Committee Meeting Leicester 19 April 1999
These are not official minutes
but notes from John Boardman (JB).
Spain was represented by
Adolfo Calvo-Cases and Finland by Kirsti Granlund.
Discussion of planning arrangement
for the Leicester meeting
Laszlo Szrendrodi (LS) said
that he thought the theoretical 80 limit on attendees at Workshops was unlikely
ever to be exceeded. He advised us not to invite people who are not very interested
in the topic. Invited speakers are not counted in the 80 limit.
LS confirmed that WGs could
hold meetings that did not include paper presentations.
LS encouraged the WGs to
devlop separate identities no need for WGS and MC to need at same meetings.
It was agreed that in order
to make organisation of meetings more efficient a Co-ordinator would
be appointed for each meeting. Thus the procedure would be:
- advertise meeting
- programme would be discussed
and agreed: Meeting Coordinator liasing with WG Chairs, Local Organiser and
- WG Chairs send out invitations
(with copies to National Representatives)
It was agreed that for the
WG meeting in Reading the Coordinator would be Professor Mike Kirkby and that
for the WG meeting in Leuven the Coordinator would be Professor Jean Poesen.
- The Reading meeting
in September 1999 in association with GCTE was discussed. Details of the programme
have now been circulated by professor Mike Kirkby to national representatives.
- Leuven meeting in
April 2000. This will be a three day meeting co-ordinated by Professor
Jean Poesen for WG2 and the MC.
- The possibility of a
WG3 4-6 October in Sardinia was raised by Dr Kostas. He offered to
- There was also an offer
of a meeting in Norway (October 2000?) on snowmelt.
- The application for a
Subsidy was discussed. It was agreed that JB would re-write the document removing
references to the website and submit it to LS.
- JB tabled a proposal
for application for a Short Term Scientific Mission grant. JB to write to
LS requesting the funding. A sub-committee to assess applications was also
agreed: Mike Kirkby, Jean Poesen, Dino Torri and JB. Proposals can be sent
to JB for review immediately although approval of the grant will take three
months. MC should agree recommendations from the sub-committee: this can be
done by email (LS).
- The MC agreed to invite
the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to join the COST Action.
- It was agreed that JB
would contact National representatives requesting information about interested
participants with their WG preference.
8 June 1999
Last updated 20/11/1999