Northeast Pacific OOI Community Workshop – POSTPONED

Important Notice:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic concerns, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Northeast Pacific OOI Community Workshop scheduled for June 23-25, 2020 in Portland, OR. We strongly believe that it is important to hold this workshop. We will work to find a future date that will promote optimal participation and engagement by the OOI community.

In the meantime, we are exploring alternate options for connecting with researchers and educators who are using or plan to use OOI data. This could include webinars and/or on-line training sessions. Your input is requested. Please share your suggestions regarding webinar and training topics that would be of interest to you and whether you have any deadlines for this information (e.g., proposal submission, teaching a class). Suggestions can be sent to me at

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times. We are exploring dates in 2022.

June 23, 24, and 25, 2020
Portland, Oregon

Meeting Dates/Times/Location:

  • Tuesday, 6/23  Full day – OSU Portland Center, 555 SW Morrison Street
  • Wednesday, 6/24   Full day – OSU Portland Center
  • Thursday, 6/25  Half day morning – location to be announced soon

Workshop Information:

The Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board (OOIFB) will host a workshop focusing on current and future science addressed by the OOI infrastructure in the Northeast Pacific.  The workshop is aimed at researchers and resource managers who are using or are considering using OOI data, researchers interested in adding instrumentation to the OOI infrastructure, and educators at all levels interested in OOI’s Cabled, Endurance, and Station Papa Arrays.  

The workshop will inform the oceanographic community of the science capabilities and new technologies offered by the OOI and other observatory arrays located in the northeast Pacific. An overview of OOI data products, user interfaces, and system features will be provided along with hands-on demonstrations using a suite of data access tools. OOI Program team members and NSF representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on OOI operations.

This community workshop will provide a forum to facilitate science collaborations and identify strategies for engaging future users of OOI.  Workshop participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences in working with the OOI systems and data. The workshop will be held at the OSU Portland Center and a local hotel in Portland, OR on June 23-25, 2020.  

Workshop Application:

Due to the postponement of the workshop, the on-line application form is closed.

Participation by Web Conference will be offered:  Please note if you are unavailable to attend this workshop, participation by web-conference will also be possible. Individuals interested in participating virtually are encouraged to complete the on-line application form. This will help us better understand our participant interests.

Additional Workshop Details:

Information about the workshop agenda, hotel accommodations, and parking will be posted here when available.

Transportation in the Portland, OR area:

Transportation options at the Portland, Oregon airport can be found at:

Light rail transportation is available within Portland: 

Photo credits: Right and left image – University of Washington, NSF-OOI/CSSF, Center image – NSF-OOI Endurance Array Program, OSU