USG Meeting Aug 2, 2012

434 972 7268 To start meeting: CV - dial 972-7268 on phone at center of table. [to stop phone from ringing, go to the telephone on the side table near the door, and dial 9-972-7268, then place handset next to phone (remember to hang it up when the meeting is over)].Turn on both video monitors (buttons on lower left of each screen). If the USG meeting must be temporarily relocated, see bottom of page for alternate IP/phone coordinates.

Future Meetings


  • Attendance: Carol, Scott, Kim, Amy, Jim, Mark, David, Lyndele, Aaron, Gerald, Doug, james, Brenda

Main items

  • POP plans - just completed Q3 review, POP complete today. Response to Tony's request that there be coherence between plans.
    • In the POP, we will be reporting what we will be doing over the next year - we must meet these milestones throughout the year:
      • Summer school - single-dish next year
      • Webinar for proposal prep - April
      • DR workshop
      • Presence at AAS meetings
  • SciOpsIPT meeting next week
    • last chance to address Cycle 1 comments - collated info will be presented to SciOps team at Aug 7-9 meeting
    • questions for survey to all PIs - please add to Comments Cycle 1 wiki page
      • Should we attempt to survey people who did not submit proposals? If so, how?
      • send to everyone who registered, but not necessarily those who proposed? Yes.

USG task reports & new business

  • JSG, DSG, TT liaison
  • IT (David)
    • Webex improvement to include video and audio in a single stream.
    • Looking for better palette of solutions for webinars
    • No planned webinars in near future
      • perhaps run a trial in a colloquium?
  • HIA (Gerald)
    • Gerald talking with Al and JH about commitments for next year.
  • Taiwan and EA Liaison (Aaron)
  • Science Web (Aaron)
  • Documentation (Jim)
  • Helpdesk (Tony)
  • PI Support & Visitors (Scott)
    • Can do extended or compact configuration now - if you are contact scientist for a 'wait status', consider flipping from wait to ready. If you are sure it's ready, you can submit the ticket yourself - or you can ask the PI if they want to take advantage of opportunity.
    • Scott will send this message to all contact scientists
  • Tutorials & development of outreach materials (Carol, Adam)
    • Adam would like to organize a meeting (Aug 13) to test CASA viewer work (Jim asked about AIPS header issue).
  • Workshops, Schools, Meetings (Tony, Adam)


Current USG Topics and Tasks

  • Helpdesk
  • Revisit Skype ‘office hours’
  • Data reduction
  • Millimeter course / instructional material
  • Use cases for analysis tools
  • CASA 3.5 updates to guides / talks
  • Cycle 1 contact scientist assignments
  • Cycle 1 phase two generation
  • Community outreach
  • Data reduction visits
  • Website redesign
  • Cycle1 lessons and Cycle2 preparation
    • Polling our colleagues about the proposal experience
    • The community survey will occur in August
    • SciOps IPT could make recommendations, from their August f2f, on the most desirable expansions to science capabilities in C2, based on the users science needs and wishes
    • We could generate tips and tricks to help users figure out how to optimize their science in the face of OT limitations.
    • We could generate more OT templates that could help users get the optimum setups. This activity could start early and help drive the Primer examples.
    • ACTION ITEM: All. Write comments on C1 and recommendations for C2: Cycle 1 Comments
CV-Auditorium 434-817-6279
CV-209 (video) 434-296.7082 (audio only)
CV-245 (video) 434-817-6285
CV-331 (video) 434-293-7109
-- LyndeleVonSchill - 2012-07-25-- CarolLonsdale - 2012-08-02

-- LyndeleVonSchill - 2012-08-02
Topic revision: r2 - 2012-08-20, CarolLonsdale
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