OOIFB Action Items – 2022

Action OOIFB-2022-1 (In-progress) Plan an OOIFB Town Hall session the for 2022 Fall AGU Meeting.

Action Taken:

  • Annette DeSilva submitted the abstract to AGU on April 19, 2022.
  • AGU accepted the OOIFB Town Hall abstract for 2022 Fall AGU Meeting on July 14th.
  • On Oct 5th, AGU schedules OOIFB Town Hall scheduled for Monday, December 12th at 6:30 pm CT.
  • Oct 18th – Town Hall agenda and details are posted on OOIFB website. An email announcement is made along with a call for Lightning talks.

Action: OOIFB-2022-2 (Complete) – Review and provide input to the 2022 OOI Annual Work Plan (AWP) for Program Year 5. 

Action Taken:

  • The PY5 OOI AWP with cost figures redacted was provided to OOIFB for review on April 21, 2022.
  • The OOIFB discussed the review process, assignments, and timeline during their April web conference.
  • Initial AWP feedback and questions from the OOIFB provided to NSF on May 13th.
  • May 26, 2022 – The OOIFB Spring Meeting focused on the OOI Annual Work Plan for Program Year 5.  Participants included the OOIFB, DSC, NSF, and OOI Program representatives. During the meeting, OOI provided responses to OOIFB’s preliminary feedback
  • June 13, 2022 – The OOIFB provided their final feedback to NSF regarding the OOI 2.0 Annual Work Plan for Program Year 5.

Action: OOIFB-2022-3 (Complete) – In accordance with the OOIFB Charter, appoint a Chair Elect to serve the final year of the current Chair’s Term. The current Chair’s term will end in November 2023/

Action Taken:

  • June 2023 – During the monthly web conference, OOIFB members are informed that a Chair Elect needs to be appointed and should be selected before November 2022.
  • July/August 2022 – OOIFB members approve the application of Dax Soule for Chair Elect. The selection is endorsed by NSF.
  • August 22, 2022 – Dax Soule is appointed as the OOIFB Chair Elect.

Action: OOIFB-2022-4 (On going) – Announce a Call for Applications to fill an open position on the OOIFB.

Action Taken:

  • A Call for Applications was announced on August 23, 2022
  • Applications will be accepted until filled.

Action OOIFB-2022-5 (On-going) – Host an OOIFB Sensor School Pilot Program

Action Taken:

  • July 14, 2022 – A initial planning meeting was held with Kendra Daly, Annette DeSilva, Ed Dever, Chris Wingard, and Andrew Barnard to discuss the concept of a sensor summer school. The plan would be to hold a Sensor Summer School for five days in late June, 2023 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, for about 25 advanced graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early career scientists.  This initial summer school will focus on the Seabird AC-S (OOI-OPTAA: optical attenuation and absorbance instrument) and will act as a pilot project for follow-on summer schools for other OOI sensors. 
  • Summer 2022 – Planning continues with drafting a project description, budget, and exploring meeting space and accommodations.
  • Fall 2022 – Organizing committee is formed and planning meeting is scheduled for November 3rd. The Organizing committee includes:
    • Kendra Daly, OOIFB Chair
    • Andrew Heath Barnard (OSU)
    • Ed Dever (OSU)
    • Christopher Wingard (OSU)
    • Wendi Ruef (UW)
    • Jennifer Batryn (WHOI)
    • OOIFB Office: Danielle Bailey & Annette DeSilva