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TIME & PLACE | AGENDA | LODGING | PARKING | MEALS | WEATHER DIRECTIONS 

Time and Place

The next face-to-face (F2F) PDS Management Council Meeting will be held Wednesday August 29th - Thursday August 30th, 2018. A separate small workshop on Tuesday the 28th will be supported by the Data Dictionary Working Group (DDWG) for the Local Data Dictionary (LDD) stewards. The F2F meeting will be on Wednesday-Thursday, August 29-30, 2018 at the Doubletree by Hilton-Flagstaff, located at 1175 West Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 in the Coconino conference room. Please register early in advance for this event online to ensure adequate facility and hotel accommodation.

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Agenda

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Planetary Data System Management Council Face-to-Face Meeting
29-30 Aug 2018 Doubletree by Hilton
1175 W Rt66 Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Solar System Exploration Division
Solar System Exploration Data Services Office GSFC Code 690.1
Day 1 (August 29)
Flagstaff  
Time (PDT) TOPIC SPEAKER
8:30 a.m. Introduction and Proj. Office Update Maria
9:00 a.m. Staff Transitions: EN Node Andy
9:10 a.m. Program Level UpdateBill
9:40 a.m. Resource Analyst Report Lois/Lisa/Tom M
9:55 a.m. IPDA/COSPAR ReportDan C and Tom M
10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. DOI UpdateTom M
10:45 a.m.  Data Silos, Talk: 1000 Silos Eric Lyness
11:45 a.m.  Silos Discussion All
12:00 p.m.  LUNCH 
1:00 p.m.  PD3-PDS4 Conversion status for legacy data / Discussion on best way to report progress to HQ (IMG) Ed Guinness
2:00 p.m. DDWG Report Ed G
2:15 p.m.  CCB Report Steve J
2:25 p.m. Tools Working Group Sean H
2:45 p.m.  Break  
3:00 p.m.  Build 9A Plan and Schedule Dan C/Steve H
3:20 p.m. Metrics and Reporting Dan C
3:40 p.m. Website Improvement Report Emily
4:00 p.m. Web Site Expressions of the PDS Focus Todd King
4:20 p.m. Summary and Discussion: NASA SMD's Strategic Data Management Working Group (SDMWG) Bill
5:00 p.m. Executive Session  
6:30 p.m. Adjourn  
Solar System Exploration Division
Solar System Exploration Data Services Office GSFC Code 690.1
Day 2 (August 30)
Flagstaff  
Time (PDT) TOPIC SPEAKER
8:30 a.m. Brainstorming Session: Addressing HQ Concerns  [Replaces Node Reports and Concerns (ATM, GEO, IMG)] Bill [Node speakers] 
9:50 a.m.  CDAP Discussion Bill
10:10 a.m.  Brainstorming session: Assisting, Monitoring Progress, and Visibility for Small Data Providers Ray W/Tom/All
10:30 a.m.  GIS Product Support in PDS4 Trent Hare
11:00 a.m.  BREAK   
11:15 a.m.  Chief Scientist Report: Summary: Discussion with PSI Scientists Ed Grayzeck
11:30 a.m.  Organizing our PDS-wide decadal response to the Roadmap Maria/All
12:40 p.m.  Action Item Review/Discussion Gini
1:00 p.m.  LUNCH   
2:00 p.m.  Executive Session Maria/All
3:00 p.m.  Executive Session   MC
4:00 p.m.  Adjourn   

Lodging

A block of sleeping rooms are currently on hold for all participants at the Doubletree by Hilton located at 1175 West Route 66, Flagstaff AZ 86001. The rate for this area is $142.00 (does not include area tax of 10.951%), please note that this the government lodging rate. After Wednesday, August 1, 2018 will be the cut-off date to book your reservations, the hotel may extend the discounted group rate based on availability. **PLEASE BOOK YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS IMMEDIATELY.**

Please click on this link to book your reservation:

Doubletree by Hilton Flagstaff will be in high demand, it is strongly advised that you check availability and secure accommodations to the event early. Please note that all attendees will be fully responsible for obtaining, managing, canceling and incurring the cost of all expenses relative to one’s respective lodging reservation. The hotel will extend the group rate based on availability and will not hold any reservation unless secured by the prescribed method.

Check-in is 4:00 p.m. Monday, August 27th and Check-out is 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 30th. You are welcome to depart on Friday, August 31st, please let me know if you are unable to extend your stay. To ensure your office and family can contact you, the phone number to the hotel is 1 (928) 773-8888. Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance prior to your arrival date to avoid a cancellations penalty.

Parking

We have ample parking onsite. Please feel free to park in any open (non-restricted) space. No permit is required.

Meals

There will be breakfast, lunch and PM break snacks provided during the meeting.

For dinner suggestions, here is a list of the top-rated restaurants in Flagstaff. Here is a map of the areas to dine downtown. Here is the Flagstaff CVB Vistor Guide for 2018.

Flagstaff Weather

Flagstaff is a mountain town, with elevations around 7000 feet. The month of August is characterized by rapidly rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 72°F to 81°F over the course of the month, exceeding 87°F or dropping below 63°F only one day in ten. Daily low temperatures range from 39°F to 48°F, falling below 32°F or exceeding 56°F only one day in ten.

Weather information available here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/

Note that we are typically experiencing drought conditions and fire danger.  For more information on fire closures see Coconino National Forest fire restrictions or http://www.azfireinfo.com

Maps and Directions

Local Airports

FlagstafPulliam Airport (FLG) 
**Courtesy airport shuttle to/from starting 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.**
Start out going northeast on S Pulliam Dr toward W Liberator Ln.
Turn left onto W John W Powell Blvd.
W John W Powell Blvd becomes W Shamrell Blvd.
Merge onto I-17 N/AZ-89A N/Black Canyon Fwy N/Arizona Veterans Highway toward Flagstaff.
Merge onto I-40 E/Purple Heart Trail via EXIT 340A toward Albuquerque.
Take the Butler Ave exit, EXIT 198.
Turn right onto E Butler Ave.
2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004-6019, 2515 E BUTLER AVE is on the right.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) 
Start out going east on E Sky Harbor Blvd toward Terminal 3.
Take E Sky Harbor Blvd toward Terminal 2/Terminal 3 South Side/Rental Car Center.
Turn slight right onto Terminal 4.
Turn slight right onto E Sky Harbor Blvd.
Take E Sky Harbor Blvd toward Terminal 2/West Economy/Cell Phone Lot/Rental Car Center.
Keep right at the fork to continue on E Sky Harbor Blvd.
Keep left at the fork to continue on E Sky Harbor Blvd.
Keep right at the fork to continue on E Sky Harbor Blvd.
Turn slight right onto I-10 W/Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway/Papago Fwy W.
Merge onto I-17 N/Black Canyon Fwy N via EXIT 143A toward Flagstaff.
Merge onto I-40 E/Purple Heart Trail via EXIT 340A toward Albuquerque.
Take the Butler Ave exit, EXIT 198.
Turn right onto E Butler Ave.
2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004-6019, 2515 E BUTLER AVE is on the right.

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) 

Start out going northeast on S Pulliam Dr toward W Liberator Ln.

  • Turn left onto W John W Powell Blvd.
  • W John W Powell Blvd becomes W Shamrell Blvd.
  • Merge onto I-17 N/AZ-89A N/Black Canyon Fwy N/Arizona Veterans Highway toward Flagstaff.
  • Merge onto I-40 E/Purple Heart Trail via EXIT 340A toward Albuquerque.
  • Take the Butler Ave exit, EXIT 198.
  • Turn right onto E Butler Ave.
  • 2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004-6019, 2515 E BUTLER AVE is on the right.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) 

  • Start out going east on E Sky Harbor Blvd toward Terminal 3.
  • Take E Sky Harbor Blvd toward Terminal 2/Terminal 3 South Side/Rental Car Center.
  • Turn slight right onto Terminal 4.
  • Turn slight right onto E Sky Harbor Blvd.
  • Take E Sky Harbor Blvd toward Terminal 2/West Economy/Cell Phone Lot/Rental Car Center.
  • Keep right at the fork to continue on E Sky Harbor Blvd.
  • Keep left at the fork to continue on E Sky Harbor Blvd.
  • Keep right at the fork to continue on E Sky Harbor Blvd.
  • Turn slight right onto I-10 W/Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway/Papago Fwy W.
  • Merge onto I-17 N/Black Canyon Fwy N via EXIT 143A toward Flagstaff.
  • Merge onto I-40 E/Purple Heart Trail via EXIT 340A toward Albuquerque.
  • Take the Butler Ave exit, EXIT 198.
  • Turn right onto E Butler Ave.
  • 2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004-6019, 2515 E BUTLER AVE is on the right.