SPECIAL Workshop 2002

Programme (see abstracts)

The purpose of the first SPECIAL II workshop is to sketch a larger scientific program and to determine an action plan for the future by having an extended poster session with appropriate discussions, stimulated by some background review lectures.

The first day is intended to determine the required parts for a larger scientific project, and the second day is devoted to the identification of the various scientific elements. The third day is to determine representatives of scientific elements and to name delivarables, while the last day is to sketch a time line for project preparation.

Thursday, 3rd January
0800-0900 Breakfast
0900-1300 Coordination Committee Meeting
1300-1400 Lunch
1400-1430 Welcome and introduction to SPECIAL and SPECIAL II by the chairman
1430-1600 Presentation of possible funding opportunities from ESF, EC, ESA
1600-1630 Coffee break
1630-1800 Tentative project structure and seed projects, presented by the section chairs
1800-1900 Dinner
1900-2000 Panel discussion on possible lead actions
2000-2100 Panel discussion on the project structure and its various parts (elements, subelements, connection elements, and representatives)
2100-2200 Co-ordination Committee review meeting
Friday, 4th January
0800-0900 Breakfast
0900-0945 Review lecture 1: Giles Harrison, "Ionisation and cloud processes in the troposphere"
1000-1045 Review lecture 2: Gordon Bridge, "The atmosphere in motion"; see www.eumetsat.de
1100-1130 Coffee break
1130-1300 Poster viewing
1300-1400 Lunch
1400-1530 Discussions in groups
1530-1615 Discussion in one group
1615-1630 Coffee break
1645-1745 Aperitif at Michael Rycroft's home
1800-2000 Dinner
2000-2300 Co-ordination Committee review meeting
Saturday, 5th January
0800-0900 Breakfast
0900-0945 Review lecture 3: Umran Inan, "Lightning-driven electrodynamic effects in near-Earth space"
1000-1045 Review lecture 4: Brian Tinsley, "Global Circuit, Space Particle Fluxes, and Effects on Clouds and Climate"
1100-1130 Coffee break
1130-1200 Discussions and introduction to Umran Inan's beacon experiment in Antarctica
1200-1300 Poster viewing
1300-1345 Lunch
1345-1530 Escorted walking tour of Cambridge
1530-1545 Tea
1545-1730 Group discussions to connect scientific elements and to define deliverables
1730-1830 Co-ordination committee review meeting
1900-2100 Workshop dinner
Sunday, 6th January
0800-0900 Breakfast
0900-1100 Discussions in groups according to the work packages identified on the previous day
1100-1130 Coffee break
1130-1230 Work package presentations by the WP representatives
1230-1300 Closing notes
1300-1400 Lunch
1400-1600 Co-ordination Committee Meeting
1600 Departure

Last update: 2002-01-15, 1108 UT, by Th.Ulich, editor [e-mail | homepage].