Welcome to the OOIFB website. The National Science Foundation Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board (OOIFB) provides independent input and guidance regarding the management and operation of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). It provides a way to expand scientific and public awareness of OOI, and ensure that the oceanographic community is kept informed of developments of OOI.
The OOI Facility Board establishes the “Larry P. Atkinson Travel Fellowship for Students and Early Career Scientists”
On May 14, 2020, the OOI Facility Board established the Larry P. Atkinson Travel Fellowship for Students and Early Career Scientists and virtually presented Larry with a plaque recognizing the occasion.
The Larry P. Atkinson Travel Fellowship helps early career scientists and graduate students who are actively involved in research and/or education programs using Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) data. The Fellowship provides travel support for the recipient to attend and present a paper or poster on research or education using OOI data at a national or international conference or workshop. The Fellowship will be awarded annually.
The OOI Facility Board (OOIFB) along with representatives of the National Science Foundation founded the Larry P. Atkinson Travel Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding leadership as the inaugural Chair of the OOIFB.