OOI Booth Schedule

The Ocean Observatories Initiative has a full plate of activities at its virtual AGU booth during AGU’s exhibit hall hours. Registration is required for the 11 am-noon time slots, indicated below.  Please join us for all other activities, by simply clicking here:

Monday 7 December

  • 11 am-noon Eastern: Learn how to use the new Date Explorer: Register here.

Brian Stone of Axiom Data Science will demonstrate the many features of the OOI’s new data discovery tool, Data Explorer.

  • 1-1:30 pm Eastern: Ask an expert about specific data questions  

OOI Data Team members Chris Wingard with the Coastal Endurance Array and Wendi Ruef with the Regional Cabled Array will be available to answer any and all questions.

  • 6-7 pm Eastern: Curious about how OOI collects and delivers data?

Join Derek Buffitt, program manager for the Coastal and Global Scale Nodes (CGSN), for a virtual lab tour of the CGSN Facility at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Tuesday 8 December

  • 11 am-noon Eastern: Announcement forthcoming
  • 1-1:30 pm Eastern: Ask an expert about using OOI data in the classroom                                    .

Sage Lichtenwaler from the OOI Ocean Data Labs has helped hundreds of professors seamlessly integrate OOI into undergraduate classrooms. He will be on hand to answer your question on how to use OOI data in your course instruction.

  • 6-7 pm Eastern: Curious about how OOI collects and delivers data?

Join Jonathan Fram, program manager for the Coastal Endurance Array (EA), for a virtual lab tour of the EA Facility at Oregon State University.

Wednesday 9 December

  • 11 am-noon Eastern: Hear from scientists who are using OOI data to advance their research: Register here.

Kendra Daly, chair of the Ocean Observatories Initiative Facilities Board, will provide a quick look at what’s new in the OOI’s latest science plan.

Glen Gawarkiewicz, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will share what is now known about the shelf break exchange process.

Andrew Leising, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will review what we have learned about marine heatwaves.

Douglas S. Luther, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, will discuss internal tide impacts of ocean circulation.

Wu-Jung Lee, University of Washington, will review how echosounder data are accelerating marine ecological research. (To be confirmed).

  • 1-1:30 pm Eastern: Ask an expert about opportunities to participate in OOI 

OOI Principal Investigator John Trowbridge and Co-Principal Investigator and lead of OOI’s Regional Cabled Array Deborah Kelley will be on hand to answer any and all questions about how to get involved in the OOI.

  • 6-7 pm Eastern: Live Lightning Talks

Eleven presenters will share the latest research investigations using OOI data, as well as examples of how OOI data are being integrated into classroom instruction.

Thursday 10 December

  • 11 am-noon Eastern: Participate in a data challenge: Register here.  

Two members of OOI’s data team, Mike Vardaro, RCA and University of Washington, and Andrew Reed, CGSN and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will lead participants through a series of three data challenges to demonstrate the capabilities of the Data Explorer.

  • 1-1:30 pm Eastern: Ask an expert about opportunities OOI’s mobile assets

Coastal and Global Scale Node Team members Al Plueddemann or Peter Brickley and Coastal Endurance Lead Edward Dever will answer questions about OOI’s mobile assets, everything from why we use them to what we are learning from them.

  •  6-7 pm Eastern: Curious about how OOI collects and delivers data?

Join Brian Ittig or Dana Manalang of the Regional Cabled Array Team (RCA) for a virtual lab tour of the RCA Facility at the University of Washington.

Friday 11 December

  • 11 am-noon Eastern: Learn how to create data views using the new Date Explorer: Register here

OOI Data Team and Coastal Endurance team member Craig Risien will guide us through the steps of creating a data view using Coastal Endurance array data to demonstrate this feature of OOI’s new data discovery tool, Data Explorer.

  • 1-1:30 pm Eastern: Ask an expert about what scientists are learning using OOI data

Join William Wilcock, University of Washington, and Hilary Palvesky, Boston College, to hear what they have learned using OOI data and how you might do the same.

  • 6-7 pm Eastern: Early Career Scientists’ Happy Hour

Close down the OOI virtual booth by joining your friends and colleagues at a virtual hour. This is an opportunity to network, reconnect with friends and colleagues, and raise a glass together.

All activities other than the 11 am time slots can be accessed here. Look forward to seeing you soon!