Planetary Data System
Engineering Node

2017 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 Management Council Face-to-Face will be held at The Westin, San Rafael Room, 191 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA.

Day 1: Wed 19 Apr, 09:00 - 18:00 PDT
Day 2: Thu 20 Apr, 09:00 - 15:00 PDT


Day 1 - Wednesday 19 April
Time (PDT) Topic Speaker
9:00 AM Introduction Tom Morgan
9:15 AM PDART/Other DAPs Experiences (Multi-node discussion)  
9:15 AM     Atmospheres (pdf, pptx) Nancy Chanover
9:45 AM PDART/Other DAPs Experiences (Multi-node discussion)  
10:30 AM BREAK  
10:45 AM PDART/Other DAPs Experiences (Multi-node discussion, continued)  
11:30 AM

Funding and Program Level Issues

Bill Knopf
12:00 Noon LUNCH  
1:15 PM PDS Roadmap and Discussion (Update on HQ briefing) (pdf, pptx) Ralph McNutt/All
3:15 PM BREAK  
3:30 PM Packed Data Policy (pdf, pptx) Dick Simpson
4:00 PM GIS Data Format Update (pdfpptx) Moses Milazzo
4:30 PM Cubesat Archiving Update Walker/Chanover/Acton/Guinness/New
5:00 PM Executive Session  
6:00 PM Adjourn  
Day 2 - Thursday 20 April
9:00 AM CCB Report (pdf) Tom Stein
9:15 AM DDWG Report (pdf, pptx) Mitch Gordon
9:30 AM Europa Update (pdf, pptx) Lisa Gaddis
10:00 AM BREAK  
10:15 AM Tool Working Group Report (pdf, pptx) Dan Crichton
10:45 AM DOI Pilot Update (pdf, ppt) Dan Crichton
11:15 AM Build 7B I&T Report (pdf, ppt) Dan Crichton
11:30 AM Resource Catalog (pdf, pptx) Sean Hardman
11:45 AM Action Item Review/Discussion Dave Williams/Maria Banks
12:00 Noon LUNCH  
1:15 PM Executive Session  
3:00 PM Adjourn  


The official meeting hotel is The Westin.
191 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Rooms must be booked through NRESS.


Valet Parking for $17/day is available at The Westin.

While the Westin does not offer on-stie self parking, self parking for $11/day is available nearby on East Union Street. You can access the hotel from the self parking lot.

Maps, Transportation Options, Driving Directions & Weather

Available at The Westin's website.


The Westin will provide continental breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea and refreshments each day for all meeting attendees. Breakfast will be available starting at 07:30 outside the San Rafael Room.

Internet & WebEx

NRESS will provide WiFi in the meeting room along with WebEx and phone dial-in for remote participants.