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1 1 WGISS -37 NASA Welcome and Logistic Information Andrew Mitchell Earth Science Data and Information Systems (ESDIS) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA Cocoa Beach Florida - April 14, 2014

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6 Logistics (1) WI-FI: Wireless Internet available in the Conference Room. Network: Courtyard Conference Password: galaxy Rest Rooms: Located down the hallway and to the right Coffee Breaks: Coffee and Tea will be provided during the morning. All other meals (including afternoon break refreshments) will be the responsibility of each participant. The hotel contains a bistro in the lobby that serves refreshments for a fee. Lunch (not hosted): There are numerous places to eat in walking (and short drive) distance from the hotel. A list of options are included in your packages Transportation: Taxi booking at the Hotel Registration desk. Airport shuttle list included on the WGISS website (This hotel does NOT provide an airport shuttle)

7 Logistics (2) No-Host Dinner: Tuesday, April 15 th at the Milkens Reef Restaurant in Cocoa Beach Menu - Separate checks/bills available for everyone List will be circulated this morning to confirm participation Group Photo: Tuesday 15 th April at 12:00 pm KSC Tour: Wednesday 16 th April at 12:30 pm In case I need to be contacted outside of the meeting, my cell phone number is Onsite Support Conference Coordinator: Amy Reis

8 12:30 pmBus and escort arrive at Courtyard by Marriott 1:00 pmBus departs for KSC 2:00 pmTour Vehicle Assembly Building Tour Launch Control Center Tour Shuttle Landing Facility Tour Space Shuttle Atlantis at KSC Visitor Center (tickets provided) 4:30 pmDepart KSC Visitor Center for hotel 5:30 pmArrive hotel

9 Shoes must cover the entire foot and heels must be low and wide (socks and sneakers suggested) no ballet shoes/slippers Full-length trousers or slacks are required (No Capris) Short-sleeved shirts and sleeveless shirts/blouses are permitted. "Tank tops," mesh shirts, dresses, skirts, and/or shorts are prohibited. Guests must be at least 12 years old No sharp objects, backpacks, or coolers permitted Approved tours restricted to floor level only

10 When When: April 14, 4:58 pmWhere: Kennedy Space Center SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

11 Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Space Technology Mission Directorate

12 How is the global Earth system changing? (Characterize) What are the sources of change in the Earth system and their magnitudes and trends? (Understand) How will the Earth system change in the future? (Predict) How can Earth System Science improve mitigation of and adaptation to global change? (Apply) data and information systems, An end-to-end program encompassing space missions, suborbital platforms, data and information systems, fundamental research, data assimilation and modeling, application research, and technology development. Advance Earth System Science to meet the challenges of climate and environmental change

13 Atmospheric Composition Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Climate Variability and Change Weather Water and Energy Cycle Earth Surface and Interior Shanghai Beijing 8/08 minus (8/05-07)

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