The annual AGU meeting provides us the opportunity to share our progress on the OOI with our colleagues and provide information about the updated deployment schedule for 2013 and 2014, we encourage attendees to bring their questions to the OOI booth and look forward to productive discussions throughout the week with prospective users.
Members of the OOI team are presenting several talks and posters at the 2012 AGU meeting that discuss the logistics of delivering data to the user community. Broadly, posters and talks will focus on the OOI cyberinfrastructure delivering data to users on the internet, software developed by the OOI Education and Public Engagement (EPE) to bring these data into the classroom, and strategies for shipboard education from the OOI Regional Scale Nodes (RSN).
The OOI EPE team, led by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and the OOI Cyberinfrastructure (CI) team, led by University of California, San Diego will be presenting information on their recent advances in utilizing technology and near-real time data for learning purposes. Presentations 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.
An additional opportunity for our colleagues to engage with the OOI is at our informal meeting to provide interested attendees an update of recent OOI activities followed by a discussion of the 2013 and 2014 deployment schedule. This informal Q&A meeting will occur from 6:00 PM -7:00 PM on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Orpheum Room at the Serrano Hotel.
The OOI deployment schedule, with important installations occurring in 2013, 2014 and early 2015, is now posted on the website. Of particular interest will be the opportunities for users to see early, pre-commissioned data from the Global deployment at Station Papa (July/August 2013), seafloor instruments at Hydrate Ridge and Axial Seamount (July/August 2013), a cross-shelf mooring line off Oregon in the Endurance Array (October 2013), and six moorings within the Pioneer Array (November 2013). Glider data will also be available from both coastal arrays and the Station Papa deployment. Additional details about these upcoming installations can be found on the OOI website - here.
As the project moves toward each of these deployments, there will be opportunities for users to participate in pre- and post-deployment discussions of functionality and data delivery. We will post advance information about these discussions before the end of the 2012.