OOIFB & Committee Activities Timeline

The following is a timeline of OOIFB Activities:

2021

Zoom calls are scheduled approximately monthly for the OOIFB.

  • July 13 – August 15, 2021 – Call for Applications are open to fill one open position on the OOIFB.
  • June 21-25, 2021 – Phase 2 Pioneer Array Innovations Lab is held to collect recommendations on how the Pioneer Array configuration can be optimized at its new location in the Mid Atlantic Bight.  The Lab is virtual and hosted by the OOIFB and facilitated by Knowinnovations, Inc with 53 participants that included panelists, NSF, USCG, BOEM, NOAA, KI, and science participants.
  • June 4, 2021 – OOIFB provides feedback to NSF regarding the OOI 2.0 Annual Work Plan for Program Year 4.
  • May 26, 2021 – The OOIFB Spring Meeting is held.  The meeting is virtual and focus is on the OOI Annual Work Plan for Program Year 4.  Participants include the OOIFB, DSC, NSF, and OOI Program representatives.
  • May 12, 2021 – The Pioneer Array Location Selection Phase 2 Micro Lab is held. The Lab is virtual and hosted by the OOIFB and facilitated by Knowinnovations, Inc.   There are 93 participants.
  • May 3, 2021 -Applications to participate in the Pioneer Array Phase 2 Innovations Lab open.
  • April 30, 2021 – NSF announces that the next location of the OOI Coastal Pioneer Array is the Mid-Atlantic Bight (MAB) and the move will take place in 2024. The geographic footprint championed during the NSF-sponsored Innovations Lab #1 is the region of the MAB between Cape Hatteras and Norfolk Canyon.
  • April 20, 2021 – A call for the applications for the first annual The Larry P. Atkinson Travel Fellowship for Students and Early Career Scientists is announced.
  • April 14, 2021 – An abstract for an OOIFB Town Hall is submitted for the 2021 Fall AGU Meeting.
  • March 15-19, 2021 -Phase 1 Pioneer Array Innovations Lab is held to provide recommendations on the next location for the Pioneer Array.  The Lab is hosted by the OOIFB and facilitated by Knowinnovations, Inc with 47 participants that included panelists, NSF, KI, and science participants.
  • February 17, 2021 – The OOIFB and DSC provide feedback to NSF on the OOI Mid-Award Review External Panel report.
  • January 31, 2021 – The application period to apply for the Pioneer Array Innovations Lab closes.
  • January 28, 2021 – OOIFB endorses the new name and Terms of Reference for the Data Systems Committee (DSC).  DSC replaces the DDCI Committee.
  • January 28, 2021 – The OOIFB Charter is revised with a new Annex I that contains the DSC Terms of Reference.
  • January 22, 2021 – OOIFB publishes The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Science Plan: Exciting Opportunities Using OOI Data
  • January 13, 2021 – The Pioneer Array Location Selection Phase I Micro Lab is held. The Lab is virtual and hosted by the OOIFB and facilitated by Knowinnovations, Inc.   There are 93 participants.

2020

Web conferences are scheduled approximately monthly for the OOIFB.

  • December 22, 2020 – The process for selection of the next Pioneer Array location is announced.  Applications to participate in the Phase 1 Innovations Lab is open.
  • December 8, 2020 – OOIFB holds a Town Hall at the 2020 Fall AGU Meeting via Zoom.
  • October 13-14, 2020 – OOIFB holds Fall Meeting via Zoom web conference.
  • July 8, 2020 -The OOIFB sends NSF the DDCI Committee’s response to the OOI Program’s response to the 2019 DDCI report
  • June 2, 2020 – OOIFB provides feedback to NSF regarding the OOI 2.0 Annual Work Plan for Program Year 3
  • May 19, 2020 – John Wilkin (Rutgers University) appointed to fill a vacancy position on the OOIFB.
  • May 14, 2020 – The Larry P. Atkinson Travel Fellowship for Students and Early Career Scientists is established.
  • May 13-14, 2020 – OOIFB holds Spring Meeting via Zoom web conference.
  • March 2020 – On March 5th, the on-line application form for the OOI Community Workshop focused on the NE Pacific OOI Arrays was opened.  The workshop was scheduled for June 23-25, 2020 in Portland, OR.  On March 27th, the decision was made to postpone the workshop due to COVID-19 concerns.
  • Feb – Mar, 2020 – Call for Applications for 1 OOIFB open position Feb 19-Mar 20.  Appointment of Dax Soule (Queens College) confirmed as new member with 3-year term and accepts on March 27th.
  • February 20, 2020 – OOIFB holds a Town Hall at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego, CA.

2019

Webex calls are scheduled approximately monthly for the OOIFB and were held biweekly for the DDCI Committee.

  • December 30, 2019 – The OOIFB provides input to NSF regarding future OOI Annual Work Plans and the OOI Concept of Operations document.
  • December 24, 2019 – The OOIFB submits the DDCI Committee Report titled, Improving Ocean Observatories Data Delivery Systems and Procedures, to NSF.
  • December 9, 2019 – OOIFB holds a Town Hall at the 2019 Fall AGU Meeting.
  • November 13, 2019 – Kendra Daly is appointed as the new OOIFB Chair.  Larry Atkinson becomes the OOIFB Past-Chair.
  • November 12-13, 2019 – OOIFB and DDCI Committee meeting at NSF, Alexandria, VA.
  • May 31, 2019 – OOIFB provides feedback to NSF regarding the OOI 2.0 Annual Work Plan for Program Year 2
  • May 21-23, 2019 – OOIFB and DDCI Meeting at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
  • March 29 – April 26, 2019 – DDCI Survey open to community. 127 responses received.
  • February 19, 2019 – OOIFB provides recommendation regarding to NSF regarding transition of PI instruments to core OOI supported instruments.

2018

Webex calls are scheduled approximately monthly.

  • December 11, 2018 – DDCI SWOT session held at Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL).
  • Townhall at Fall AGU meeting 10 December
  • Fall OOIFB and DDCI Meeting, October 29-31 at NSF
  • September 2018 – DDCI Committee formed.
  • Applications for DDCI membership (August 30 deadline)
  • DDCI Terms of Reference established
  • OOIFB members attend Early Career Workshops during summer
  • May 7-8, 2018, OOIFB Meeting at U. Washington
  • 11-16 February – OOIFB Townhall at Ocean Sciences 2018
  • January OOIFB Webex meeting – pre-town OSM Townhall update

2017

  • December – submit OOIFB annual report to NSF
  • November 29 – 30 OOIFB at UNOLS Council and Annual Meeting
  • November 20, OOIFB and DDCI webex update and discussion
  • November 13 -15, OOIFB representation at Ocean Studies Board
  • November 8-9, OOIFB representation (Kendra Daly) on Irminger Sea steering committee and attend workshop
  • September 25-27 – OOIFB meeting at NSF
  • August 31  – interim report from Data Dissemination  and Cyber Infrastructure ad hoc working group
  • June – Translational Matrices refresh exercise started
    • June 20 Information request sent to NSF
  • June – Data Dissemination and Cyber Infrastructure ad hoc working group created.
  • May – Inaugural meeting of OOIFB at NSF

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The following is a timeline of DSC Activities (DSC replaced the DDCI Committee in January 2021):

2021

Web conferences are held monthly.

  • July 13, 2021 – Karen Bemis, Rutgers University, is appointed as a new member of the DSC.
  • May 2021 – DSC members review and provide feedback to the OOIFB on the OOI Annual Work Plan for Program Year 4.  The DSC feedback pertains to the data delivery and cyberinfrastructure sections of the AWP.
  • April 23 – May 30, 2021 – Applications are open to fill one position on the DSC.
  • March 24, 2021 – The DSC begins work on a community survey focused on OOI’s Data Explorer tool.  This is a follow-up survey to the one conducted in 2019 on OOI data delivery systems.  This is the focus of the monthly DSC web conferences.
  • March 11, 2021 – The first DSC Annual Report is submitted to NSF.
  • February 17, 2021 – The OOIFB and DSC provide feedback to NSF on the OOI Mid-Award Review External Panel report.
  • January 27 & 28, 2021 – The DDCI Chair submits the Committee’s new name and Terms of Reference to the OOIFB for endorsement. (On January 28, 2021, the OOIFB endorsed the Data Systems Committee name and Terms of Reference.)  The members of the DDCI transition to the DSC membership.

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Following is a timeline of DDCI Committee Activities (The DDCI Committee transitioned to the DSC in January 2021):

2020

Web conferences are held monthly.

  • Throughout 2020, DDCI Committee members provide feedback to the OOI Program on their new Data Explorer tool.
  • October 27, 2020 – OOI Appointee, Anthony Koppers, replaces Chris Wingard on the DDCI.
  • October 13 & 27, 2020 – DDCI Committee holds Fall Meeting via Zoom web conference.
  • August 26, 2020 – The DDCI Committee presents their proposed future focus areas to the OOIFB and NSF.
  • August 26, 2020 – The DDCI Committee proposes a new name to the OOIFB and NSF, “OOI Data Systems Committee.”
  • July 22, 2020 – Kristen Fogaren (Boston College) is appointed to the DDCI Committee.
  • July 2, 2020 -The DDCI Committee’s response to the OOI Program’s response to the 2019 DDCI report is sent to the OOIFB for endorsement.  OOIFB endorsed the DDCI Committee response and submitted it to NSF on July 8, 2020.
  • May 2020 – The DDCI Committee reviews and provides feedback regarding the OOI Annual Work Plan for Program Year 3.  They send their feedback to the OOIFB.
  • February 20, 2020 – DDCI Chair provides an update at the OOIF  Town Hall at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting and presents a set of plots summarizing the community survey results.

2019

Web conferences are held biweekly to evaluate OOI data delivery and CI, review the community survey results, and complete their tasking to draft a DDCI committee report.

  • December 24, 2019 – The DDCI Committee Report titled, Improving Ocean Observatories Data Delivery Systems and Procedures, is submitted to NSF via the OOIFB.
  • December 9, 2019 – DDCI Chair provides an update at the OOIFB holds a Town Hall at the 2019 Fall AGU Meeting and presents a set of plots summarizing the community survey results.
  • November 12-13, 2019 – OOIFB and DDCI Committee meeting at NSF, Alexandria, VA.
  • June 30, 2019 – SWOT material provided to DDCI Committee from Tom Kearney.
  • May 2019 – DDCI Committee provides feedback to OOIFB regarding the data delivery excerpts from the OOI 2.0 Annual Work Plan for Program Year 2
  • May 2019 – DDCI provides feedback to OOIFB regarding the OOI 2.0 Annual Work Plan for Program Year 2.
  • May 21-23, 2019 – OOIFB and DDCI Meeting at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
  • March 29 – April 26, 2019 – DDCI Survey open to community.127 responses received.

2018

Web conferences are held biweekly.

  • December 11, 2018 – DDCI SWOT session held at Consortium for Ocean Leadership.
  • December 10, 2018 – OOIFB Townhall at the 2018 Fall AGU Meeting– DDCI members participated and introduced the SliDo poll.
  • November 26 – DDCI Resource Library created.
  • November 11 – DDCI Slack Account created
  • October 29-31, 2018 – OOIFB and DDCI Meeting at NSF, Alexandria, VA
  • October 30, 2019 – DDCI Terms of Reference revised to reflect
  • September 2018 – DDCI Committee formed.