Application open for OOI BGC Sensor Working Group

Applications open: Participate in online working group to develop guidelines and best practices for using OOI biogeochemical sensor data

We would like to thank everyone who responded to our survey last fall on the planned OOI Biogeochemical Sensor workshop. The feedback we received from the community was incredibly helpful and we have used it to guide our next steps in the process of planning and organizing this activity. The goals of this activity are to: 

(1) broaden the use of OOI biogeochemical sensor data, and

(2) increase community capacity to produce analysis-ready data products and use them in new and ongoing research projects.

Given the continuing disruption to in-person meetings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to initiate a set of the planned workshop activities online. We will follow this up with an in-person workshop in conjunction with the OCB meeting at WHOI in June 2022. 

In late spring 2021, we will convene a working group to develop a set of guidelines and best practices for using OOI biogeochemical sensor data, with participation across online synchronous and asynchronous activities. These guidelines will be published as a white paper for distribution to the broader community.

More detailed information about planned working group activities and the application form to participate in the working group are now available here. Apply by Friday April 2.

Our intention is to create a working group that is inclusive of participants from all backgrounds and a range of career stages. We recognize that everyone’s schedules and availability have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that scheduling may be especially challenging for those with dependent care responsibilities and those in early career stages. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of all accepted applicants.

For those who are interested in this activity and its outcomes but who are not able to commit the time to participate in this working group, we will continue to provide updates to the full community about working group progress and products, including at the in-person workshop and associated OCB meeting in summer 2022.

Organizing Committee:

Hilary Palevsky (

Sophie Clayton (

Heather Benway (