Planetary Data System
Engineering Node

2015 MC Meeting

Planetary Data System Management Council Face-to-Face Meeting

If you have questions that are not answered on this page, contact Emily Law (818)354-6208,

Time and Place

The PDS MC Face-to-Face meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Arcadia, CA.

September 28, 2015  Monday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

September 29, 2015  Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Meeting Schedule (PDF)

Day 1 - September 28, 2015
Time (PDT) Topic Speaker
9:00 AM Welcome Tom Morgan
9:10 AM State of the PDS Bill Knopf
9:40 AM EN Report - Build 6a Release Dan Crichton
10:10 AM Break  
10:20 AM CCB Report Lynn Neakrase
10:40 AM Software Tools Sean Hardman
11:00 AM DDWG Report Steve Hughes
11:20 AM IPDA Report Dan Crichton
11:40 AM FY16 Planning Dan Crichton
12:00 PM Lunch  
1:30 PM DOI Dan Crichton
2:00 PM Challenge Technique for Tools Development Ed Grayzeck
2:15 PM NSSDCA Update Dave Williams
2:30 PM Discussion  
2:45 PM PPI Ray Walker
3:30 PM Break  
4:00 PM Executive Session  
4:30 PM Action Items Dick Simpson
5:00 PM Adjourn  
Day 2 - September 29, 2015
8:00 AM Atmospheres Nancy Chanover
8:45 AM Ring-Moon Systems Mark Showalter
9:30 AM GEO Ray Arvidson
10:15 AM Break  
10:30 AM Cartography and Imaging Sciences Sue LaVoie
11:15 AM SBN UMD / SBN PSI Mike A'Hearn, Eric Palmer
12:00 PM Lunch  
1:30 PM PDS wide response to DAP Requirement All
2:15 PM NAIF Chuck Acton
3:00 PM Break  
3:15 PM Executive Session  
4:00 PM Action Items Dick Simpson
4:30 PM Adjourn  

Meeting Number: 998 715 271
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Embassy Suites Arcadia
211 E. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91006

King Suites $138 single occupancy/night (additional person $10.00) plus taxes (local and state)

20 rooms blocked
Cut-off date for accepting reservations is Tuesday, September 22.
Tel: 626-445-8525 and request the JPL block of rooms

Fully cooked to order breakfast daily
Complimentary wireless high speed internet in the guest rooms
Evening Manager’s Reception featuring alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
Complimentary self-parking

Meeting room reserved at the Embassy Suite for two full days

Hotel Parking

Free parking for hotel and conference visitors.


Embassy Suites Arcadia
City of Arcadia
Pasadena Map


Refreshments will be available both days for morning and afternoon breaks.


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Internet Access

Hotel provides conference wifi.