Cryospheric and Polar Processes Seminar: Karl Rittger
Mapping snow and snow melt with MODIS, Landsat and other satellites for the CHARIS project
by Dr. Karl Rittger - NSIDC/CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder
CMC Meeting Oct. 21, 2015
CMC Meeting Minutes
October 21, 2015
CMC Meeting Budget Changes
Recent P-card audit has incited CIRES to reduce budget for food at CMC meetings to $1000 annually, which is approximately $86 per month. This is not enough to keep up the current system of hosting meetings at the Egg & I 12 times per year.
Three alternatives were proposed and can be iterated upon:
Reduce meetings to 8 per year. Already none in May for Rendezvous (RDV). Discontinue meetings in June, July, and August.
As an aside to this discussion, Waleed has promised a Town Hall meeting for East Campus in the near future.
Two new representatives showed up today. Carrie Morrill to replace Barry and Craig Hartsough to replace Pallavi in GSD.
CIRES has published new guidelines for safety procedures for CIRES staff at DSRC after CMC recently brought up the problem.
A big thanks to Barry for his service in the recent years to CMC. You will be missed!
Voting procedures led to the filling of the offices in the following manner:
CMC Chairperson: Christina Holt
Chris Clack, Primary
None explicitly declared. Follow up with Michelle Cash by Stone. Maybe Robin?
CMC Web Site Liaison: Lucia Harrop
To clarify a few roles:
The Vice Chair is responsible for holding meetings in the Chair’s absence and helping out with the meetings when needed, meeting with Kristen Averyt monthly.
Bikes at NSIDC
The recent staff change in the message center at NSIDC resulted in a review of procedures for the CIRES bikes there. Inconsistent messages about whether waivers are required for everybody are floating around. Lucia will follow up with the issue.
After the recent service of the bikes, two bikes were swapped between NSIDC and NOAA.
Discussion concerning the addition of E-cycles station at NOAA reiterated that there is not enough usage of the bikes to really necessitate anything further. CIRES employees on campus have access to the Buff Bikes.
Lucia sets up several trainings at NOAA throughout the year to provide information about CIRES procedures related to items such as promotion, ASA, supervisor roles, etc. She would like to have more CMC representation at these meetings so that we are more aware of the policies. She also would like to see such trainings added at the other centers outside NOAA.