RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE MEETING: Increase focus on detection and analysis of multiple-layer clouds; Increase the skill of cloud property retrievals from infrared observations; Increase understanding of the microphysical properties of ice cloud models that are used to retrieve ice cloud parameters from visible and shortwave infrared observations; Coordinate activities to improve traceability and uniformity in data products; Accommodate a common approach for generating global gridded (level 3) cloud climatologies; Establish working groups on cloud vertical placement, cloud physical properties, and cloud climatologies and, through these, enhance the exchange of information and collaboration on these topics; Involve participants from Asia and Australia; Plan on biannual meetings.