OOIFB Action Items – 2019

Action: OOIFB-2019-1 (Complete) – Review and provide input to the 2019 OOI Annual Work Plan (AWP) – NSF provided the draft AWP to OOIFB in April 2019.  NSF requests OOIFB’s feedback by May 31, 2019.  The final AWP is due in August.

Action Taken:

  • AWP with cost figures redacted provided to OOIFB for review on April 30, 2019.
  • OOIFB questions regarding the AWP were sent to NSF requesting additional information and clarifications on May 14, 2019.
  • OOI PMO provided responses to the questions at the OOIFB May 2019 meeting.  OOIFB discussed their AWP response.
  • OOIFB provided their feedback to the 2019 AWP for Program Year 2 to NSF on May 31, 2019.

Action OOIFB-2019-2: Future Annual Work Plan Feedback – OOIFB should provide feedback to NSF on useful format/content suggestions regarding the AWP for Program Year 3.  Feedback should be submitted to NSF by December 31, 2019.

Action Taken:

  • Initial comments have been compiled and reviewed during July OOIFB Web Conference.  This will be on the November agenda.

Action OOIFB-2019-3:  Plan Town Hall session for 2019 Fall AGU Meeting (in progress) – An organizing team is needed.  Suggested themes include:

  • Community survey presentation
  • OOI website – new
  • 5-minute video on OOI
  • Lightning talks

Action Taken:

    • Larry Atkinson submitted the abstract.  AGU accepted the Town Hall and will provide the date and time in October.

Action OOIFB-2019-4:  2020 Ocean Sciences OOIFB Town Hall– OOIFB should submit an abstract request for a Town Hall at the 2020 Ocean Sciences.   Requests for Town Hall sessions must be submitted by September 18, 2019.


Action OOIFB-2019-5:  Form an OOIFB task force on science outreach/ engagement

  • Review the OOI community engagement plan
  • Prepare a task statement
  • Form the task force – should have early career representation

Action Taken:

    • Sarah Gille, Jim McDonnell, and Deb Kelley volunteered to draft at task statement for the working group.  They held a web conference on August 14th to discuss the task statement.
    • August 16 – questions and addition information request sent to NSF.