OOI Community Workshop: Cabled, Endurance, and Station Papa
The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) infrastructure is operational and ocean scientists can now integrate OOI observations into their research proposals and projects. The UNOLS Ocean Observing Science Committee (OOSC) along with OOI’s Science Oversight Committee (SOC) are organizing a workshop that will focus on current and future science addressed by the extensive OOI infrastructure in the Northeast Pacific. This includes the OOI Cabled, Endurance, and Station Papa Arrays. Early science successes from OOI will be highlighted, as well as Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) and NOAA projects focused on furthering scientific understanding of coastal and offshore processes.
The workshop will inform the oceanographic research community of the science capabilities of the Cabled Array, Endurance Coastal Array and the Station Papa Array. An overview of the OOI science themes as they relate to these Arrays will be reviewed as well as a report from Ocean Networks Canada and NOAA. An overview of the Cyber Infrastructure (CI) applications, data products, user interfaces, and system features will also be provided along with hands-on demonstrations. The workshop program will include a discussion on how to include OOI and other observational data in both proposals and publications. OOI Program Team members and NSF representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on OOI operations and governance.
This community workshop will provide a forum to facilitate science collaborations and identify strategies for engaging future users of OOI. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback on their initial experiences in working with the OOI systems and data. There will be opportunities for discussions about possible future additions of sensors and national-international partnerships.
The Workshop will be held at the University Place Hotel and Conference Center in Portland, OR on September 27-29, 2016. To apply for the workshop, please complete the on-line application form at <https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OOI_NE_Pac>. Travel support funds are limited. Broad representation from institutional, geographic, and disciplinary groups is desired and will be considered in participant selection. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2016.