Arctic Synthesis Collaboratory eTown Meeting | Overview

Welcome to the eTown Meeting

Date: Wednesday, 5 December 2007
Time: 9:30 a.m. AST (10:30 a.m. PST; 11:30 a.m. MST; 12:30 p.m. CST; 1:30 p.m. EST).
Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours

Arctic Synthesis Collaboratory eTown Meeting

The Arctic Collaboratory Committee invited members of the research community to participate in an open eTown Meeting which sought community input for developing an Arctic Synthesis Collaboratory—a concept arising from a 2007 workshop and other discussions in the arctic research community. The Collaboratory concept is an "umbrella" framework that fosters interactions among arctic scientists and other stakeholders; integrates data analysis and modeling; develops outreach, education, and policy-relevant resouces; and provides training and professional development. Services could be established virtually and also could take advantage of existing facilities. The Collaboratory would serve as a partnership-building mechanism across the many communities served. This eTown Meeting focused on community needs and organizational and implementation issues.

In addition to this eTown Meeting, an AGU Town Hall Meeting was scheduled at the Fall 2007 AGU Meeting in San Francisco, California to provide another venue for community input on development of an Arctic Synthesis Collaboratory. All were invited to attend. See additional information below for further details.

######### Arctic Synthesis Collaboratory (PPT 6.1MB)

eTown Meeting Archive:
Access the complete archive (including slides and audio) of the eTown Meeting in three easy steps:

1. Click on the Wimba archive icon #########
2. Wimba will prompt you to log in. For Room ID, enter "ARCUS_Live" (case sensitive); for Name, simply enter your name (first and last).
3. The archive should start automatically after a moment; if it does not, click on "Class Start."

eTown Meeting Audio Archive:
Download the audio-only .mp3 file of the eTown Meeting by clicking on the icon below:

#########eTown Meeting Audio Archive (MP3 - 15.8 MB)

About the eTown Meeting Platform:
The eTown Meeting platform, Wimba, enables live audio web-conferencing, online presentations, polling, and private and public text chat. To participate in the web portion of eTown Meetings, you will need access to an internet connection in addition to your phone line; you may also participate in eTown Meetings via phone only.

Internet-platform login and teleconference call-in instructions were sent to all registered participants in advance. The eTown Meetings are archived and available for viewing after the actual online session.


For more information, contact Laurie Hueffer.

Town Hall Meeting on Arctic Collaboratory (December 2007)
ARCSS Committee Meeting Notes: ARCSS Note #11 (November 2007)
ARCSS Committee Synthesis Workshop Summary: ARCSS Note #9 (May 2007)
Arctic System Synthesis Workshop: New Perspectives through Data Discovery and Modeling
AGU Town Hall Meeting on Arctic Data Needs (December 2006)
ARCSS Committee Discussions on ARCSS Data Management Needs: ARCSS Note #8 (November 2006)
ARCSS eTown Meeting on Data and Modeling Strategies for Arctic System Synthesis (March 2006)