• Wednesday, October 26th – Data Systems Committee (DSC) Meeting
  • Thursday, October 27th – Joint meeting of the OOIFB and DSC
  • Friday morning, October 28th – OOIFB Meeting


The Westin Alexandria Old town, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314.   


Meeting agenda is available HERE.


The meeting minutes are available HERE.

Appendices – Participant List and Presentations:

  1. Participant List

October 26, 2022 – Data Systems Committee Meeting

  1. DSC Chair – Welcome, Introductions, Meeting Goals
  2. OOI Data Delivery Systems: Present and Future
  3. ESIP NCPP Brief on cohort study – A closer look at the phases: Exploring Cloud backends for the new OGC Environmental Retrieval API
    • For link to recording of presentation, Click HERE.
  4. Beyond FAIR – What data infrastructure does open science need?
    • For link to recording of presentation, Click HERE.
  5. DSC Other Business – Membership and Action Item Status

October 27, 2022 – Joint Session of the OOIFB and Data Systems Committee

  1. Update from the OOI Program Management Office (PMO)
  2. OOI Community Engagement activities
  3. Regional Cabled Array Update
  4. Endurance Array Update
  5. Pioneer & Global Arrays (CGSN) Update
  6. OOI Data Delivery Manager Report
  7. OOI Cyberinfrastructure Report
  8. DSC Report
  9. Relocation of the Pioneer Array Update
  10. OOI Sensor Refresh Status
  11. OOIFB 2023 Sensor Summer School Pilot Program
  12. Biogeochemistry Sensor Working Group Update and Workshop Recommendations
  13. Follow-up on the OOIFB 2022 Community OOI NE Pacific Arrays Workshop

October 28, 2022 – OOIFB Meeting

  1. BOEM Report
  2. Ocean Networks Canada Report
  3. OOIFB Town Hall at the 2022 AGU Fall Meeting
  4. Future activities and focus areas for the OOIFB
  5. OOIFB Other Business – Action items and Membership Review


For logistical purposes, we need to know who plans to attend the meetings and if your attendance will be in-person or virtual.  Virtual participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the meetings. For those attending in-person, we need to know of any dietary constraints for catering requirements.  An on-line RSVP form is available.  Please RSVP Here.  


A special hotel rate of $257.00/night (plus tax) has been negotiated with The Westin Alexandria Old Town, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314. Contact the OOIFB Office for details on how to receive the special rate. The cut off date to receive the special rate is October 2, 2022.

Important Local Travel Notice:

Please note, the DC Metro trains are NOT running south of Reagan/DCA, so unfortunately travelers will not be able to reach the hotel/meeting by Metro train.  The Blue Line was scheduled to reopen before our meeting, but that has now been delayed until later in the year. Buses/shuttles are replacing the Metro trains.  For details about Metro bus/shuttle schedules, please see https://www.wmata.com/.  There is a nice “Trip Planner” feature on their site.

Uber/Lyft/Taxis are available from the airport, but lines can be long.  Please plan accordingly.


  • The hotel offers “Valet Only” parking for $38/overnight. There is no self parking.
  • Parking options near The Westin Alexandria Old Town:
    • USPTO West Parking Garage – 1 min walk
      550 Elizabeth Lane
    • Colonial Parking – 3 min walk
      1925 Ballengar Avenue
    • Colonial Parking – 3 min walk
      2050 Ballenger Ave
Participants of the OOIFB and DSC Fall Meeting (Oct 27-29, 2023) in Alexandria, VA