OOIFB Town Hall at the 2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting – February 25, 2022

The Ocean Observatories Initiative Facilities Board (OOIFB) will host a Town Hall at the 2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) on Friday, February 25th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Eastern Time.  The meeting will be fully virtual.  The community will have the opportunity to hear the latest information about the OOI facility, the Pioneer Array relocation plans, early career scientists’ activities, education updates, and learn about research using OOI data. 

Town Hall Title: 926-TH08 Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board (OOIFB) Town Hall

Date and Time:  Friday, February 25, 2022, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Location: Online Everywhere – OSM 2022 is entirely virtual

Agenda: The agenda is available HERE.

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

Lightning Talks

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.  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 Ocean Sciences 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 observatory data and wish to present a lightning talk during the Town Hall, please apply <HERE> by February 9th.  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 OSM Registration Fee – Please note, all participants and presenters during the OOIFB Town Hall must be registered for the 2022 Ocean Sciences 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 20 student/ECS applications will be considered for reimbursement.  The Lightning Talk application form includes space for requesting OSM registration reimbursement. 


The Ocean Sciences Meeting registration links, FAQ, and other information can be found on the Ocean Sciences Meeting website. OSM 2022 will begin with workshops and town halls on February 24-25, 2022 and will continue with the scientific program February 28 – March 4, 2022.

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