UNOLS/OOSC Community Workshop: OOI Cabled, Endurance, and Station Papa Arrays

Date: 
September 27th, 2016 to September 29th, 2016
Location: 
Portland, OR
Description: 

OOI Community Workshop: Cabled, Endurance, and Station Papa

Meeting Site:
University Place Hotel 
310 SW Lincoln Street
Portland, OR  97201

Meeting Dates/Times:
Tues 9/27  Full day
Wed 9/28   Full day
Thur 9/29  Half day

Meeting Informations: 
The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) infrastructure is operational and ocean scientists can now integrate OOI observations into their research proposals and projects. The UNOLS Ocean Observing Science Committee (OOSC) along with OOI’s Science Oversight Committee (SOC) are organizing a workshop that will focus on current and future science addressed by the extensive OOI infrastructure in the Northeast Pacific.  This includes the OOI Cabled, Endurance, and Station Papa Arrays.  Early science successes from OOI will be highlighted, as well as Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) and NOAA projects focused on furthering scientific understanding of coastal and offshore processes. 

The workshop will inform the oceanographic research community of the science capabilities of the Cabled Array, Endurance Coastal Array and the Station Papa Array.  An overview of the OOI science themes as they relate to these Arrays will be reviewed as well as a report from Ocean Networks Canada and NOAA. An overview of the Cyber Infrastructure (CI) applications, data products, user interfaces, and system features will also be provided along with hands-on demonstrations.  The workshop program will include a discussion on how to include OOI and other observational data in both proposals and publications.  OOI Program Team members and NSF representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on OOI operations and governance.

This community workshop will provide a forum to facilitate science collaborations and identify strategies for engaging future users of OOI.  Workshop participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback on their initial experiences in working with the OOI systems and data.  There will be opportunities for discussions about possible future additions of sensors and national-international partnerships.

The Workshop will be held at the University Place Hotel and Conference Center in Portland, OR on September 27-29, 2016. 

The application deadline for in-person participation at the workshop has passed and we cannot accommodate additions at this time.  However, you are welcome to participate in the workshop virtually via web conference. To register for web conference participation, please complete this very brief on-line form - <https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Fall2016OOIWebexSignup>. While we prefer that you register so we know who is virtually attending the conference, if you are joining us after the meeting has started - feel free to access the WebEx Login Information Here

For information about OOI, please visit <http://oceanobservatories.org>.

Please note if you are unavailable to attend this workshop, there will be additional opportunities to provide input regarding OOI.  Participation by web-conference may also be possible and individuals interested in participating virtually are encouraged to complete the on-line application form. 

Accomodations:

University Place Hotel and Conference Center
Portland State University
310 SW Lincoln St.,
Portland, OR 97201

Group Rate Information:

Call the hotel for reservations (503-221-0140 or 1-866-845-4647), and ask for the "UNOLS OOI Meeting" Room Block (rate of $84 per night plus 14.5% tax).  There is a $10 per person plus tax for the 3rd and 4th adult in the room.  Please note that the block date is: check in 9/26 2016, &  check out 9/29 2016.  If guests need to stay before the block date, please let the hotel agent know the block starts on 9/26 2016.  If not, the hotel agent will not see the block.  

Please note that parking is $15 a night 

Transportation:

For public transportation from and to the airport, please plan your trip on www.trimet.org 

For Blue Star Shuttle ($14/way/person), please contact them at: 1-800-247-2272

As a URI-Certified Green Office, UNOLS strives to host environmentally sustainable events. We respectfully request that you consider bringing a reusable travel mug and water bottle to the event.