WK01 Oceanography of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Date and Time: 2/25/2022, 3:00PM to 6:00PM
Location: Room 03

Working Group I (WGI) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assesses the physical science of climate change. The sixth and most recent WGI assessment report was approved in August, 2021. The oceans play critical roles in many aspects of climate change, and includes a chapter focusing on oceanographic processes (Ocean, Cryosphere, and Sea Level Change), as well as chapters providing global and regional aspects of ocean observations and projections of change. This tutorial by the two oceanographers who served as Coordinating Lead Authors of the Ocean, Cryosphere, and Sea Level Change chapter, with input from the other IPCC oceanographers present at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, will be an introduction to the IPCC process, how oceanographers can access the data collected for the sixth assessment report, the new interactive Atlas, and summarize the oceanographic innovations assessed in the new report. This tutorial is intended for early career scientists and others who have not participated in the IPCC before, and seeks to build a community understanding of how one can participate most effectively as a scientist, reviewer, and author.

Lead Organizer: Baylor Fox-Kemper, Brown University,

WK02 Vital Interpersonal Communication Skills

Date and Time: 2/25/2022, 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Location: Room 08

To communicate effectively, speakers must connect with their audiences and that interpersonal rapport facilitates the better assimilation of their content. But scientists often struggle to reach non-scientific audiences because they focus more on the information about which they’re speaking instead of the people they’re speaking with. This workshop will share best practices for interpersonal communications by combining lecture with informal exercises allowing participants to engage experientially. It will be a hands-on workshop with interaction between Palermo and audience members.   Facilitator Biography: BRIAN PALERMO is an engaging actor with an impressive resume. Since 2010, Palermo has led workshops using the techniques of improvisational theatre to teach effective communications skills to professionals throughout the scientific landscape. In addition to ASLO, he has facilitated similar workshops for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USC Keck School of Medicine, National Park Service, Google (The Google School for Leaders), YouTube, Twitter and many others. The workshop will build on the success of previous workshops by Palermo (at OSM and ASLO meetings from 2012 – 2021) organized by Jonathan Sharp (U. Delaware) and Adrienne Sponberg (ASLO). Financial support for this workshop has been received from the Ocean Sciences Division of NSF.

Lead Organizer: Brittany Schieler, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography,

WK03 Transforming to Open Science and Analysis in the Cloud Using NASA Earth Science Data

Date and Time: 2/25/2022, 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: Room 11

We are one planet, one human race, working together to understand our world – the interconnected systems, the people, the places, and the complexities that underlie them. To enhance our understanding, NASA employs a fleet of remote sensing sensors that collect petabytes worth of Earth observations aimed to help researchers and decision makers accelerate scientific research and understanding for societal benefit. NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program advocates a collaborative culture enabled by technology that empowers the open sharing of data, information, and knowledge within the scientific community and the wider public. With upcoming missions, NASA’s data collection is expected to increase to more than 250 petabytes by 2025. To accommodate this and facilitate open access to these data as broadly as possible, NASA is transitioning to open-source science and cloud-based archives that are more cost-effective, flexible, and scalable. In this workshop, representatives from NASA’s ESDS and Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) will provide an overview of the ESDS open science vision, discuss what this means for data users, and guide participants through demonstrations highlighting data discovery, accessibility, and usability on and off the cloud. These demonstrations will include science and applications user stories highlighting example workflows from the ocean, coastal, and cryosphere disciplines, and guide users to numerous geospatial web services and tools to access GIS-ready data. Learning Goal: Upon completion of the proposed workshop, participants (undergraduate and graduate students/early career scientists ) will have a better understanding of how they can leverage the new open-source science and cloud-based paradigm. The workshop will emphasize data access user workflows and serve as a foundation to enable and support participants’ work with NASA Earth science data in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary ways.

Lead Organizer: Cynthia Hall, OSM,

WK04 The Coastal Coupling Community of Practice: Coupling Hydrodynamic and Hydrologic Models Using a Community-Based Approach

Date and Time: 2/25/2022, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: Room 05

Over 120 million Americans living in coastal areas do not presently have access to accurate water forecasts, which provide timely fresh and saltwater flooding, water quality, and water availability information. The current hydrodynamic and hydrologic models do not accurately represent the complex coastal, estuarine, and riverine processes. Additionally, the demand for water predictions beyond 10 days continues to grow. Using models allows us to move beyond point based observations to spatially-enabled prediction. Models are also helping us to understand how predicted sea level rise impacts will influence future storm-induced inundation and high tide flooding events. Coupling of these models in the coastal zone, informed by stakeholder requirements and enhanced by collaborative community research, can help to fill and improve this forecasting gap for a variety of stakeholder groups and provide actionable information at local, regional, and national scales.  The prediction of total water in the coastal transition zone is a problem that is too large for NOAA to undertake alone. Therefore, we must come together and connect across many sectors, agencies, and organizations to solve this problem using a community-wide and whole of government approach. The partnerships and collaborations across disciplinary and geographic boundaries that support coastal coupling modeling activities will help to advance the development and sustainment of a community-based modeling approach. Connecting people is fundamental to effective knowledge sharing. We can’t solve these critical problems without the exchange of the proper information and knowledge, and communities like the Coastal Coupling Community of Practice are an important way of doing so. In this innovative session, we will host a panel and audience discussion and welcome participation from all those that are impacted by or interested in solving the complex problem of inundation in the coastal transition zone.

Lead Organizer: Cayla Dean, NOAA/Lynker Technologies,

WK05 Advancing Achievements Through Increasing Collaboration in Ocean Sciences Research: Brainstorming Opportunities and Solutions for Improved Collaboration

Date and Time: 2/25/2022, 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: Room 01

Improving relationships and collaborations by sharing knowledge, expertise, capabilities, and resources promotes cross-boundary and interdisciplinary studies, which are becoming increasingly common and needed. Increased collaboration will help create and maintain synergies, as well as reduce repetition and redundancy in research and other initiatives. All of this will ensure the best scientific research is being done as efficiently and effectively as possible and will improve return on investment. This workshop aims to promote knowledge-sharing and discussions on how to increase collaboration in funding and carrying out ocean sciences, with a particular emphasis on the government and its role in scientific research.   Join us to hear from a panel on successful examples of shared or collaborative research, innovative ideas or projects resulting from collaboration, lessons learned and best practices, inter/cross-agency initiatives or programs, methodologies for doing all of the above, and more. The panel will have representatives from government, industry, non-profit, and academia. Small breakout groups will then work together to brainstorm opportunities and solutions to challenges identified in the associated town hall.

Lead Organizer: Stephanie Sharuga, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,

WK07 Teaching across tribes: combining storytelling and coding to reach polarized students

Date and Time: 2/24/2022, 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: Room 12

The Earth is undergoing climatic changes that cascade through to human experience. The challenge for educators is to communicate the interdependent scope, magnitude, and human relevance of these issues. Many educators favor addressing the technical challenges associated with accessing and visualizing empirical observations and data. We contend that with each dataset, there is an implicit story that justifies its collection. By making these implicit stories explicit to students (i.e. the story challenge), they are more prepared to understand the meaning and applicability of the data collected. This is because students (and all humans) are emotive reasoners first, and technical reasoners second. This workshop introduces educators to a pedagogy focusing on the interrelationship of the technical and story challenges when communicating ocean science topics. We use international, national, and local news media as a vehicle to show students how ocean science data is transformed into a story. We then ask students to understand these media stories through common cultural narratives to understand how the data is used to further the story. Students then evaluate the degree to which the data support the story.  Workshop participants will receive materials developed for an undergraduate ocean science course at the University of Delaware and funded by the NSF. We will demonstrate and guide participants through online resources that will help them teach ocean science to a polarized student body.. Participants will understand the theoretical and practical aspects of an active learning pedagogy tested in the undergraduate classroom. They will leave with access to a semester-long classroom-tested course, complete with assignments and rubrics that take students from story to data analysis. The course design is easily modified depending on the topics which the instructor wants to cover, and the time available, making it accessible to the Ocean Science community broadly.

Lead Organizer: Matthew Oliver, University of Delaware School of Marine Science and Policy,

WK09 Results of the Global Deep Sea Capacity Assessment

Date and Time: 2/24/2022, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: Room 04

The Global Deep Sea Capacity Assessment is a baseline survey of the technical and human capacity for deep sea exploration and research in every coastal nation with deep waters (>200 m) in their Exclusive Economic Zones around the world.  In the planning process for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, there has been much attention focused on capacity development in historically excluded nations and communities. However, a baseline assessment of deep sea technical and human capacity does not currently exist, and it is therefore not possible to create a thoughtful strategy for addressing the capacity gaps. The Global Ocean Science Report 2020, for example, only includes the “45 countries, responsible for 82% of ocean science publications over the time period 2010–2018.” A large fraction of coastal countries, particularly developing ones, are therefore not included. A survey that includes all coastal nations is critical so that we can (1) effectively plan and execute programs to increase capacity in historically excluded nations and communities, and (2) quantitatively measure the impact of the Decade on deep sea science and exploration capacity. The Global Deep Sea Capacity Assessment was carried out through an online survey and manual research throughout 2021 to identify where the current capabilities and gaps lie around the world. Questions included technical and human capacity for deep sea exploration and research, as well as important issues and priorities in each country/community. As of September 2021, >275 complete surveys were submitted from >115 countries and overseas territories, including ~60 developing nations and >25 Small Island Developing States. Gaps in the survey are filled with manual research by the assessment team. Please join us for this Town Hall, where we will share the results of the 2021 Global Deep Sea Capacity Assessment.

Lead Organizer: Katherine Bell, Ocean Discovery League,

WK10 A Consultative Workshop on COVERAGE, a Prototype Platform Providing Enhanced Access to Inter-agency Satellite and In-situ Data in Support of Marine Applications

Date and Time: 2/25/2022, 3:00PM to 6:00PM
Location: Room 05

The CEOS Ocean Variables Enabling Research and Applications for GEO (COVERAGE) initiative seeks to provide improved access to multi-agency ocean remote sensing that are better integrated with in-situ observations in support of oceanographic and decision support applications for societal benefit. COVERAGE is an international initiative and NASA-led 3-year project within the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) involving interagency participation. COVERAGE focuses on implementing technologies, including cloud-based solutions, to provide a data rich, web-based platform for integrated ocean data delivery and access: multi-parameter observations, easily discoverable and usable, organized thematically, available in near real-time, and collocated to a common grid. These are complemented by a set of value-added data services available via the COVERAGE portal including an advanced Web-based visualization interface, subsetting/extraction, analytics and other relevant on demand processing capabilities.   The primary objectives of this consultative workshop are threefold:  1) Provide an overview of the initiative and the status of the technical implementation work, including a description the thematic ecosystem demonstration application and regional spinoffs that are in process.  2)  Undertake an interactive demonstration and hands on session involving usage of the prototype COVERAGE system capabilities.  3)  Solicit community feedback on both the general approach and specific aspects of system functionality with the objective of refining capabilities further. Through this participatory forum we also seek to connect to a broader group of end-users interested in COVERAGE and its future evolution consistent with community needs.

Lead Organizer: Vardis Tsontos, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology,

WK13 Coral disease forecasting for the Pacific Ocean: demonstrating a new tool for scientists and managers

Date and Time: 2/24/2022, 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Location: Room 01

This workshop will introduce a new experimental product for forecasting coral diseases, developed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa and NOAA Coral Reef Watch, with contributions from James Cook University, University of Newcastle, and University of New South Wales. The interactive tool allows users to explore near-term to seasonal forecasts and scenarios at multiple spatial scales for growth anomalies and white syndromes, two widespread coral diseases in the Pacific Ocean. In this demonstration, we will provide an overview of the models underlying the tool, explain how model uncertainty is generated and visualized, and provide examples of how the tool can be used to assess forecasts, monitor environmental stresses related to coral health, and assess potential payoff from interventions in terms of mitigation of disease risk.

Lead Organizer: Jamie Caldwell, University of Hawaii at Manoa,

WK14 Advancing microfluidics and metabolomics in microbial ecology

Date and Time: 2/24/2022, 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: Room 10

Microbial interactions are facilitated by dissolved compound exchange on micron scales and underpin biogeochemical cycles on the ecosystem scale. Recent advances in microfluidics, dynamic imaging, and mass spectrometry now enable unprecedented resolution and high throughput investigations of the physical and chemical mechanisms regulating such microbial interactions. A half-day workshop will be convened for researchers with expertise in microbial ecology, microfluidics and metabolomics, for interdisciplinary training, idea exchange and to foster collaborations. The workshop program will include keynote talks by leaders in the respective fields highlighting recent developments and persistent challenges, as well as best practices and technical considerations. Small-group discussions will be utilized to address current research challenges and workshop outcomes will be shared with the larger scientific community via a summary statement and recommendations for future research.  We invite broad participation from researchers at all career stages and encourage early career researchers to apply. For more information, contact Sheri Floge ( This workshop is supported by the US National Science Foundation Division of Ocean Sciences.

Lead Organizer: Sheri Floge, Wake Forest University,

WK15 Leadership in Ocean Science

Date and Time: 2/24/2022, 4:30PM to 6:00PM
Location: Room 04

Done well, Ocean Science is collaborative, interdisciplinary, and global. It is a field that highly prizes the roles of facilitator, organizer, and leader. However, these skills are often overlooked aspects of ocean science training. Research and teaching skills are developed in academic settings, while stakeholder engagement and partnership-building skills are most commonly gained in government and non-governmental organization positions. How do you bring it all together to become an effective leader in Ocean Science? What skills do you need? What characteristics might suggest you would be a good leader? How can you try out this pathway? In this workshop, Bob Chen, Interim Dean of the School for the Environment, UMass Boston; Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Associate Dean for Instruction, Community Engagement,& Research, School of the Earth, Ocean, & Environment, University of South Carolina; John Downing, Director, Minnesota SeaGrant; and Deborah Bronk, President and CEO, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, will lead a discussion about leadership in Ocean Science. All have held leadership positions in ASLO. If you are interested in any aspect of leadership, what it means, what it takes, how to get there, please consider participating in this interactive workshop.

Lead Organizer: Robert Chen, University of Massachusetts - Boston,

WK20 Working In the Blue Economy - New Skills Needed

Date and Time: 2/25/2022, 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: Room 03

The Blue Economy is often discussed in the framework of traditional sectors including shipbuilding, transportation and offshore oil and gas, with emerging sectors that include fisheries and other bio-products, power generation, and tourism. The New Blue Economy includes a knowledge-based economy based on data and information generated through observations to strive for sustainability within existing blue economy sectors; to address societal challenges; and to inspire solutions for ocean related issues. Expectations for this economic sector are starting to be realized, and will depend critically on the development of a vast array of new information-based products, as well as new policies and innovative ideas for workforce development.  The Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) now offer the Chartered Marine Technologist (CMarTech) and Chartered Marine Scientist (CMarSci). These new credentials recognize and verify the expertise and training of ocean knowledge workers and give employers a way of ensuring their current and future employees are prepared to fully engage in the New Blue Economy. This Town Hall will explore the value proposition of these certifications to individuals, companies, non-profit organizations, academia and governmental organizations. Professional certification recognizes the combination of academic qualifications and professional competency. These certifications can be valuable across the spectrum of organizations because it helps achieve a workforce that is independently assessed and is actively staying up to date with technological advances, and enables a more diverse workforce. We will discuss the value proposition, opportunities, and challenge for adopting these certifications by the public and private sector. This Town Hall event is targeted to attendees from the academic, commercial, non-profit and government sectors.

Lead Organizer: Zdenka Willis, NASA,

WK21 Explorers To The Deep: National Geographic Society and Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Conversations On At-Sea Opportunities

Date and Time: 2/24/2022, 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Location: Room 03

Underrepresented groups working in the ocean sciences are lacking in tenured positions of leadership. At a broader scale, there are fewer ocean science professionals from countries where ocean sciences are not prioritized for funding by industry or governments. Likewise environmental and science journalism suffers from a dearth of diverse practitioners. National Geographic Society (NGS) and Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) are working together to increase capacities and representation of diverse ocean scientists, technologists, and storytellers from underrepresented, historically marginalized, and/or local groups. NGS and SOI both aim to provide seagoing opportunities for explorers from around the world that enable project leadership and encourage career and expertise development aboard SOI’s new research vessel Falkor (too). The vessel provides a cutting-edge space for pioneering ocean research and technology development projects. NGS and SOI welcome interested scientists, technologists, artists, explorers, and educators to come to learn more about the program and participate in the first information session about the upcoming work. Lunch will be provided for the first 50 participants.

Lead Organizer: Carlie Wiener, Schmidt Ocean Institute,

WK22 Putting data to work for you: How to Archive and Access data at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Archives

Date and Time: 2/25/2022, 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: Room 08

The data you collect is valuable not only to you, but to future users as well.  The importance of properly documented, archived, and well-curated data is often an afterthought to a project. These key facets of data handling add fundamental value to each dataset by increasing data access and usage and by building scientific and social connections for current and future users. The purpose of this workshop is to make archiving your data as simple as possible and increase the discoverability of those data.  This workshop is intended for anyone who would like to know more about data management and archival processes at NCEI, as well as for those who wish to know more about discovering and accessing NCEI’s breadth of environmental data. This will be a 3 hour workshop with 1.5  hours devoted to data archiving practices and 1.5 hours devoted to data access and user engagement. The workshop will consist of demonstrations and presentations by NOAA NCEI staff.  There will be several opportunities for audience participation throughout the workshop. The first half of this workshop will provide guidance and answer questions on how to prepare and submit your data to NCEI for long-term preservation. We will discuss archival methods and tools for a range of data types and formats such as cruise data, oceanographic research data, and geophysical data.  We will cover metadata creation through the use of NCEI user-friendly tools. The presenters will provide guidance including best practices to help you prepare your data for the archive. The second half of this workshop will provide an overview of how to access data at NCEI, introduce you to the wealth of data collections, and how NCEI provides unique opportunities to promote archived data. This portion will also include information about outreach and educational products.  The workshop will conclude with an opportunity to take questions from the audience and hear from them on their data archival and access needs and requirements.

Lead Organizer: Lauren Jackson, NCEI/NOAA,

WK23 Exploring climate change solutions for a sustainable future – a workshop and discussion centered around using a powerful interactive climate model in classrooms, the workplace, and beyond.

Date and Time: 2/25/2022, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: Room 12

The En-ROADS Climate Workshop helps build support for strategies to address climate change via interactive testing of the cutting-edge simulation model En-ROADS, created by Climate Interactive and MIT Sloan. In the workshop, participants propose climate solutions such as energy efficiency, carbon pricing, fossil fuel taxes, reducing deforestation, and carbon dioxide removal. The facilitator then tests these approaches using En-ROADS so that participants can see the impact on global temperature, sea-level rise, ocean pH and other factors. Join us to experience what it’s like to create your own climate future using grounded conversations; the resulting experience is hopeful, scientifically-grounded, action-oriented, and eye-opening. This workshop will feature a group climate solutions activity, followed by a guided discussion with workshop participants and facilitators. During the discussion we will explore the experience in-depth and provide the opportunity for participants to use the model themselves, while sharing our experiences in incorporating En-ROADS-facilitated learning into educational strategies at all levels.

Lead Organizer: Shea Wyatt, University of Victoria,

WK24 National Microbiome Data Collaborative Workshop on Enhancing Metadata Standards Adoption within the Marine ‘Omics Community

Date and Time: 2/24/2022, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: Room 06

The National Microbiome Data Collaborative (NMDC,, @microbiomedata) empowers the research community to harness microbiome data exploration and discovery through a collaborative integrative data science ecosystem. The wealth of data generated through ‘omics (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics, metabolomics, etc.) has dramatically increased within the marine sciences domains in the past 20 years. Unfortunately, many of these datasets are not readily findable or available for reuse; roughly 20% of metagenomes published between 2016-2019 were inaccessible (Eckert et al., 2020). In this workshop, we will go over the basic principles of Open Data with a focus on best practices in data management and compliance with FAIR data principles (Wilkinson et al., 2016). We will cover resources and minimum standards for domain researchers to annotate their data with community-adopted metadata standards, focusing on marine microbial omics data types. Additionally, we will demonstrate how good metadata annotation practices facilitate data discovery and access to publicly available omics data, for example through the NMDC data portal. Within this workshop we will specifically address the following: - Introduction to NMDC. - Metadata and standards most relevant to ocean samples. - The data lifecycle and when it (should) start. - Display enhanced search capabilities with well curated metadata. - Interactive demonstration on the assignment of metadata to a marine microbial dataset following accepted community standards. We will also host office hours with NMDC representatives for individual guidance on the curation of marine microbial metadata using participants’ data sets. We will also stream virtually. Those interested in attending are encouraged to fill out the pre-workshop survey: Eckert EM et al. (2020) Wilkinson, M et al. (2016)

Lead Organizer: Jaclyn Saunders, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,

WK26 Launching The Ocean Decade: Challenges and Lessons Learned

Date and Time: 2/24/2022, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: Room 06

On 5 December 2017, the United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, to be held from 2021 to 2030. This Decade will provide a common framework to ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the Oceans and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. One of the greatest challenges associated with the Decade is crafting communications around a campaign that is globally inclusive yet regionally focused. The Decade is an ever-evolving and dynamic program, which presents a unique case study on how to engage and communicate the campaign goals, phases, and achievements. This presentation will share the lessons learned in early communications from the Ocean Decade preparatory phase and launch year, and go into detail explaining how GenOcean campaign and the Global Stakeholder Forum effectively opened the Ocean Decade to all sectors of society. Discussion will center on balancing between institutional communications and social impact, generating behavior change, and some of the struggles in identifying user needs. Learn how the IOC and global partners, Communications Advisory Group members, and communication professionals have come together to make this everyone's Decade.

Lead Organizer: Carlie Wiener, Schmidt Ocean Institute,

WK28 NOAA CoastWatch Tutorial On Ocean Satellite Data Products And Using Erddap and R or Python To Access And Work With Satellite Data

Date and Time: 2/25/2022, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Location: Room 10

Satellites make routine observations from which several ocean parameters such as sea surface temperature, ocean color, sea level, ocean winds, and salinity can be derived. Ocean observations from space have the advantage of broad spatial and temporal coverage that complement in situ measurements. The NOAA CoastWatch/OceanWatch/PolarWatch program provides free and open access to these ocean products through a variety of platforms. This tutorial will teach you where to find data and how to leverage the ERDDAP data platform to visualize, subset, download and work with data. The day will be a mix of lectures on ocean satellite data, demonstrations and hands-on tutorials in R and Python. The focus will be on NOAA ocean satellite data products but the tutorials will be useful for working with any type of gridded NetCDF data. This session will be most beneficial for participants who already have some basic experience working in R or Python but who are not familiar with NetCDF or satellite data. Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of ocean remote sensing and get familiar with the major ocean geophysical parameters (sea surface temperature, ocean color, sea level, wind, salinity)
  2. Get familiar with the NOAA CoastWatch program as a data provider
  3. Use ERDDAP to visualize and download data
  4. Understand how to work with satellite data in R or Python
  5. Import NetCDF data and generate time-series and maps
  6. Match satellite data with an animal/vessel track or at in-situ locations
  7. Extract satellite data within a shapefile and create a map


  • Introduction to NOAA CoastWatch - 20 mins
  • Lectures: 1h30 Remote Sensing basics Sea Surface Temperature Ocean color Sea level, Salinity, WindBreak
  • CoastWatch data portal demo - 30 mins
  • ERDDAP demo - 30 mins
  • ERDDAP exercise - 30 mins Lunch R/Python tutorials Q/A session

Workshop Agenda and software instructions can be found here:

Please ensure that you have installed all required software prior to the session.

Lead Organizer: Melanie Abecassis, OSM,

WK30 RBR Instrumentation User Workshop

Date and Time: 2/24/2022, 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: Room 11

This workshop for RBR users will go over intermediate and advanced aspects of instrument configuration and operation, as well as basic care and maintenance. The workshop will also review the use of Ruskin software to configure RBR instruments and download data. Advanced topics will review time-saving automation ;features as well as advanced real-time data collection options.

Lead Organizer: Greg Johnson, RBR Ltd,

WK34 Latin Early Careers on Atmosphere-Ocean interaction; What is needed for evidence-Based Decision Making in the global south?

Date and Time: 2/25/2022, 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: Room 12

In a context of global change, a better interaction between Earth System Scientists is more than imperative, however this collaboration needs to bring results to decision-making, therefore, science diplomacy is a route of action to address the Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions and its impacts. In recent years, youth people have been mobilized to face global change, so What is the role of Early Careers for decision-making and ocean-atmosphere system?.This event will address these issues with interactive talks where ECRs can contribute with ideas, proposals and statement to academia and policy in the global south context to a new ocean governance and to achieve the UN Ocean Decade. *This event will be hybrid, virtual and in person attendances.

Lead Organizer: Palmira Cuellar-Ramirez,

WK35 How to Maximize the Broader Impacts of Your Aquatic Science: Reach More People, Make a Difference

Date and Time: 2/25/2022, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: Room 08

This workshop will focus on helping participants develop ideas for effective education and outreach activities. Featuring active, hands-on learning, small group discussions, and guided inquiry, this workshop will include short presentations on exemplary projects in formal and informal education designed for K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and public audiences to stimulate ideas. Discussions of how people learn, how to assess the effectiveness of outreach activities, and how to develop projects that meet specific goals will help support project development. Participants are welcome to bring ideas that they would like to develop and share and for which they would like to receive feedback. Attendance is open. For more information about this event, please contact: Robert Chen, or Cynthia Hagley,

Lead Organizer: Cynthia Hagley, University of Minnesota Duluth,

WK36 Establishing a Space for Women of Color in Ocean Sciences Virtual Workshop

Date and Time: 3/2/2022, 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Location: Room 20

Women of Color (WOC) are statistically more likely to experience microaggressions, disrespect, mansplaining, white fragility, and cultural misappropriation in the workplace. Compared to their male counterparts, WOC are 45% more likely to leave STEM jobs. Recently diversity and inclusion efforts have infiltrated the STEM community leading to the formation of trainings that address biases and are usually deemed mandatory. These trainings though are disproportionately taught by cisgendered white men and lack true understanding of the social oppression experienced by WOC, causing attendees to leave disheartened and without results. This virtual WOCshopTM (workshops developed and conducted by WOC) aims to combat these issues by providing solutions-oriented hands-on training. Come to participate in dynamic groups and individual exercises, hear true anecdotes by WOC in the field, and learn how to create inclusive and equitable workplaces that welcome diverse perspectives for the future of ocean sciences. Participants of this WOCshopTMwill leave with tools in hand to become effective active bystanders empowered to establish A WOC Space at their respective workplace. This WOCshopTM is for EVERYONE that would like to increase the quality of experiences and the presence of WOC in ocean sciences!

Lead Organizer: Kelly Luis, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,

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WK37 How to Write Effective Reviews (and Improve Your Own Manuscript)

Date and Time: 2/24/2022, 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Location: Room 09

Learning how to write effective reviews not only helps you as a peer reviewer, it can also help you understand to improve your own manuscript and respond to reviewer comments. Join an AGU and ASLO Editor as they discuss what it takes to be a reviewer.

Lead Organizer: Hannah Qualtrough, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,

WK38 Scientific Publication Workshop with AGU and ASLO Editors

Date and Time: 2/24/2022, 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Location: Room 09

Want to learn how to successfully and efficiently get from the manuscript writing process to a published article in a peer-reviewed journal? Attend this workshop given by an AGU and ASLO Editor.

Lead Organizer: Hannah Qualtrough, Wiley,

WK39 Rethinking Broader Impacts: Using Music to Reach a Wider Audience

Date and Time: 3/2/2022, 1:30PM to 2:30PM
Location: Room 09

Connecting science to the greater public is an important goal of all science. By explaining the results of scientific study, as well as the importance of the scientific method, we help increase the scientific literacy of the public. A more scientifically literate public, in turn, means people who are more likely to understand ballot initiatives and government funding proposals as well as the urgency of climate change and protecting fragile ecosystems. As such, broader impact statements are a crucial aspect of scientific proposals. However, coming up with practical ways to connect broader impacts to the public continue to remain challenging. To reach the public, we as scientists need to adapt our broader impacts beyond publishing materials/data online. We need to connect to people in a manner that is not only approachable but also dynamic and engaging. One way to do that is through music. Music not only connects people across a wide variety of backgrounds, but it is already part of most people’s everyday lives. The key is to incorporate science into that music. In this workshop, we will discuss the use of music to connect science to the general public. Students from Berklee College of Music (Boston), who wrote music to introduce two of the plenary speakers, will talk about the process of writing music inspired by specific themes. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss the science-to-music process with the students, as well as brainstorm how to incorporate music into their own broader impact statements.

Lead Organizer: Jenn Beauregar, Berklee College of Music,

WK40 Broader Impact Development: Ari Daniel and Storytelling

Date and Time: 3/1/2022, 1:30PM to 2:30PM
Location: Room 01

Ari Daniel is a media producer who started his career with a PhD in Oceanography. He now discovers, creates, and communicates science stories through podcasts and videos. He created the Broader Impacts videos for the two OSM22 Science Plenary Speakers, Dawn Wright and Peter Girguis. Please come to this session if you would like to find out more about how he created these videos, want to learn about how to tell stories effectively, or want to discuss your own ideas about broader impacts.

Lead Organizer: Ari Daniel, NOVA,

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