Ocean Sciences Meeting Town Hall: The Ocean Observatories Initiative: a catalyst for early-career, interdisciplinary research

Date and Time: Tuesday, 18 February 2020: 12:45 – 13:45 
Location: SDCC, 9, UL

Town Hall Abstract:

The Ocean Observatories Initiative: a catalyst for early-career, interdisciplinary research
The NSF-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) provides a platform for a high-quality, multidisciplinary, freely-available oceanographic data to the wider community, lending opportunities for scientists to conduct novel research that is not dependent on traditional funding models. Given the heterogeneous and widely available nature of OOI data streams, there is a unique opportunity to nurture interdisciplinary research collaborations across all oceanographic disciplines, as well as atmospheric sciences, engineering and data science. However a multi-disciplinary capacity needs to be developed in order to fully exploit the potential of the OOI data. This town hall is targeted specifically towards early career scientists with an interest in using OOI data, as well as existing OOI data users. The goal of this town hall is to:(1) promote increased collaboration through the development of a community of practice centered around OOI, with an emphasis on including early career scientists,(2) develop open-access community tools that can be utilized to access and analyze OOI data,(3) create a mechanism for providing feedback and recommendations from OOI data users for the evolution of future ocean observing capacity.