Meetings & Conferences
WORLD OCEAN COUNCIL WORKSHOP: “SMART OCEAN/SMART INDUSTRIES”
The World Ocean Council (WOC) brings together the diverse international ocean business community to catalyze leadership and collaboration in addressing cross-cutting ocean sustainability challenges. The WOC is developing the International Ocean Science and Industry Partnership Platform (the “Platform”) as a major new initiative to facilitate ocean industry collaboration with the scientific community in collecting ocean and atmospheric data.
Unesco IOC has offered to host an initial 2-day workshop ( December 12-13, 2011, Paris) to convene industry, science and government representatives to develop: a) a shared understanding of the Platform need and opportunity, b) the initial design of the process and institutional framework and c) the roadmap and workplan for moving forward. The workshop will bring together about 30 representatives from: a) shipping, oil and gas, ferry, offshore wind, mining, fisheries, etc; b) marine technology, instrumentation, IT/communications; c) international and national oceanographic/metrological organizations; d) existing voluntary observation programs. The workshop is organized by the WOC with support from A.P Moeller-Maersk. Interested parties please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
OOI XBOX GAME TO BE DISPLAYED AT EXPLORATION STATION
The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) XBOX game will be displayed at Exploration Station, a special event that is held prior to the start of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California. Exploration Station is a program of activities organized by the various AGU sections and focus groups. Many AGU section and focus group members work for organizations with well-developed education and public outreach programs. Exploration Station is an opportunity for these organizations to bring their exhibits and hands-on activities to the meeting and interact with the public in San Francisco.
This event will be held 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4. It is free and open to the public.
During the Exploration Station event, visitors can make their way through about 20 exhibits offering a variety of easy, family friendly, hands-on activities. They will also have an opportunity to interact one-on-one with scientists, engineers, and education specialists. Exploration Station was established to take advantage of the large number of scientists and education specialists that gather in San Francisco to attend the AGU meetings. Past events have been very successful at engaging young people and their families; last year’s event attracted over 200 attendees.
The OOI XBOX game recently made the finals of the Top 10 in Interactive Video Games for the 2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. A group at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Birch Aquarium have been the developing the Deep-sea Extreme Environment Pilot (D.E.E.P.) game on the Microsoft Xbox360 platform. Development of the game was funded by the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) as part of their institutional contribution to the OOI program. The UCSD is responsible for the Cyberinfrastructure segment of OOI. The D.E.E.P. game provides an inside look into the OOI, allowing players to dive into the ocean and view how the OOI will collect data around-the-clock in ways never before possible.
For questions about the Exploration Station event, please contact Bethany Adamec, Education and Public Outreach Coordinator (email@example.com) or Pranoti Asher, Education and Public Outreach Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
OCEAN OBSERVATORIES INITIATIVE TO PARTICIPATE IN AGU FALL MEETING
The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) program will participate in the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in December with booth space (#1109) and a variety of sessions, posters and information sharing opportunities throughout the show. AGU will take place from December 5-9 in San Francisco, California.
Tim Cowles, Vice President & Director of Ocean Observing Programs at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, will provide an OOI program overview and discuss the need for sustained ocean data for decades at The Ocean Observatories Initiative: Sustained Ocean Data for Decades session, on Wednesday, December 7, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Room 3007. Presentations also will be offered by the University of Washington’s Regional Scales Nodes (RSN) team on recent work at the Axial Seamount site off the coast of Washington. The OOI Education and Public Engagement (EPE) team, led by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, also will present information on enabling near real time data use in undergraduate classrooms. Details on those sessions are as follows:
- TELEPRESENCE AND REAL-TIME DATA TRANSMISSION FROM AXIAL SEAMOUNT: IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT UTILIZING THE OOI-RSN CABLED OBSERVATORY: Monday, December 5, 8:00 a.m., Halls A-C
- ACTIVE SUBMARINE VOLCANOES AND ELECTRO-OPTICAL SENSOR NETWORKS: THE POTENTIAL OF CAPTURING AND QUANTIFYING AN ENTIRE ERUPTIVE SEQUENCE AT AXIAL SEAMOUNT, JUAN DE FUCA RIDGE: Monday, December 5, 5:45 p.m., Room 2018
- OCEAN OBSERVING AT AXIAL SEAMOUNT: DETALS OF THE CURRENT OOI-RSN DESIGN WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE APRIL 2011 ERUPTION: Monday, December 5, 8:00 a.m., Halls A-C
- THE EDUCATION AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT COMPONENT OF THE OCEAN OBSERVATORIES INITIATIVE (OOI): ENABLING NEAR REAL-TIME DATA USE IN UNDERGRADUATE CLASSROOMS: Friday, December 9, 1:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Halls A-C
GEOPRISMS MINI-WORKSHOP: INTEGRATING CRISP IODP DRILLING AND 3D SEISMIC STUDY
GeoPRISMS will host a mini-workshop during AGU 2011 on the integration of data collected by IODP Expedition 334 Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project (CRISP) onboard the JOIDES Resolution and the R/V Langseth’s Costa Rica 3D Seismic Survey Project. The workshop will consist of a review and discussion of research activities and opportunities relating to the two missions in advance of the second CRISP expedition in 2012. The mini-workshop will be held from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in the Orpheum Room of the Grand Hyatt San Francisco, California (345 Stockton Street). All Mini-Workshops are free of charge and open to all but attendance may be limited. To reserve a space, register online by November 30, 2011 at http://www.geoprisms.org/mini-workshop/crisp-2011.html.
DISCCRS VII INTERDISCIPLINARY CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Every year, the Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS – pronounced discourse) hosts a symposium for early-career climate change researchers. The next symposium will be October 13-20, 2012 at La Foret Conference and Retreat Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. During the week-long symposium, the 30 invited DISCCRS Scholars will have the opportunity to present their research, hone interdisciplinary communication and teambuilding skills, and discuss emerging research and trends. Scholars will also have the chance to talk about the societal and professional challenges involved in climate change research with each other and with established researchers invited to serve as mentors.
Applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of research scientists. The selection committee will favor applicants who plan to engage in interdisciplinary research careers in any subject relevant to the study of climate change, its impacts or its solutions. Airfare and on-site expenses are supported through grants from NSF and NASA. For Symposium application instructions, visit http://disccrs.org/application_instructions. For more information, visit http://www.oceanleadership.org/2011/disccrs-vii-interdisciplinary-climate-change-research-symposium/.
IODP PRIMER AT AGU 2011
New to the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program? Wondering how to request samples or data? Or sail on an expedition? If so, attend the “IODP Primer: An Introduction to Ocean Drilling Programs.” At this short course, program specialists will discuss the history of scientific ocean drilling, what data are available in the archives, what makes a strong application to sail, how to participate in expedition planning, and more. The course will be held the afternoon before the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California (December 4, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.). Registration is free, but space is limited. To register, please visit http://iodp-usssp.org/funding/workshops/upcoming-workshops/.
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