Community:Email 11mar14

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 11 March 2014. Meetings and jobs are listed at under 'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'. CEDAR email messages are under 'Community' as 'CEDAR email Newsletters'. All are in 'Quick Links' on the main page.

(1) Solicitations for CEDAR Workshops due Friday 14 March.

From Sharon Vadas (vasha at and Barbara Emery <emery at>.

The CEDAR Science Steering Committee solicits workshop session proposals for the June 22-26 meeting in Seattle, WA DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 14 via the workshop proposal form on-line.

These sessions should support the goals of the NSF CEDAR program. New in 2014 is an opportunity to propose a "Grand Challenge Workshop." These will be high-profile workshops addressing key problems in CEDAR science. Grand Challenge Workshops selected by the CSSC will receive higher-capacity rooms and assigned tutorial speakers in the plenary sessions. Grand Challenge Workshops will furthermore run for 2-4 years, depending on the selection by the CSSC.

All sessions should address the science priorities in the field of aeronomy and space physics for the upcoming decade described by the recent Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) (see and the NAS Report in Brief and also the 2013-2022 Decadal Briefing to the CSSC). Sessions should identify a particular science challenge and outline an approach to meet it. Successful sessions will address 1) how the associated questions will be addressed, 2) what resources exist, are planned, or are needed, and 3) how progress should be measured. The justification for the sessions should also relate to the on-line final (June 2011) version of the CEDAR strategic plan with the addendum from November 2013.

Please see further details in the Guidelines for Workshop Conveners.

Workshop contributors should be apprised of the session goals and encouraged to contribute directly to the effort. Workshop reports will be required within 60 days of the end of the workshop and will be archived on their individual workshop pages on the CEDAR wiki for the 2014 CEDAR Workshop.