OOIFB Town Hall at 2024 Ocean Sciences Meeting

The Ocean Observatories Initiative Facilities Board (OOIFB) will be hosting a Town Hall at the 2024 Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Town Hall Title: Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board (OOIFB) Town Hall
Town Hall Number: TH23L
Date and Time: Tuesday, 20 February 2024: 12:45 – 13:45 CST
Location:  Room: 220-222, Second Floor, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Convention Center

The Town Hall agenda can be found HERE.

Do you have questions and/or input about NSF OOI data? Please provide it here, and your comments/questions will help shape the interactive panel discussion described below.

The community will have the opportunity to hear the latest information about the NSF OOI facility, including an update on the relocation of the Pioneer Array; learn about NSF updates; and meet the OOIFB members. The second half of the Town Hall will be comprised of an interactive, panel discussion: Enhancing your Science with NSF OOI Data: A Community Discussion about Maximizing OOI Data Use. Panelists will include:

  • Chris Edwards, OOIFB/ University of California Santa Cruz
  • Jim Edson, NSF OOI/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Kristen Fogaren, OOIFB-DSC/Boston College
  • Denise Bristol, OOI Data Labs/Hillsborough Community College
  • Deborah Hernandez, Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA)

The goal of this community-focused conversation is to discuss how current NSF OOI data access and usage can be refined and/or expanded to better meet research and education goals.

The OOIFB Town Hall is aimed at researchers and other stakeholders 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.