The Ocean Observatories Initiative Facilities Board (OOIFB) will host a Town Hall at the 2022 Fall AGU Meeting on December 12th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Central Time.  The Town Hall will be offered in-person, as well as virtually. The community will have the opportunity to hear the latest information about the OOI Facility Board activities, OOI facility, Pioneer Array relocation plans, and learn about research using OOI data.  

Town Hall Title: Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board Town Hall

Date and Time: Monday, 12 December 2022 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Central Time

Location: McCormick Place, Room: S106a

Agenda: The agenda is available here and below:

1830    Welcome, Introductions, Activity Update – Kendra Daly (USF), OOIFB Chair

1835    Updates from the National Science Foundation – George Voulgaris (NSF)

1840    Updates from the OOI Operator – Jim Edson (WHOI)

1850    Pioneer Array Relocation Update – Al Plueddemann (WHOI)

1900    Lightning Talk Presentations

1930    End of Town Hall

The Town Hall is aimed at researchers who are now using or are considering using OOI data, researchers interested in adding instrumentation to the OOI infrastructure, and educators at all levels interested in the OOI.  We hope to see you at the OOIFB Town Hall!


The Town Hall will also include a series of lightning presentations where scientists are invited to present one slide in one minute explaining how they have used (or plan to use) freely available observatory data in their respective research.  This is your opportunity to highlight your experience with OOI.  We hope you will consider presenting a slide in the lightning session.

Time during the Town Hall is limited and we expect to be able to schedule about six lightning talks during the Town Hall.  However, all submitted lightning talks will have the opportunity to be presented during the Fall AGU Meeting.  The OOIFB has teamed with the OOI booth exhibitor to offer a time slot during the meeting to highlight all of the lightning talks.

Sign-up now to present a lightning talk – If you are using (or plan to use) OOI data and wish to present a lightning talk during the Town Hall, please sign up HERE by November 21st [Please note, the deadline has past and all slots for lightning talks have been filled].  From the applications submitted, we will work to select six lightning talks for the Town Hall that can highlight the exciting research that is being done across the entire OOI Facility.

Funding Available for AGU Fall Meeting Registration Fee – Please note, all participants and presenters during the OOIFB Town Hall must be registered for the 2022 AGU Fall Meeting.  Funding is available to offset the registration fees for students and early career scientists (ECS) who are presenting a lightning talk.  Funding is limited and the first 8 student/ECS applications will be considered for reimbursement. The Lightning Talk application form includes space for requesting registration fee reimbursement.