Dear Deep Ocean Colleagues,

Join DOOS Scientists for a town hall discussion at the upcoming AGU Meeting 11-15 December in New Orleans, LA. We look forward to connecting to fellow scientists in the deep ocean observing community and discussing how we can better form and coordinate a global deep ocean observing effort.

Town hall ID: TH43D
Date and Time: Thursday, 14 December 2017: 12:30-13:30
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room: 225-227

The Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS), a subgroup of the IOC/UNESCO Global Ocean Observing System, is an international, interdisciplinary, community-based group focused on developing a roadmap that will lead to an improved understanding of the state of the deep ocean with respect to baseline conditions, contributions to climate variability and response to human disturbances. DOOS seeks approaches to address key scientific questions and societal needs, the design and evaluation of observing systems, pilot projects, process studies, technological developments, and open data management. The seabed, oceanic crust, and underlying mantle are recognized as an important boundary condition for the ocean above, but are not well represented in the international ocean observing programs.

This Town Hall seeks input from researchers, intergovernmental entities, industry experts, and policy scholars as DOOS begins to prepare a Science and Implementation Guide. We will present an overview of the DOOS program and its current priorities along with a short summary of disciplinary objectives within DOOS. We then invite discussion on evaluation and integration of observing systems, coordination of pilot projects and process studies, and other deep-sea community observing needs. We are particularly interested in identifying opportunities for greater Earth science community participation in DOOS activities.