About us

The Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board (OOIFB) provides independent input and guidance regarding the management and operation of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). All such input and guidance will be communicated to the OOI Operator. The OOIFB works to expand scientific and public awareness of OOI, and ensure that the oceanographic community is kept informed of developments of OOI.



Graphical Representation of OOIFB Interaction

Contact Us

The OOIFB Administrative Support Office (ASO) is located at the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography.

The ASO Team includes:

  • Annette DeSilva – OOIFB Executive Secretary
    phone: 401-874-6827
    email: desilva@ooifb.org
  • Karen Besson – ASO Administrative Assistant
    phone: 401-874-6825
    email: karen@ooifb.org