Meetings within the CWC Program
Various meetings of the Climate, Water, and Carbon Program will be posted here. Look for agendas, PowerPoint slides, and meeting summaries on this page.
International Symposium on Climate Change and Food Security, Dhaka Bangladesh (August 25-30, 2008)
This international conference was sponsored by the CWC, along with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO, both of the UN), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP), the University of Dhaka, and the Government of Bangladesh. The symposium was attended by about 250 participants from 17 countries.
The following documents are recommendations and declarations of the conference. Please take a moment to read these and know that we'd welcome your participation in these efforts.
Joint Meeting of the PHPID and CWC TIEs (May 5, 2008)
The CWC and the Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases (PHPID) TIEs are jointly sponsoring a request for proposals. Click on the "Projects" link above and then scroll down. You'll find the request for proposals and further information regarding the funding amounts.
To help facilitate the faculty interactions of these two TIEs, the CWC provides the following list of names and research expertise. These faculty have all indicated a willingness to partner with PHPID faculty toward a joint-proposal. The list will be updated as new names arrive.
Digital Media Meets the World of Science (May 9, 2008)
The Climate, Water, and Carbon Program is working with the John Glenn School Kiplinger Program to host a seminar with two of the Programs Fellows, T.C. Brown and Amanda Zamora. We strongly encourage student participation in this meeting where T.C. and Amanda will discuss "Digital Media Meets the World of Science" (see meeting agenda below). You can learn more about the Kiplinger Fellows at: Kiplinger Program
You and especially your students are welcomed to attend this seminar. Please forward this web page to students you think might be interested.
Minutes and Recommendations of the exploratory committee forming a possible Ohio centric core project: March and April, 2008
The committee will not make decisions on who eventually proposes. All OSU faculty are welcome to submit core project proposals. Rather, the committee will help coalesce those faculty who want to work together. You are welcome to provide the committee with your thoughts and ideas - please see the minutes below.
First meeting of the exploratory committee forming a possible Ohio centric core project: March 24, 2008
The charge to the committee is to organize the various Ohio centric ideas into logical categories aligned with the CWC goals and core project guidelines. The committee will help bring together OSU researchers under this alignment. The committee may find that one, overarching theme is evident and thus recommend to the assembled researchers (and the CWC advisory board) that the researchers submit one core project proposal. Or, the committee may find that it is more logical to have two (or more) themes and thus recommend multiple submissions. Preferably, there will be only one Ohio centric core project.
The committee will not make decisions on who eventually proposes. All OSU faculty are welcome to submit core project proposals. Rather, the committee will help coalesce those faculty who want to work together.
The committee needs to complete these actions by April 16:
(1) Meet as needed, starting as soon as possible. Doug Alsdorf suggests that Richard Moore initiate this first meeting.
(2) Solicit Ohio climate, water, and carbon ideas from OSU faculty. Start with the people and list of ideas noted in the summary (see link below from the first overall Ohio meeting).
(3) Align the ideas with the CWC guidelines and develop an overarching theme or themes. Make this recommendation to the CWC advisory board.
Committee Members include:
Nick Basta: FAES firstname.lastname@example.org
David Bromwich: SBS email@example.com
Jeff Daniels: MPS firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph Fiksel: Engineering email@example.com
Andrea Grottoli: MPS firstname.lastname@example.org
Jialin Lin: SBS email@example.com
Richard Moore: FAES/OARDC firstname.lastname@example.org
Hal Walker: Engineering email@example.com
First meeting of those interested in forming a possible Ohio centric core project: March 12, 2008
The CWC advisory board, working with our oversight administration, have strongly suggested that a new core project should have an Ohio focus, set within the context of the Ohio river basin. We have some amazing, excellent research already being conducted by you within Ohio. Our state is our niche to fill. The CWC has not prescribed any part of such an Ohio centric core project. Rather, the approach is bottom-up, asking you to develop such a core project. To help in starting the dialogue, we met Wednesday March 12 from noon to 1:00 pm. This was the first meeting of a couple more to come over the months of March and early April.
Meeting with Office of Research and Office of Development: March 25, 2008
It is clear that the CWC needs to ensure that our partnered colleges place the CWC at the very highest of their priorities in their strategic planning. Our deans will carry this message to Provost Alutto and President Gee, who in turn, will set the development agenda for V.P. Weiler. Development and Research have many priorities, but they will only place the CWC at the top if the President makes such a recommendation. We developed the following steps toward this topmost position: first internal positioning must be accomplished which then allows the building of external positioning (see links to meeting summary).
Campus Wide Informational Meeting: March 10, 2008
The CWC held a campus-wide, open meeting on Monday March 10, 2008 from 2:30 to 4:00. The meeting was opened by Dean Matt Platz, the lead dean of the CWC, and closed by Director Steve Slack of OARDC. During the meeting, we discussed opportunities for helping the CWC meet its goals. These include guidelines for proposing new cross-college integrative core projects and smaller, single PI led seed grants. Potential funding amounts for these initiatives is substantial and was discussed as well as the timeline. These guidelines are posted on the CWC web pages.