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UNOLS is holding training on the Research Vessel Safety Standard's Appendix A & B. 

The workshop will take place at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Quissett Campus, 360 Woods Hole Rd., Woods Hole, MA in the Clark Building room 507 (on the top floor.) Although UNOLS and WHOI are hosting the meeting, participants are expected to cover their own travel and lodging costs. Lunch and refreshments will be provided both days. 

Topics to be covered will include:

  • What has existed over the last 10 years

  • Regulations/Guidance

  • Record Keeping 

  • Regulatory Basis (CFRs)

  • Testing Requirements

  • Synthetic Lines - The Future

  • What is and is not handling equipment

  • Handling Gear Brought Aboard

  • Exceptions for Uninspected Vessels

  • Evaluate Real World Examples from the ARF

Lodging

A block of rooms has been reserved at a special room rate at the Inn on the Square, 40 N. Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540. This special rate is good until 02 January 2024. The per diem rate for lodging is $171.00 per night. 

RSVP

Registration for this event has closed. 

Documents
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In-Person Participant List 12.196 KB
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
Meeting Agenda
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RVSS Appendix A & B Training Agenda 357.705 KB
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The UNOLS office will host a webinar to introduce the science community to MFP on 30 Jun 21 at 2PM Eastern.  

The webinar will focus on the science user and will cover:

- System navigation

- The Schedule module

- The Science Portal and how to submit a request for ship-time

- The Research Planner module

 

You can request an account by going to mfp.us and clicking the "Request an Account" button (top right).

 

We look forward to introducing the new system and answering any questions the community may have.

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Deep Ocean Science Town Hall at 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting

Drs. Samantha Joye, Anna-Louise Reysenbach and Adam Soule will host a Town Hall at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting - Developing a coordinated vision for transdisciplinary deep ocean research.  The Town Hall is scheduled for Monday, 17 February from 12:25 to 1:45 pm at the San Diego Convention Center, 9, UL.  

The Town Hall is aimed at researchers who are interested in  in contributing to development of a grassroots community vision that will promote a new phase of deep sea discovery through coordinated transdisciplinary research efforts made possible through development of a Research Coordination Network proposal.  This effort will advance the field and create new directions in deep sea science, promote new collaborations, and foster coordination and training across disciplinary, organizational, geographic, and international boundaries all while broadening participation in deep ocean science. 

Event: Developing a coordinated vision for transdisciplinary deep ocean search Town Hall

When:   Monday February 17th from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Where:   San Diego Convention Center, 9, UL - San Diego, CA

Hope to see you there!

Committee Reference
Deep Submergence Science Committee (DESSC)
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Ocean Sciences 2020 - San Diego Convention Center Room 9, UL
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UNOLS SCOAR Town Hall at 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting

The UNOLS Science Committee for Oceanographic Aircraft Research (SCOAR) will host a Town Hall at the 2020 Ocean Sciences on Expanding the Reach of the Research Fleet: Autonomous (and Piloted) Airborne Systems in Support of Ocean Sciences.  The full abstract can be found here.   

The Town Hall is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19 from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm at at the San Diego Convention Center, Room 9, UL. The community will have the opportunity to hear the latest information about the use of airborne resources to enhance oceanographic research.  

The Town Hall will include a series of lightning presentations where scientists are invited to present one slide in one-three minutes explaining how s/he has used aircraft in her/his respective research. We hope you will consider presenting a slide in the lightning session.

If you will/have used airborne resources in your oceanographic work and wish to present a lightning talk please sign up here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCOAR_TownHall_2020_Ocean_Sciences

Committee Reference
Scientific Committee for Oceanographic Aircraft Research (SCOAR)
Location
Ocean Sciences 2020 - San Diego Convention Center Room 9,UL
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The Council summer web conference will be held on September 13 & 14 (Wednesday & Thursday).  The meeting will begin at 1:30 pm EDT each day and last approximately 3 hours.
Committee Reference
UNOLS Council
Documents
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2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix I: Participant List 41.957 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix II: 2017 Fleet schedules & 2018 ship scheduling 355.415 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix III: Agency Recommendation for 2018 Fleet Operations 530.006 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix IV: Nominating Committee Report 156.897 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix V: UNOLS Office Recompete 247.962 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix VI: Video Production Update: Shipboard Civility 263.059 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix VII: RVSS Chapter & Appendix E 274.035 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix VIII: UNOLS Special Committee Report 120.935 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix IX: Post Cruise Assessment Committee Update 257.021 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix X: Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board 58.022 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix XI: Images of Long Core operations from R/V Neil Armstrong 3894.658 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix XII: Status of a California state effort to acquire a vessel 1054.918 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix XIII: Mid-Life Refit Status for Thompson 672.374 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix XIV: R/V Rachel Carson Update 675.317 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix XV: UNOLS Annual meeting plans 115.729 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix XVI: White Paper on Clearances, Cruise Planning, & Agents 252.36 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix XVII: Future UNOLS goals 102.113 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix XVIII: UNOLS Green Ship Initiative 123.597 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix XIX: Research Vessel Operators' Committee (RVOC) Report 67.132 KB
2017 Summer Council Meeting - Appendix XX: Deep Submergence Science Committee (DESSC) Report 832.879 KB
Meeting Agenda
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2017 Summer Council Meeting - Agenda 99.287 KB
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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.

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To learn more and register for INMARTECH 2016, click here !

Committee Reference
Research Vessel Operators Committee (RVOC)
Location
Bergen, Norway