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Wed 6/17 Meeting confirmation - NANSLO/I2 remote instrumentation working group launch

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  • From: James Werle <>
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  • Subject: Wed 6/17 Meeting confirmation - NANSLO/I2 remote instrumentation working group launch
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:01:33 +0000
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Hi All, 

Thanks for re-doing the doodle poll.  We now have a date/time that works for a critical mass to launch our work together.  To confirm, we will meet next Wed 6/17 @ 11am Pacific/noon Mountain/1pm Central/2pm Eastern.

I'll send a calendar invite with draft agenda and call instructions momentarily.


From: James Werle <>
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:51 AM
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: launching NANSLO/I2 remote instrumentation working group

Unfortunately, our first round of doodle polling has not revealed a mutually agreeable time to kick off this effort.  Let's try again.  Please submit your availability to this revised doodle poll by this Thursday 6/4, if possible. 

Sorry for subjecting you all to this additional painful administrivia.


From: James Werle <>
Date: Friday, May 29, 2015 9:01 AM
To: "" <>
Subject: launching NANSLO/I2 remote instrumentation working group


We're ready to launch the working group we discussed during the Global Summit last month!   Our next step is to find a date/time to kick things off.  I'd like to propose late next week if that's possible.  Please submit your availability via the following doodle poll by Monday 6/1 at the latest: 

I've co-opted an existing listserv address for use by our group to facilitate communications.  Everyone listed below is currently subscribed.

As a refresher, here's are the goals/objectives we initially sketched out for our work together.  This is just a starting point.  We can refine this based upon additional input from the group.

NANSLO/Internet2 Working Group DRAFT Description

Description/Purpose:  Stand up a NANSLO working group to accomplish the
following immediate objectives. Once accomplished the working group would
disband or evolve into a phase II effort.

1. Establish firm financial and technical requirements for connecting an
instrument to the NANSLO ecosystem.

2. Conduct an "environmental scan" of the community to identify target
on-net instruments/labs to approach about connecting to NANSLO system.

3. Begin approaching instrument/lab providers about participating in a
pilot project to prove ability for NANSLO to efficiently add
geographically dispersed instrument/lab nodes to the system.

Commitment – monthly 1 hour conference calls and offline effort to accomplish objectives 1-3.

Here's the list of folks we identified as ideal to steer this effort.  Keeping it light and nimble at the beginning will help us move faster toward our objectives.  Of course, we can engage additional individuals and groups as needed.  If you're not able or interested in participating at this time, just let me know.  

1. Lan Neugent - SETDA
2. Mike Abbiatti - WICHE/WCET
3. Sue Schmidt, NANSLO
4. Larry Gallery, NYSERNet
5. James Werle, Internet2 K20 Initiative/US UCAN
6. Kim Owen, NDSU
7. Ann Zimmerman, Oarnet
8. Jennifer Oxenford, KINBER
9. Tom Rolfes, Network Nebraska
10. Susannah Spellman, Internet2 US UCAN

Let me know if you have any questions, comments, concerns at this point.  I think the time is ripe for this effort.  Our community is ideally positioned as abridge between K-12 and higher education.  By staying focused on a few initial goals we can achieve a great toward helping increase awareness and the scalable, effective use of remotely controlled scientific instruments in K-12 and beyond.  


James Werle
Director, K20 Initiative

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