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OOIFB Town Hall - December 10th (12/4/18)

May 28, 2019

Town Hall
Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board
Monday, December 10, 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

There will be an important Town Hall at the upcoming Fall AGU meeting in Washington, DC hosted by the Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board (OOIFB) of the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The OOIFB invites the community to hear the latest information about the OOI facility, meet the OOIFB members, and learn about research using OOI data.  The Town Hall will include lightning presentations where scientists will present one slide in one minute explaining how s/he has used the OOI data in their respective research.

When: Monday, December 10, 2018: 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

Where: Marriott Marquis, Room: Independence Salon E (located on the M4 level), 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Light snacks will be provided!

The OOIFB was created in 2017 to provide independent input and guidance regarding the management and operation of the NSF-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The OOIFB would like to engage the research community to learn about their thoughts and recommendations regarding the OOI.  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.

Town Hall Agenda:

  • 1815    Welcome – Larry Atkinson, Chair, OOIFB
  • 1820    Updates from the National Science Foundation
  • 1825    Meet the OOI Operator and OOI 2.0 Updates
  • 1835    Introduction of Tim Crone, Chair of OOIFB’s Data Dissemination and Cyber Infrastructure
  • 1845    Lightning Presentations
  • 1900    Questions, Answers, and Discussion
  • 1915    End of Town Hall

For information about the OOIFB, visit 

Lightning Presentations - If you would like to give a lightning presentation at the Town Hall session, there are a few slots open. Contact Larry Atkinson, Chair of the OOIFB, before December 5th (Wednesday) at <>.



Terry Quinn
Director, Division of Ocean Sciences

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