Action: DSC-2023-1 (Complete) – The DSC will provide an annual report to the OOIFB. The report will provide a summary of DSC meetings, activities, and recommendations.

Action Taken:

  • A Google Doc was created. Activities and meetings from 2022 were listed. The committee discussed recommendations and future activities during their January and February 2023 web conferences.
  • March 20, 2023 – The DSC Annual Report was submitted to the OOIFB for endorsement.
  • March 30, 2023 – The OOIFB endorsed version of the DSC Annual Report was submitted to NSF.

Action: DSC-2023-2 – (On-going) Identify strategies for addressing the recommended DSC future activities.  These activities were highlighted in the 2022 DSC Annual Report.

Action Taken:

  • March 28, 2023 – DSC members were each assigned to lead discussions for strategies to address working group goals.
  • April 25, 2023 – Working groups are established with a plan to have 1 to 2 groups present at upcoming meetings throughout the year.

Action: DSC-2023-3 – (On-going) Draft a short summary of the DSC Survey report that, with NSF’s approval, could be distributed publicly.  

Action Taken:

  • October 2022 – DSC reviewed the full Survey report and suggested the creation of a summary document that could be shared with the public
  • March 2023 – Mary Jo Richardson volunteered to lead this effort.
  • April 25, 2023 – Mary Jo Richardson drafted a brief summary of the report and reviewed it. DSC would like to ask NSF permission to circulate to the public.

Action: DSC-2023-4 (On-going) – NSF requests feedback from the DSC on the OOI Annual Work Plan for Program Year 5.

Action Taken:

  • April 25, 2023 – PY6 OOI AWP cost figures redacted was provided to the OOIFB for review.
  • April 25, 2023 The OOIFB discussed the review process, assignments, and timeline during their April web conference.
  • May 10, 2023 Initial AWP feedback and questions from the DSC are due.
  • May 11, 2023 – Feedback from the DSC on the OOI AWP will be submitted to NSF.

Action: DSC-2023-5(On-going) – Appoint interim DSC Chair. Tim Crone steps down as DSC Chair on May 8th.