Changes between Version 16 and Version 17 of Scientific Advisory Board/Agenda/2020-01-08


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  • Scientific Advisory Board/Agenda/2020-01-08

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    1616Mike Bell invited comments on the [attachment:TORs_NEMO_SAC_v0.3.pdf proposed Terms of Reference (ToR) drafted by elaborated by the NDC subgroup] for the NEMO Scientific Advisory Committee that will be distinct from the Developers Committee (subject to Steering Committee approval). [[br]] 
    1717Questions arose on why biogeochemistry is declared out of scope? Consensus was that the interface to biogeochemistry (i.e. TOP) is firmly within scope. The PISCES component itself is not used by all projects using NEMO, but is part of NEMO scope as stated in the Consortium Agreement. Olivier Aumont raises the point that there are some important interactions of biogeochemistry with other components of the system for developments.[[br]] 
    18 Data Assimilation remains out of scope of NEMO and its SAC for now but perhaps the ToR should include a mechanism for reviewing what is in and out of scope in case needs change.[[br]] 
     18Data Assimilation remains out of scope of NEMO and its SAC but at least some interfaces to data assimilation are within scope. The ToR should include a mechanism for reviewing what is in and out of scope in case needs change.[[br]] 
    1919Similarly, other components such as stochastic closures may increase in importance and the ToRs should provide some flexibility or risk excluding new areas.[[br]] 
    20 Being overly proscriptive on the length and number of terms members can serve was considered unnecessary. A limited number of terms is a good idea to ensure fresh input but it may be better to offer more shorter terms. Varying lengths of appointment is recommended, especially for initial appointments, so that not too many members change at the same future stage.[[br]] 
     20The ToR should not be overly proscriptive on the length and number of terms members can serve (the word "normally" can help that). A limited number of terms is a good idea to ensure fresh input. It may be better to shorten the terms and allow more terms. Varying lengths of appointment is recommended, especially for initial appointments, so that not too many members change at the same future stage.[[br]] 
    2121'''Action: NDC subgroup to revise Terms Of Reference accordingly before sending it to Steering Committee endorsement.''' 
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