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CZCP Work Plan Meeting, August 27-28, 2013:

CZCP Core Group Meeting

College Park, MD
Tuesday, August 27, 2013, noon to
Wednesday, August 28, 2013, noon
Agenda (Version 0.7 of 2013- 8-27 9:21)


1 12:00 - 12:15 Welcome, Introduction, and Acceptance of Agenda

2 12:15 - 12:45 Reports on relevant projects and activities

3 12:45 - 13:15 Sea Level Rise Community of Practice (SLRCoP) as a sub-group of the CZCP

4 13:15 - 13:45 CZCP and Water Quality
A brief document was prepared by Joan L. Aron, see docx

5 13:45 - 14:15 User needs and observational requirements
An update of the IGOS-P Coastal Zone Theme Report (see pdf ) should be considered. The entries in the GEOSS User Requirements Registry relevant to the coastal zone should be validated and completed (see URR ).

6 14:15 - 14:45 Next Workshops (if any)
A discussion is needed to what extent the previous CZCP workshops (see Workshop Web Page ) were achieving the CZCP goals. If so, what should be the next regional and topical focus?

7 14:45 - 15:00 Conference in Nigeria (see )

8 15:00 - 15:30 Contributions to GEO Work Plan Tasks
The most recent version of the GEO Work Plan, which is currently under review by the GEO Community, is available here . For more details on the individual Work Plan Tasks, see the On-Line Work Plan Work Page .

9 15:00 - 16:30 CZCP and CEOS
There is an opportunity for studies focusing on ocean islands/coastal zone, which several space agencies are ready to support A brief proposal has been submitted and will be discussed in more detailed with the space agencies. Additional activities could be considered. The GEO Secretariat has posed to question to what extent the CZCP could consider to support a specific monitoring project on mangroves. The recent UNEP Alert underlines the importance of a dedicated GEO effort to provide more information on mangroves.

10 16:30 - 17:00 Coastal observing systems

11 17:00 - 18:00 CZCP Resources, Funding, Governance

12 8:30 - 9:30 Coordination with the Blue Planet WP Task
To get more information on the Blue Planet WP Task, go to the On-Line Work Plan Work Page and select "SB-01: Oceans and Society: Blue Planet."

13 9:30 - 10:00 Global Coastal Zone Information System
The CZCP has been discussing a Global Coastal Zone Information System (GCZIS) for some time. This open, wikipedia-like system would aim for data integration, improved access to information, crowd-sourcing, sensor-based data collection, and support of stakeholder deliberations.

14 10:00 - 10:30 CZCP and ICAN relation
The International Coastal Atlas Network ( ICAN ) has indicated interest in a relationship with CZCP. Coastal atlases are a natural part of the GCZIS discussed by the CZCP.

15 10:30 - 11:00 CZCP and OceanObsNetwork RCN
The proposal for this RCN includes a number of references to the CZCP, including "The RCN therefore will work with user-oriented activities such as the GEO Coastal Zone Community of Practice (CZCP) and the GEO OceanObs Community of Practice." The CZCP is mentioned in conncetion with mentoring young researchers interested in coastal-zone related questions, and in connection with a review of observational requirements (see also Item 5 of this agenda).

16 11:30 - 12:00 CZCP and other organizations, including CSDMS
The Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System ( CSDMS ) has several working groups (see overview ) and focus groups and initiatives (see overview ) that could be of interest to the CZCP, and the CZCP could provide input to these groups. A natural entry point is the Coastal Working Group . The Coastal Vulnerability Initiative also is of potential interest for the CZCP. The CZCP could play an important role in developing a link between GEOSS and the modeling community in the CSDMS.

17 12:00 - 12:15 Any other business

18 12:15 - 12:20 Date and Time of next meeting/telecon

19 12:20 - 12:30 Summary of Action Items

Agenda prepared by Hans-Peter Plag

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