles 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4. Is North America doing well - what are the challenges and are there specific actions that might increase scientific impact?
  • 11.45 – 12:15 Review of Cycle 5 Preparation and Planning - Remijan
    • NA ARC role in the "delta CfP " for the 7-m Array
    • Present the Cycle 5 ObsMode document, Actions, Decisions and development that went into the Cycle 5 CfP.
    • Thanks for helping with the OT Testing!!!
  • 12.30 – 14:00 Lunch with the NA ARC Staff
  • 13.45 - 14.00 Discussion. Duplication checker and policy or other concerns
  • 14.00 – 14.45 Telescope Diagnostics Team - Vlahakis
    • Present the plan from the Cycle 6 ObsMode - current state of all the new capabilities and where the ANASAC can contribute.
    • Review the AoD shifts and P2G Effort
    • Interaction with the JAO - especially with input to Diagnostics and to the upcoming LBC
  • 14.45 – 15.15 Community Outreach and Support Team - Stierwalt
    • ALMA Ambassadors!
    • Cycle 5 proposal statistics including demographics.
    • Outreach efforts/Helpdesk Support/f2f visitor support
    • SOS and student programs.
    • Plans for 2017 and beyond... Update/revise/retire CASAGuides/Questions about the "summer school lite..."
    • ANASAC support for the Feb 2018 Magnetic Fields Meeting in Taiwan and the 2019 Workshop in Victoria
  • 15.15 - 15.30 Obsmode Discussion: Time domain astronomy or other concerns.
  • 15:30 - 15:45 - Break
  • 15.45 – 16.30 Current North American Plan for Science Sustainability - Wootten, Moullet and/or Jensen
    • Science Sustainability working group vision
    • NA Cy5 Project & Study Status
    • Band 2+ / 2+3 Down-select plan
    • ANASAC Charge #3: The fifth Call for ALMA Development Studies/NA just ended, as did the Call for ALMA Development Projects/NA. Please comment on the process, which was accompanied by specific suggestions ('ALMA2030') developed by ASAC and by reports from previous Studies
  • 16.30 – 17:15 ALMA Software Support Team - Mason
    • CASA Testing and Pipeline Development.
    • Goals and requirements for the Cycle 5 pipeline. Plans for the Cycle 6 pipeline.
  • 17:15 – 18:15 Discussion - Oberg, Osten, Jewell, Remijan, Wootten, et al.
  • 19.00 – Dinner - The Local

USERS' COMMITTEE AGENDA ITEMS - 1 June

  • 10:00-10:30 ALMA Operations & Construction - Phil Jewell

Committee Charges

  • Please address the following charges that are specific to this meeting:
  • Committee Charges
    • Please address the following charges that are specific to this meeting:
      • ANASAC Charge #1: Scientific outcomes and impact from Cycles 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4. Is North America doing well - what are the challenges and are there specific actions that might increase scientific impact?
      • ANASAC Charge #2: Assess the status of Cycle 1, 2, 3 & 4 observations and progress made towards Cycle 5. For Cycle 4, are the data meeting user expectations? Are the data being released to the PIs in a timely fashion?
      • ANASAC Charge #3: The fifth Call for ALMA Development Studies/NA just ended, as did the Call for ALMA Development Projects/NA. Please comment on the process, which was accompanied by specific suggestions ('ALMA2030') developed by ASAC and by reports from previous Studies.
    • ANASAC Standing Charges
      • 1. To assist ASAC in presenting a North American view with respect to ASAC Charges (should they exist)
        • We anticipate a Charge such as:
          • ASAC Charge: The prototype for the ALMA Band 2 receiver is complete. In order to endorse the Band 2 cartridge for full production, the ALMA Board would like to hear (again) the ASAC’s opinion on the Band 2 science case.
          • The specific question the Board would like the ASAC to answer is:
          • Does the updated science case (attached) support a decision to proceed to production of Band 2 receivers?
      • 2. To lead community outreach through leadership of workshops.
        • a. Plans for next NAASC-sponsored workshops
          • i. Taiwan meeting, Victoria workshop sketch.
          • ii. Plans for community workshops, tutorials, etc...Will present pre-programs for Long Baseline Workshop,
      • 3. To provide a mechanism for widening ALMA's base within the community and feedback to the NAASC on community perception of ALMA.
      • 4. Evaluation of the ALMA Proposal Process: Cycle 5 and special ACA Call.

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date WhoSorted ascending Comment
NRAO-UC-ANASAC_May2017_AWootten_v3.pdfpdf NRAO-UC-ANASAC_May2017_AWootten_v3.pdf manage 9 MB 2017-05-31 - 11:04 AlWootten Science Presentation
ALMA2019Conference-ANASAC.pdfpdf ALMA2019Conference-ANASAC.pdf manage 435 K 2017-05-31 - 14:39 AnthonyRemijan  
ANASAC_SCIT_31May2017_Community.pdfpdf ANASAC_SCIT_31May2017_Community.pdf manage 1 MB 2017-05-24 - 15:14 KatelynSevin Science Community Outreach Presentation
ANASAC_f2f_31May2017_Development.pdfpdf ANASAC_f2f_31May2017_Development.pdf manage 2 MB 2017-05-25 - 15:56 KatelynSevin Development Presentation
ANASAC_f2f_31May2017_Jewell.pdfpdf ANASAC_f2f_31May2017_Jewell.pdf manage 224 K 2017-05-30 - 10:54 KatelynSevin Welcome/Charges Presentation
ANASAC_f2f_31May2017_NAASC_STATUS.pdfpdf ANASAC_f2f_31May2017_NAASC_STATUS.pdf manage 471 K 2017-05-24 - 15:07 KatelynSevin NAASC Status Presentation
ANASAC_f2f_31May2017_Review_Cycle_5.pdfpdf ANASAC_f2f_31May2017_Review_Cycle_5.pdf manage 375 K 2017-05-24 - 15:10 KatelynSevin Review of Cycle 5 Preparation and Planning Presentation
ANASAC_f2f_31May2017_Science_Overview_Publications.pdfpdf ANASAC_f2f_31May2017_Science_Overview_Publications.pdf manage 1 MB 2017-05-25 - 10:19 KatelynSevin  
ANASAC_f2f_31May2017_Software.pdfpdf ANASAC_f2f_31May2017_Software.pdf manage 24 MB 2017-05-24 - 15:06 KatelynSevin ALMA Software Support and Testing Team Presentation
ANASAC_f2f_May2017_Archive_Data_Services.pdfpdf ANASAC_f2f_May2017_Archive_Data_Services.pdf manage 548 K 2017-05-24 - 15:11 KatelynSevin Archive and Data Services Presentation
ANASAC_f2f_May2017_NA_Data_Analyst.pdfpdf ANASAC_f2f_May2017_NA_Data_Analyst.pdf manage 697 K 2017-05-25 - 09:45 KatelynSevin NA Data Analyst Team Presentation
ANASAC_f2f_May2017_Telescope_Interface.pdfpdf ANASAC_f2f_May2017_Telescope_Interface.pdf manage 373 K 2017-05-24 - 15:12 KatelynSevin Telescope Interface and Diagnostic Team
Topic revision: r17 - 2018-04-20, AnthonyRemijan
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