Program and Agenda

Workshops, Town Halls, Talks and Panels

Sorted by date and time.

Bering Sea Project - Open Science Meeting

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014   Time: 7:00:00 AM
Location: 301 AB

An Open Science Meeting to (1) communicate results of the 2007-2013 Bering Sea Project, and (2) engage the community working in related disciplines and regions. This BSP-OSM will welcome topics within the broad scope of the Bering Sea Project-- to "understand the impacts of climate change and dynamic sea ice cover on the eastern Bering Sea ecosystem"— as well as related work from disciplines not included in the program, other research programs, and other subarctic regions.

2YC Oceanography Teaching Resources and Practices

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014   Time: 8:00:00 AM
Location: 316 C

This workshop will explore successful models for teaching oceanography to non-majors and majors at community colleges. Organizers will focus on validated and effective practices, including but not limited to using on-line data, the role of visualizations and in-class demos, interactive activities, active learning, and engaging students in research. The workshop will also include a discussion of student learning outcomes. Participants will be given an opportunity to share resources.

Ecology of Infectious Marine Disease RCN Workshop

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014   Time: 8:00:00 AM
Location: 317 AB

The Ecology of Infectious Marine Disease RCN is a highly interdisciplinary project that seeks solutions to sustaining ocean health under the pressure of climate change and other anthropogenic threats. This RCN will also integrate social and economic dimensions of these issues by evaluating perceptions of human risk from marine disease and climate change and enumerating the economic impact on fisheries. We would like to hold our yearly workshop at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting.

Effective Communication and Team-Building Workshop

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014   Time: 8:00:00 AM
Location: 319 AB

A committee of graduate students, postdocs, and staff is organizing a workshop for the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) members and alumni. Participants will work together to develop interpersonal skills, address impacts of bias on communication, and hone strategies for professional conflict mediation.

Science Education for Early Career Scientists

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014   Time: 8:00:00 AM
Location: 318 AB

The GEARS Workshop: The Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) facilitates partnerships between scientists and education professionals to work toward the improvement of public ocean science literacy. Join us for hands-on demonstrations and discussions on the following skills, which we’ve organized into four, interconnected gears:#1: Deconstruct Your Science, #2: Understand How People Learn, #3: Build Effective Communication Techniques, #4: Broaden the Reach of Your Science.

TRACERS Data Workshop (Invitation Only)

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014   Time: 9:00:00 AM
Location: 316 B

This is a closed meeting of scientists involved in the Ross Sea project entitled "TRACERS", conducted in early 2013 on the RVIB Nathanial B. Palmer.

Linking Social-Ecological Science in Ocean Policy

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014   Time: 1:00:00 PM
Location: 313 B

This workshop will provide a forum to explore how social-ecological thinking can inform five critical policy areas: coral reef conservation, marine protected areas, community-based fisheries management, endangered species management, and monitoring/ocean observing. We aim to assess how better integration of social and natural sciences can inform science-based management, in a workshop format. It is expected that these discussions will advise the development of a paper submitted for publication.

Sloan Research Fellowships in Ocean Sciences

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014   Time: 2:00:00 PM
Location: 313 A

In 2014, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will award $50,000 fellowships to eight early-career scientists in Ocean Sciences. These Fellows represent our next generation of top scholars in ocean science. SRF selection committee members Drs. Mitchell Sogin and Barbara Block will provide information about prior awardees and the nomination process. They will also inform the ocean sciences community about this important and prestigious new program and address questions about eligibility.

The Connection Storymaking Presentation

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014   Time: 2:00:00 PM
Location: 313 C

Around 2008, fellow ocean scientist, Jon Sharp, declared “‘we as an environmental sciences community are doing a lousy job at communicating with the public”. So, he went to Hollywood for help. Randy Olson, a scientist turned filmmaker, has been working with our community since, and in the past few years has developed a storymaking team. Initially, they worked with those of you making short videos to explain your science to lay audiences. They recently expanded with their workshop called Connection Storymaking. We hosted the workshop at last year’s ASLO winter meeting. They have also conducted it for the Center of Disease Control, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife, and other organizations. We would now like to bring some of the same advice to a larger audience with the The Connection Storymaking presentation at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting. Randy Olson and Brian Palermo (Hollywood actor and acting instructor) will present narrative and improv in a series of short talks, exercises and games. So if you are in Honolulu on Sunday, come learn about the Connection Storymaking.

Writing skills, Science Communication and ClimateSnack

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 317 AB

Organized By: Mathew Stiller-Reeve

We have to write well to communicate our science and engage with our target audience. Besides some natural talents, most of us have to learn technique and improve our skills as we go. Our panel will share their stories and views on how they developed as writers and how important writing is for science communication. We will then introduce a new community-based approach called ClimateSnack. ClimateSnack shows that if we want to hone our writing skills, doing it together beats going it alone. http://climatesnack.com/ocean-sciences/ Lunch boxes will be provided to the first 75 participants

Snap it up!

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 304 AB

You have only 15 minutes to present your data -- it's a challenge. But in the world of Hollywood, where they know how to tell entire stories in 5 seconds (literally) that amount of time is an eternity. Randy Olson is a former scientist who knew the science talk format well before moving to Hollywood and becoming a filmmaker. Prior to the meeting, he has worked with one your colleagues (Jennifer Cherrier of Florida A&M university) who shared early drafts of her oral presentation to be given at this meeting. They have worked with feedbacks for revisions so that the presentation to be given at the meeting reflects Randy’s input. At this workshop, Randy and Jennifer will discuss the original draft and reasons for suggested revisions. Please join us for this interesting example of how to make more effective presentations for multi-disciplinary audiences in your 15-minutes of fame.

NSF Town Hall

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 314

A town hall to update the community on recent news from the National Science Foundation.

International Quality Controlled Ocean Database

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 301 AB

Attendees of the recent IQUOD workshop will lead a discussion of the need for a definitive set of uniformly quality controlled ocean profile data.

GEARS Workshop - DECONSTRUCT: Deconstruct your Research and Share your Pathway to Science!

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 318 AB

Deconstruct your science. In this workshop you will learn and apply concept mapping skills to help you: 1) visually represent your science in a "bigger picture" context, 2) simplify your research goals and communicate them to others, and 3) share your pathway to becoming a scientist. Concept mapping will help you in writing collaborative proposals, improving your presentations, and focusing your science on questions of societal significance. Lunch will be provided to the first 50 participants.

Discussion on Coupled Air/Sea Satellite Mission

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 312

Community input is sought for science objectives of a satellite mission focused on air/sea coupling (surface winds, SSTs, boundary-layer interaction, and cloud coupling). Key proposed features of the proposed mission high resolution surface vector winds from a dual frequency scatterometer (10km at Ku-band and 5km at Ka-band with traditional processing techniques) and an AMSR2-like radiometer with additional channels sensitive to ice. Discussion will follow a presentation.

Coordinating Complex Bio-manipulation Studies

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 316 C

This meeting will capitalize on the wide attendance of OSM2014 of scientists interested in studying the effects complex environmental change on ocean biota using environmental manipulation experiments. We currently have a SCOR proposal on this topic pending and wish to have a preliminary meeting of the investigators named in this proposal, and others (attending OSM2014) who would like to contribute to this discussion.

ASLO Home Videos

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 312

The ASLO Image Library will be expanding its capacity by accepting videos in addition to still images. With over 40 million views of its images, the ASLO image library serves as a unique resource for educators and scientists worldwide. At this town hall, come grab a drink and some popcorn and view 10 second to 5 minute videos and provide feedback on what videos should be included in the ASLO image library. If you know of a video that you would like to show, please send it to bob.chen@umb.edu.

Data at your Fingertips: NSF's EarthCube and the Ocean Sciences

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 313 A

EarthCube is a direct and proactive federal funding agency response to the data deluge that is on the increase due to technological advances from the sensor to the user in all of the geosciences in general, and marine sciences in particular. The challenge facing geosciences has become how to discover, integrate, and analyze existing discipline-specific data, large or small, in order to advance necessary interdisciplinary research. Current EarthCube activities are working towards integrate these rapidly growing data streams and technologies into an open,adaptable, sustainable framework for data-intensive, multi-disciplinary geoscience research compatible with high-performance computing, large and small data sets, scalable software, and modeling.

Improving Our Understanding of Open-ocean Hypoxia

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 318 AB

The inability of today's climate models to simulate hypoxia motivates a joint study of the physics and biogeochemistry of the oxygen minimum zone. Potential participants are invited to provide input for a scoping study to be presented to funding agencies.

Dual Careers: Challenges and Opportunities

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 314

Many scientists are in a dual-career relationship. The opportunities and challenges this presents will be highlighted at this town hall sponsored by MPOWIR (Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention). Dr. Kelly Ward, an expert in gender equality will discuss statistics on dual career couples and her research on managing two careers. A panel of oceanographic community members will share their strategies and experiences in finding opportunity, hiring and balancing two careers and respond to questions from participants. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Ocean Science Development of Ocean University of China

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 313 C

Ocean University of China (OUC) will celebrate its 90th anniversary in October 2014. This town hall will introduce the history of OUC, its recent achievements in ocean science research and education, as well as its blueprint for ongoing and future development. The meeting will also highlight OUC’s plan for international collaborations and recruiting talented scientists in ocean science and technology, and will serve as a reunion event for overseas alumni.

Optimizing Data Return From the OOI

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 313 B

Join an open forum town hall discussion on optimizing data from the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). Discussion topics will include sensor calibration procedures, sensor cross-calibration, data management approaches, and incremental approaches for data quality as we enter the operational phase of the project. A panel of program experts will use examples of OOI data returned from initial deployments to illustrate data opportunities as well as data issues to address.

The Center for Ocean Solutions Networking

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 315

This is a small gathering and networking opportunity for OSM participants from the Center for Ocean Solutions in Monterrey, California graduate program.

National Geographic Marine Debris Art Expedition

Date: Monday, February 24, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 316 A

Gyre: Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean: In this 20-minute video, National Geographic journeys along the remote Alaskan coast in search of—garbage. A team of scientists and artists investigates the buildup of marine debris washing out of the great gyres in the Pacific Ocean. The artists created art from marine debris. The artworks have been assembled into a traveling exhibit which debuted earlier this month at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art.

Sail with Norseman Maritime

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 316 A

Norseman Maritime, based in Seattle, operates two state-of-the-art research vessels, the R/V Norseman (108 ft) and the R/V Norseman II (115 ft). An internationally recognized oceanographer calls Norseman "the gold standard" in medium-size research ship operations. Enjoy a short presentation followed by Q&A with Norseman General Manager and Captain, Bart Campbell, and Bosun's Mate, Scotty Hameister.

Learn About Funding to Support Undergrad Education

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 316 B

This session provides current information about the NSF-Division of Undergraduate Education programs, with special attention to the program(s) replacing the TUES (Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM) program. The TUES program supported a wide-range of activities aimed at improving the undergraduate geography and geoscience curriculum for majors and non-majors. The session is open to anyone that is involved in teaching undergraduates and faculty from 2YC are encouraged to attend.

Doing Good with Your Science: Get Involved!

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 311

Community-inspired science is the idea that communities are more likely to use science they've asked for and helped develop. Learn about competing demands for community resources and why communities might not trust scientific experts. Join a discussion on putting your skills and knowledge to work to help your community embrace and use science. You’ll leave with an action plan to develop relationships with people in your community, and a network of other scientists going through the same process.

National Oceanographic Data Center Town Hall

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 304 AB

This Town Hall is for both current & future users of NODC data products & services. We will provide an update to the Ocean and Coastal Community on recent enhancements and new products at NOAA's National Oceanographic Data Center. We hope to interact with the audience and gather feedback. NODC manages the world's largest collection of freely available oceanographic data and provides end-to-end services for satellite, in situ, model, video, and other types of ocean data and information.

GEARS Workshop - DECONSTRUCT: Telling Stories about your Science

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 318 AB

Stories are our currency of communication and memory. You will learn how to frame your science using storytelling techniques. You will learn how to use stories to engage your audience and help them understand your science. You will hear some examples, and get to try it yourself. Ari Daniel is a freelance radio and multimedia reporter. His work has appeared on public radio outlets including The World, Radiolab, and All Things Considered. Lunch is provided to the first 50 participants.

GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 319 AB

The GEOTRACES program will publicly release its first data product. The nature of the data to be made available, the data policy, and the procedure to access the data will be described. GEOTRACES (www.geotraces.org) is an international study of the marine biogeochemical cycles of trace elements and their isotopes. 618 stations (49 cruises) have been sampled resulting in 800 data sets. A question and answer session will follow a presentation of selected results and new data visualization tools.

Framework for Ocean Observing - Implementation

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 317 AB

Based on an agreement achieved at the OceanObs’09 Conference a Framework for Ocean Observing (FOO) was developed and published in 2012. The FOO organizes the observing system around the societal requirements driving observations, which output data that then feed back to societal benefit, the source of the requirements. This event will provide an update on developments within 3 Panels of the FOO, and focus on the Panel for Biogeochemistry and Essential Ocean Variables that are proposed.

Mariana Trench Marine National Monument-Vents Unit

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 318 AB

A townhall to provide an open forum to discuss research needs for the Vents Unit of the Marinas Trench Marine National Monument (MTMNM).

Marine Ecosystem Model Intercomparison Project

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 313 A

Marine Ecosystem Model Intercomparison Project (MAREMIP) is a project contributing to AIMES/IGBP, with members participating from the world. While MAREMIP's science & SSC meetings are usually held annually, science achievements will be presented in OSM2014 under the session 108 "Synthesis and modeling of global-scale marine planktonic ecosystems and plankton functional types". We would like to hold SSC & project management meetings.

New CLIVAR Research Foci on Oceans and Climate

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 312

Come share your ideas with the CLIVAR community. CLIVAR is the WCRP project on Oceans and Climate: Variability, Predictability and Change. Change is in the air within both US and international CLIVAR. Both have new structures and redefined science foci and strategies for wider community involvement (www.clivar.org, www.usclivar.org). We are looking to host a lively discussion, focusing on how you can get involved and contribute to CLIVAR. L.Goddard, D.Stammer, M.Visbeck, R.Weller.

NOPP Excellence in Partnering Award Presentation

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 311

Present award to winning PI, co-PIs.

NRC Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences Town Hall

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 319 AB

The National Research Council is undertaking a Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences for NSF, which will review the current state of knowledge, identify compelling scientific questions for the next decade, analyze infrastructure needed to address these questions vs. the current NSF portfolio, and identify opportunities to maximize value of NSF investments. The Town Hall will engage the community on its views for ocean research in the next decade.

Philanthropic Investment in Ocean Research

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 313 C

Over recent years philanthropic support for ocean research has significantly increased in tandem with emerging global threats and reduced public funding - however, much remains to be learned towards improving ocean health. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation is pleased to present the winning concept of the Foundation’s “Ocean Challenge: Mitigating Acidification Impacts", followed by a panel discussion of broad philanthropic interests, priorities and funding opportunities. Refreshments provided.

Successes in Broadening Participation

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 313 B

IBP will host a reception for faculty members interested in sharing and gaining insights into successful broadening participation strategies. This informally structured event will feature established faculty practitioners who will speak about what has and has not been successful for them, and will facilitate sharing and dialogue among all participants. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Please stop by the IBP booth in the exhibit hall for details.

Turbulence Measurements with Doppler Instrumentation

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 301 AB

Doppler instruments are used to measure turbulence in a variety of environments. We will be featuring speakers from diverse research areas which demonstrate the use of acoustic Doppler instrumentation to effectively measure turbulence. Talks will focus on technical principles and canonical measurement situations. Researchers and students from all areas are encouraged to attend. The primary goal is to encourage interaction between various fields measuring turbulence with Doppler instrumentation.

Ocean Science Clean Up SCUBA Dive

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 10:00:00 AM
Location: Offsite

A local non-profit group, Trees to Seas, is willing to organize a clean-up dive for ASLO participants.The only thing ASLO participants would have to pay for is their equipment rental (just $30). The dive will be held at Magic Island Ala Moana Park, 1/4 mile from the convention center. There will be two certified SCUBA Instructors to lead the clean up dive and all gear will be provided. If you are interested, please contact christine.oconnell@stonybrook.edu

Positive Factors that Impact Success in STEM

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 313 C

Explore the positive factors that reduce barriers to participation and enable individuals to succeed and persist in STEM fields and careers. Learn how to implement strategies and practices that broaden participation and support diversity in your programs or work, personal, and/or academic environments. Food for this luncheon workshop will be provided to the first 50 participants. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) and the COSEE - Ocean Systems.

Using Ocean Observatories in the NE Pacific to Advance Science

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 314

Join a town hall discussion on how you can advance your specific scientific needs and research by utilizing data currently streaming from the Ocean Networks Canada ocean observatory and in the future when the Ocean Observatories Initiative become operational in 2015. Program experts from both organizations will provide data demonstrations and be available to take your questions during this town hall.

Outreach Through Social Media

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 311

Do you use social media? (Yes you do.) Want to learn more about effective ways to communicate about science and your research with the public? (Yes you do!) This workshop is designed to teach you successful strategies for communicating science to the general public through social media, blogging, and traditional methods.

Eddy Correlation Measurement

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 315

Hosted by Rockland Scientific, the 4th Eddy Correlation Measurement (ECM) Workshop builds on the instrumentation workshops held at previous AGU Ocean Science and ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meetings. The keynote presentation from Dr. Clare Reimers (Oregon State University) will cover the history of the eddy correlation technique from the first proof of concept (Berg et. al. 2003) to the proliferation of the technique for underwater flux measurements. The discussion will conclude with the current state of the technique and contemporary research and applications.

GEARS Workshop - LEARN: What's the relationship between understanding the science of climate change and making conservation based decisions?

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 319 AB

How deeply do people need to understand the science of climate change before they are activated to do something about it? We address this question by discussing how people learn and how we make decisions, and considering how a deeper understanding of the human mind is helpful for communicating science. This interactive workshop will explore the relationship between understanding and conservation-based decision-making, around climate change. Lunch is provided to the first 50 participants.

Decadal Hydrographic Survey

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 313 B

Currently undertaking the decadal (2012 -2023) hydrographic survey. This town hall meeting, sponsored by GO-SHIP and IOCCP, will provide a community update on the status of the current decadal survey, and, seek feedback from the community regarding (1) the current plans, (2) data availability and suggestions for improvements to data access, (3) connections and contributions to related large-scale ocean projects, and (4) emerging issues that the global survey should consider.

Discover and Utilize Ocean Data from PO.DAAC

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 313 A

The Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) is the archive, distribution, and user/science services center for NASA's satellite oceanographic data. We will provide an overview of PO.DAAC’s expansive data holdings and showcase its rich set of search, visualization and sub setting capabilities through a series of live demonstrations of the PO.DAAC portal, web interfaces, and web services. PO.DAAC scientists and developers will be on hand to answer related questions.

Collaborating with Schmidt Ocean Institute & MSTF

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 304 AB

This workshop is an information sharing session about Schmidt Ocean Institute and the Marine Science & Technology Foundation. Schmidt Ocean Institute owns & operates R/V Falkor for oceanographic research and selects projects conducted onboard via a competitive process. The Marine Science & Technology Foundation supports R&D of innovative ocean technology projects that transform observations, exploration, and information sharing. Future opportunities & organizational priorities and goals will be shared.

Beyond the Redfield Ratio

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 301 AB

This event is open to all those interested in advancing our understanding of C:N:P ratios in oceanography. We seek to explore interest in a follow-up workshop for our ASLO special session and to gather ideas about possibilities for developing programmatic research concepts related to oceanography beyond Redfield.

Echoview Workshop

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 317 AB

Echoview is the industry-standard scientific software for processing data from echosounders and sonars. In this workshop we’ll showcase Echoview's latest features, including bottom classification, depth compensation, multibeam background removal and more, and then open up the floor for questions. Whether beginner or seasoned veteran, these workshops are a great way to engage directly with the Echoview team, meet fellow acousticians, and play an active role in the global hydroacoustics family.

Effective Practices for Communicating Ocean Acidification (OA)

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 312

The field of ocean acidification (OA) research is rapidly expanding. Many educators, communicators and scientists are working together to effectively communicate ocean acidification science, raising awareness of our ocean’s changing ocean chemistry and understanding of the impacts of this change. Current projects & opportunities to join ongoing efforts will be presented. Please come prepared to discuss stories that are emerging from recent scientific findings and community responses to OA.

Facilitating Classroom Innovation

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 313 C

Information on NSF-DUE programs, with attention to program(s) replacing TUES. TUES supported activities aimed at improving undergraduate geoscience curriculum for majors and non-majors. A new solicitation should be available early 2014 and new program likely will support activities aimed at department/institutional change, expanding evidence-based practices, building communities of adopters of effective practices, and faculty development. Session will provide resources for preparing proposals.

MISST for IOOS

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 313 B

The Multi-sensor Improved Sea-Surface Temperature (MISST) for IOOS project objectives are to (1) improve and continue generation of satellite SST data and SST analyses in the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Data Specification GDS format - (2) distribute and archive these data - and (3) use this improved SST data in applications targeted for the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). This workshop will be used to coordinate research and activities for this project.

Fellowships and Grant Writing for Graduate Students

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 313 A

Thinking of applying for a graduate fellowship or research grant? Don't know where to start, or how to be successful? Or do you not know much about them and want to know more? This workshop will provide valuable information about the what, why, and how of graduate fellowships and grant applications, including tips to help students strengthen applications for study and research, as well as evaluation of examples of good and bad proposals.

Leading the discussion during the workshop will be Mike Sieracki (NSF Program Director, Biological Oceanography) , Gisele Muller-Parker (NSF Program Director, Graduate Research Fellowship Program), Lisa Rom (NSF Program Director, Ocean Education), and Paula Bontempi (NASA Program Officer, Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry).

Materials and information available at the workshop:

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (PDF)
NASA Grants (PDF)
Post Doctoral and Research Initiation Grants (PDF)
The Proposal Review Process (PDF)
Flow Cam Grant Opportunity (PDF)

US IOOS HF Radar Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 316 A

Opportunity to discuss IOOS HF radar funding, operations and procedures. Also, much of the meeting will be devoted to presentations on technical aspects of HF radar rather than applications.

The Use of Profiling Floats Integrated with Bio-geochemical Sensors to Reveal Upper Ocean Processes

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 315

The combination of bio-geochemical sensors integrated into ARGO like profiling floats offers a powerful new tool for the investigation of bio-geochemical processes in the upper ocean. This workshop is a discussion of sensors that are available for this platform with a focus on data handling and visualization techniques. We will present examples of carbon flux and upper ocean mixing from floats operating off Hawaii and in the Mediterranean and Labrador Seas.

SISS Working Group Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 325 A

At the SMOS-Aquarius science workshop, the Satellite & In Situ Salinity (SISS) Working Group (WG) was established. A large part of the participants to this WG will attend the 'Ocean Salinity and Water Cycle Variability and Change' session organized at the Ocean science meeting so we'd like to convene a SISS WG meeting in the evening of this session. The major goal of this WG is to improve our understanding of the link between satellite remotely sensed salinity and in situ sea surface salinity.

Perspectives on Particle Flux

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 314

Technological developments such as optical sensors and sediment traps have enabled quantification of particle formation and attenuation. Still, little is known about the processes determining depth-specific spatial and temporal variability in particle aggregation, decomposition, consumption, remineralization, and sinking speed. With this knowledge, we will have an enhanced ability to create predictive models. This workshop aims to share experiences and initiate discussions for future directions.

NOAA’s Efforts on Marine Microbes Sciences

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 316 B

Exploration and Research (OER) convened a community of expert workshop dealing with marine microbe science and the role that NOAA should play in the genomic revolution. As a result, a NOAA-wide Marine Microbes Working Group was created and it is led by scientists from the Office of Oceanic and atmospheric Research/Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) and the National Marine Fisheries Service /Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC). The goals of this working group is to, keep abreast of science development and exchange ideas,  inventory NOAA’s capabilities and assets, identify gaps, and work towards a collaborative effort to support NOAA’s mission and goals. The town hall will be an opportunity to highlight NOAA’s activities and to discuss ways to move forward in a strategic way with our colleagues in the marine microbe community external to NOAA

North Atlantic Observing System

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 311

Building upon the UK-US RAPID-MOCHA-WBTS array deployed since 2004, the addition of several programs will create a basin-wide observing system focused primarily, but not exclusively, on the meridional overturning circulation and the ocean’s uptake and transport of heat, freshwater, oxygen and carbon. These programs include US/UK/Germany/Netherlands/Canada OSNAP, Canadian VITALS and European NACLIM. Information on the individual and collective goals of these programs will be discussed.

New Instrument for Rapid Multispectral Absorbance

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 310

This session highlights a key new development in optical instrumentation and data analysis technology explaining its potential for advances in a wide range of marine science and general purpose applications. The basic instrument design and operation will be presented followed by an explanation with illustrative examples of the most commonly applied and popular multivariate analysis technique, known as Parallel Factor Analysis (PARAFAC), focusing on quantitative continuous monitoring.

SCOR Working Group 139

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 311

The SCOR WG 139's focus is on organic ligands as a key control on trace metal biogeochemistry in the ocean. This lunch time meeting is aiming at members of the scientific community interested in hearing what this SCOR working group has achieved in the first half of its 4-year term. It will also give the opportunity to become involved in actions planned for the coming 2 years, such as intercalibration cruises, publications and a ligand database.

Towards Harmonization of Oceanic Nutrient Data

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 312

A major challenge for the monitoring of planet Earth will be the accurate observation of variability and trends to both the full ocean water column in particular with respect to carbon and dissolved nutrients. In this workshop, we particularly would like input on how to establish mechanisms to harmonize the quality of oceanic nutrient data, in order to detect and quantify trends in nutrient levels which might affect the supply of nutrients to the upper ocean.

GEARS Workshop - BUILD & BROADEN: The Broader Impact Wizard, Step-by-step instructions on how to write Criterion II

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 318 AB

Scientists are increasingly being asked to communicate the “broader impacts” of their work. We will explore a suite of new online resources for scientists aimed at helping you develop a BI statement that will satisfy NSF Criterion II and fulfill your interest in communicating your science. Learn about the important points to include in your BI statement and tips on selecting potential audiences, identifying appropriate collaborators, and developing activities that achieve broader impacts.

Humorous Science: a Comical Look at Ourselves

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 301 AB

This session explores the humor in science, presenting a lighter side of ourselves and our research to our colleagues. We solicit 15-minute satirical presentations exposing the humorous underbelly of our field in the vein of "The Onion," the "Annals of Improbable Research," or "The Far Side" cartoons. Please, no talks that are vindictive or personal. Please submit a 200 word abstract to Jules (jjaffe@ucsd.edu) and Peter (pfranks@ucsd.edu) to be considered for a presentation.

EXPORTS Planning Town Hall

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 313 C

We will discuss plans for a NASA field campaign, EXport Processes in the Ocean from RemoTe Sensing (EXPORTS). The goal of EXPORTS is to quantify the strength and efficiency of the ocean’s biological pump from satellite and autonomous observations. The draft science and implementation plan for EXPORTS will be discussed and community inputs will be considering in the final plan submitted to NASA. If accepted, all aspects of the program will be competed. This is a great chance to get involved!!

A Forum on Traditional Marine Resource Management

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 313 A

This science cafe convenes a panel of academics, resource managers, fishers, and cultural practitioners to explore traditional marine resource management in the Pacific. This event is hosted by Hawaiian Islands Science, a Native Hawaiian graduate student initiative promoting dialogue between Hawaiians and the scientific community. This is part of a series of cafes addressing issues at the intersection of science and community, conducted in the spirit of a'o aku, a'o mai (to teach and be taught).

Horizon 2020: Accelerating EU-U.S. Marine Research & Transatlantic Cooperation

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 311

With a $95 Billion budget, Horizon 2020 is the EU’s NEW 2014-2020 funding program for research and innovation. Building on the success of transatlantic cooperation in prior funding programs, it is FULLY OPEN to international participation.

The Future of Ocean Science Education—Hosted by COSEE

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 318 AB

This Town Hall will introduce the evolution of COSEE from the NSF-Funded National Centers of Ocean Science Education Excellence to the independent Consortium for Ocean Science Exploration and Engagement (COSEE). A panel of ocean science and education professionals will begin the discussion which will focus on future opportunities and directions for national and international ocean science education. Consortium representatives will describe the new organization and its mission and objectives.

Satellite PFT Algorithm Intercomparison Meeting

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 319 AB

Satellite Phytoplankton Algorithm Intercomparison Project is a program endosed by International Ocean Colour Corrdinating Groups (IOCCG). The project compares several satellite algorithms to detect and quantify Phytoplankton Functional Types (PFTs). We would like to hold an annual meeting to discuss project management with Steering Committee meeting.

Planet Ocean

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014   Time: 6:30:00 PM
Location: 313 B

Screening of the Planet Ocean 90' movie co-produced by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Tara Expeditions and Omega.

Coaching Science: How to Improve Your Teaching

Date: Friday, February 28, 2014   Time: 12:45:00 PM
Location: 318 AB

In order to build new knowledge in a diversity of learner, scientists need to understand how people learn. Millions of kids learn to play youth sports, and some simple but powerful coaching techniques can be applied to your teaching of science. Do science. Practice science. Have fun. Allow students to make mistakes and learn from each other. Adopt a slanty line for assessment of learning gains. This workshop will explore the similarities between teaching science and coaching sports.

Schedule subject to change.