Governance

Ocean Observatories Initiative Facilities Board

The National Science Foundation Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board (OOIFB) provides independent input and guidance regarding the management and operation of the OOI. The OOIFB serves as the prime scientific and technical conduit between the oceanographic community and NSF regarding OOI.

OOIFB Members

Science Oversight Committee

The Science Oversight Committee (SOC) provides program oversight on matters impacting science requirements, data delivery, and science user engagement. The OOI lead Principal Investigator chairs the committee.  Committee members include the principal investigators for the four Implementing Organizations (University of Washington, Oregon State University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey). The National Science Foundation, Division of Ocean Sciences Program Officers and the Chair and Administrator of the Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board serve as ex officio members.

The SOC’s charter is available here.

Committee Members

Planning Documents

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) as one of its Major Facilities, which provide infrastructure, instrumentation, and equipment for the benefit of a broad community of researchers and educators. As an NSF Major Facility, OOI prepares documents that govern its infrastructure and operations.  A collection of these planning documents is shared below.

Please note that while every attempt is made to keep these documents up-to-date, the documents accessible here may not be the final released versions.