The Ocean Observatories Initiative Facilities Board (OOIFB) will host a Town Hall during the virtual 2020 Fall AGU meeting.  The Town Hall is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EST. The community will have the opportunity to hear the latest information about the OOI facility, meet the OOIFB members, and learn about research using OOI data. The new OOI Data Explorer tool will be demonstrated, the exciting activities of OOI education programs will be featured, and early career scientist activities will be highlighted.

The Town Hall is aimed at researchers who are now using or are considering using OOI data, researchers interested in adding instrumentation to the OOI infrastructure, and educators at all levels interested in the OOI.  Lightning talks will be presented during the Town Hall, as well as at OOI’s virtual booth on Thursday 10 December from 6-7 pm.  For those interested in the Thursday presentation, join the discussion here.

Event: OOI Facility Board Town Hall
When:   Tuesday, December 8th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EST (7:00 am to 8:00 am Pacific)
Additional Details:  https://ooifb.org/meetings/2020-agu-meeting-ooifb-town-hall/ 

Town Hall Agenda

1000 Welcome, Introductions, Activity Update – Kendra Daly (USF), OOIFB Chair
1005 Updates from the National Science Foundation – Lisa Clough (NSF)
1015 Updates from the OOI Operator – John Trowbridge (WHOI)
1020 OOI Date Explorer Demo – Brian Stone (Axiom)
1025 OOI Education Data Labs Report – Janice McDonnell (Rutgers U)
1030 OOI Activities initiatives by Early Career Scientists – Sophie Clayton (ODU)
1035 Lightning Talk Presentations
1055 Questions, Answers, and Discussion
1100 End of Town Hall

Lightning Talk Presenters

Shima Abadi, University of Washington
Bill Chadwick  Oregon State University
Bill Davis, BeachNecessities.com
Rachel Eveleth, Oberlin College
Erik Fredrickson, University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Natalie Freeman, University of Colorado Boulder
Matthew Lobo, Portland State University
Aaron Mau, University of South Carolina
Chris Russoniello, West Virginia University
William Wilcock, University of Washington
Guangyu Xu, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington