A workshop was held at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Dec. 7-9, 2016 in order to scope the Deep Ocean Observing Strategy Project and subsequent actions.  Below is the agenda of the meeting with hyperlinks to slides from each presentation.

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Workshop Report


Day 1: Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016

  • Welcome from the Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (M. Leinen)
  • Introduction to the Framework for Ocean Observing and Essential Ocean Variables (A. Fischer)
  • Day 1: Objectives and Introductions (L. Levin)
    • DOOS History and Motivation
    • Workshop Goals and Agenda
  • Participant Introductions
  • Deep Ocean Themes & Case Studies Part I (Moderator: P. Heimbach, Rapporteur F. DeLeo)
    • Observing and modeling climate change/deep ocean roles (B. Sloyan)
    • Ventilation and Circulation (Transient tracers) (T. Tanhua)
    • Turbulence (K. Katsumata)
  • Deep Ocean Themes & Case Studies Part II (Moderator: K. Oguri, Rapporteur F. DeLeo)
    • Biogeochemical drivers – nutrients/ oxygen/ carbon cycling (R. Wanninkhof)
    • Ecosystem consequences of changing biogeochemistry (N. LeBris)
    • Seabed mining, oil and gas, carbon sequestration (C. Smith)
    • Deep Water Fish and Fisheries (T. Koslow)
    • Biodiversity (H. Kitazato)
  • DOOS Scope – Defining Scientific Goals (Moderators: H. Ruhl &P. Heimbach, Rapporteurs Y. Eddebbar & J. Barry)
  • Plenary Discussion Questions:
    • What scientific questions can a deep-sea observing strategy contribute?
    • What synergies result from integrating programs?
    • What scientific problems will these address?
    • How should this be reflected in the Terms of Reference?
  • State of Deep Ocean Observing (Moderator: A. McCurdy)
  • Day 1 Wrap-Up (L. Levin)

Day 2: Thursday Dec. 8, 2016

  • Day 2: Objectives (L. Levin)
  • DOOS Essential Ocean Variable (EOV) Overview
    • Physical (Presenter: B. Sloyan, Moderator: N. Zilberman, Rapporteur: S. Song)
    • Biogeochemistry (Presenter: T. Tanhua, Moderator: F. Janssen, Rapporteur: R. Wanninkhof)
    • Biology and Ecosystem (Presenter: P. Miloslavich, Moderator: P. Snelgrove, Rapporteur: H. Harden-Davies)
  • Technology Developments
  • Interdisciplinary Task Team Breakout Sessions:
    • Energy Imbalance And Overturning Circulation
    • Carbon Cycling
    • Deep Pelagic Ecosystem Responses To Climate Change, Deoxygenation, Acidification And Human Activities
    • Functional Importance Of Animals And Microbes In The Deep Ocean
  • Day 2 Wrap-Up (L. Levin)

Day 3: Friday Dec. 9, 2016

  • Funding Opportunities and Data Sources – including academic, industry, & government linkages (Presenter: K. Yarincik, Moderator: K. Yarincik, Rapporteur: S. Mulsow)
  • Data Management Challenges & Opportunities (Moderator: J. Thomas, Rapporteur: J. Swift)
    • Infrastructure: Data discovery, Access, Transfer, Metadata, Archive
    • Data Accessibility, Usability, and Interoperability
    • Presentations by (W. Appletons & K. Stocks)
  • Day 3: Objectives and Input on Terms of Reference (L. Levin & A. Fischer)
    • Assess Next Steps and Deliverables
    • Consensus on Priority Issues
    • DOOS Directions: Task Team or Working Group Formation
    • Workshop Recommendations