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Governance Why Bother?. How do we fulfill our vision Vision: –Lakes around the world Equipped with sensors Sending data to each other and the world –Researchers.

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1 Governance Why Bother?

2 How do we fulfill our vision Vision: –Lakes around the world Equipped with sensors Sending data to each other and the world –Researchers Sharing expertise, people, resources Conducting joint experiments or synthesis Training the next generation of researchers and public Understanding and predicting response of lake ecosystems to natural processes and human activities at regional, continental, and global scales

3 Looking Forward SIL 2007 –Special Session – organized by GLEON –What we might expect to: What is GLEON? Who is involved? What does it take to be involved? –Is this a private club? Who makes decisions? RCN and other community activities –What is the relationship between RCN and GLEON? Building a Global Network –How do we coordinate / communication? –How do we keep moving forward? –How do find resources to make the next steps?

4 Rationale for (Some) Structure To address these questions: What is GLEON? –This defines what we do. Who is part of GLEON? –This allows us to present ourselves in public. What are the principles and practices for decision making? –How do we fulfill our mission? –Who decides what we do? –Who is a member? –How does one become a member? –What is expected of a member? –Where and when do we meet?

5 Bluntly: What is our framework for marketing and recruiting? Articulate responsibility of being a member. State how one becomes a member –State what it takes to be a member Provide sense of shared ownership of process Obtain funds

6 What Principles Should Guide GLEON? Some might be: Open acknowledgement and attribution of the contributions of members Sharing of data, software, resources Decision process open, decisions by consensus whenever possible Not-legally binding – IP (intellectual property) addressed at local level [we dont want to spend time with lawyers, not because they are bad, but it will derail our focus from doing science] Participants fund their own participation (decentralized funding, grass-roots approach) [However, having a structure should assist each site in gaining funding.] Organization support participants to gain funding Organizational Framework Principle – enough structure to make decisions; but flexible to address unforeseen is

7 Mission Do we have a mission? Should we try to craft one at this meeting? Options: –Build a scalable, persistent network of lake ecology observatories –Understand key limnological processes such as the effects of climate and landuse change on lake function, the role of episodic events such as typhoons in resetting lake dynamics, and carbon cycling within lakes –Gain understanding of role of lakes in large (global, continental) socio-environmental processes –Build community of researchers to understand role of lakes in socio-environmental processes –GLEON aims to understand and predict response of lake ecosystems to natural processes and human activities at regional, continental, and global scales. Add through information technology and in situ sensing (bringing together IT and Lake scientists)

8 Mission –Build a scalable, persistent network of lake ecology observatories –Understand key limnological processes such as the effects of climate and landuse change on lake function, the role of episodic events such as typhoons in resetting lake dynamics, and carbon cycling within lakes –Gain understanding of role of lakes in large (global, continental) socio- environmental processes –Build community of researchers to understand role of lakes in socio- environmental processes –GLEON aims to understand and predict response of lake ecosystems to natural processes and human activities at regional, continental, and global scales. Add through information technology and in situ sensing (bringing together IT and Lake scientists) Some comments from Discussion on 3 March, for consideration –Add aspect of capacity building / human development / training / graduate students / next generation / education –Add services to society / humanity –Consider addition (or leaving opening to) groundwater, rivers, streams.

9 Key words/concepts Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network Lakes or more IT/CI / Database / Data resource Scientific Understanding … Network/federation / collaboratory Training (students / outreach) Link Social Utility / Relevance International.. Ecological Long-term, high-frequency observation Community Persistence Multiple scales Automatic Sensors In situ (Role and response) / Sentinel Future conduct of research Insight / foresight What we will measure or tackle: e.g. Lake metabolism, global change

10 Key words/concepts Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network Lakes or more – (allow open to other activities in the future) –Comment: Lakes and reservoirs; rivers/ streams / groundwater / terrestrial –Lake ecosystem IT/CI / Database / Data resource Scientific Understanding … Network/federation / collaboratory Training (students / outreach) Link Social Utility / Relevance International.. Ecological Long-term, high-frequency observation Community Persistence Multiple scales: local to global (lake and catchment, lake and atmosphere) Automatic Sensors In situ (Role and response) / Sentinel Future conduct of research Insight / foresight What we will measure or tackle: e.g. Lake metabolism, global change

11 Mission statement activity Circulate list of words to all (present and not present) (Marilyn) Optional (anyone) send draft mission to Marilyn –BY Saturday 10 March 2007 Steering Committee and other volunteers will review, synthesize, circulate

12 Other Things to Do SIL –Saturday before –Hotel rooms, meeting rooms, agenda Meeting beyond SIL –Jan – March 2008 –How it relates to RCN Means of communications –Wiki; ; –GLEON … mailing list established by NCHC –Web site update

13 Membership Rule of thumb for involvement: Participants will actively contribute to GLEONs mission, either data, resources, labor, models, modeling –More than coming to meetings – necessary, but not sufficient Process to become member should educate new member on practicies and principles and ensure a sense of quality and contribution to GLEON

14 Steering Structure Composition in a steering structure: –Representative rather that having all parties involve (having all parties does not scale, and is logistic nightmare with schedules; also not nimble) –Reflect geographical diversity –Reflect mixture of expertise and members: GLEON nodes; modelers, infrastructure developers, users of data Rotation: –Members of Steering Group should rotate (although membership can be renewable –Membership on Steering Group is a service –Rotation allows for graceful transition –Terms should be stated up front –Criteria for membership? –Vote for new slots by all members! Responsibilities –Membership in GLEON: Decide to accept or not membership applications. This would provide a transparent process, and ensure some level of quality on applications –Workshop Locations: –Obtain funding for GLEON –PR, including Web site, brochures, sessions at meetings (this could be delegated)

15 PRAGMA Experience PREAMBLE3 Paragraph 1DEFINITIONS ……………………………………4 Paragraph 2UNDERSTANDINGS …………………………….6 Paragraph 3OBJECTIVES ………………………………7 Paragraph 4THE STEERING COMMITTEE …………. 9 Paragraph 5INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY …………13 Paragraph 6FINANCE AND HOSTING ………………14 Paragraph 7ADDING, WITHDRAWAL, OR REMOVING PARTICIPANTS ………………….15 Paragraph 8OTHER MATTERS ……………………………18

16 Annex Annex ILISTING OF FOUNDING INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS …………………………………19 Annex IILISTING OF INITIAL MEMBERS OF STEERING COMMITTEE……………………20 Annex III LIST OF CURRENT MEMBERS AND PARNTERSHIPS…………………………….21 Annex IVPARTICIPATION PROPOSITIONS ……………23 Annex VPROCEDURE FOR SELECTION OF PRAGMA MEETING HOST SITE ………………………28 Annex VI GUIDELINES TO SUPPORT WORKSHOPS OR CONFERENCES …………………………31 Annex VIIGUIDELINES TO SUPPORT PROPOSALS32 Annex VIII APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR INDUSTRY AFFILIATES …………………………………33 Annex IX WORKING GROUPS AND LEADS36

17 Recommendation for this meeting Review Mission [Breakout groups] Discuss what a member should do; how one becomes a member. Identify (principles for creating) initial members Give homework assignments to a subgroup

18 Some Proposed Membership Responsibilities Attend meetings Work between meetings Share data, expertise, models Collaborate Follow-principles

19 Initial Membership Start by declaring something like: All individuals who have been in at least 2 (or 1) GLEON meetings and/or part of RCN are provisionally in –Should create draft mission, set of responsibilities, … and get commitment (in form of )!

20 Final Recommendation Identify writing team to draft proposal, which includes: –Mission statement –Responsibility of members –Process to become a member –Steering Mechanism (likely representative) and Responsibilities of Steering group –Initial membership –Benefits of membership Identify group to act on behalf of GLEON (provisional steering committee) –Regional Diversity –Time to Commit Have draft completed by June, circulate –Vote on this at SIL


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