This workshop will provide an interdisciplinary forum to develop deep ocean science questions and identify societal needs that could be addressed using the existing OOI infrastructure. The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to gather detailed information about OOI infrastructure, data availability, and discuss existing and prospective Essential Ocean Variables that deep-water observatories can address. Particular attention will be paid to the capabilities and utility of the OOI Cabled Array. Two days of presentations and breakout groups will be followed by one day for drafting concepts and project outlines.
Expected workshop outcomes may include identification of new cabled and stand-alone instrumentation and platforms needed to address Deep Ocean Observing Strategy goals and opportunities to leverage other regional ocean observing assets (e.g., the US Integrated Ocean Observing System – Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems, Oceans Network Canada). Lessons learned from the experience of developing these assets could be discussed. This workshop will help build and expand the deep-ocean user community interested in the NE Pacific.