2015 MC Meeting

Planetary Data System Management Council Face-to-Face Meeting

September 28-29, 2015

If you have questions that are not answered on this page, contact Emily Law (818)354-6208, emily.s.law@jpl.nasa.gov.

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)TopicSpeaker
9:00 AMWelcomeTom Morgan
9:10 AMState of the PDSBill Knopf
9:40 AMEN Report – Build 6a ReleaseDan Crichton
10:10 AMBreak 
10:20 AMCCB ReportLynn Neakrase
10:40 AMSoftware ToolsSean Hardman
11:00 AMDDWG ReportSteve Hughes
11:20 AMIPDA ReportDan Crichton
11:40 AMFY16 PlanningDan Crichton
12:00 PMLunch 
1:30 PMDOIDan Crichton
2:00 PMChallenge Technique for Tools DevelopmentEd Grayzeck
2:15 PMNSSDCA UpdateDave Williams
2:30 PMDiscussion 
2:45 PMPPIRay Walker
3:30 PMBreak 
4:00 PMExecutive Session 
4:30 PMAction ItemsDick Simpson
5:00 PMAdjourn 
Day 2 – September 29, 2015
8:00 AMAtmospheresNancy Chanover
8:45 AMRing-Moon SystemsMark Showalter
9:30 AMGEORay Arvidson
10:15 AMBreak 
10:30 AMCartography and Imaging SciencesSue LaVoie
11:15 AMSBN UMD / SBN PSIMike A’Hearn, Eric Palmer
12:00 PMLunch 
1:30 PMPDS wide response to DAP RequirementAll
2:15 PMNAIFChuck Acton
3:00 PMBreak 
3:15 PMExecutive Session 
4:00 PMAction ItemsDick Simpson
4:30 PMAdjourn 


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.