WK01 Oceanography of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Working Group I (WGI)oftheIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessesthephysical scienceofclimate change.Thesixthand most recent WGIassessmentreportwas approved in August, 2021.Theoceans play critical roles in many aspectsofclimate change, and includes a chapter focussing on oceanographic processes (Ocean, Cryosphere, and Sea Level Change), as well as chapters providing global and regional aspectsofocean observations and projectionsofchange. This tutorial bythetwo oceanographers who served as Coordinating Lead AuthorsoftheOcean, Cryosphere, and Sea Level Change chapter, withinput fromthe other IPCC oceanographers present at the Ocean Sciences Meeting,will be an introduction totheIPCCprocess, how oceanographers can accessthedata collected forthesixthassessmentreport,thenew interactive Atlas, and summarizetheoceanographic innovations assessed inthenewreport. This tutorial is intended for early career scientists and others who have not participated intheIPCCbefore, and seeks to build a community understandingofhow one can participate most effectively as a scientist, reviewer, and author.

Lead Organizer: Baylor Fox-Kemper, Brown University,

Date and Time: Thursday, 2/24/2022 10:00 AM to 2/24/2022 11:00 AM (US EST)
Location: Room 03

WK02 Vital Interpersonal Communication Skills

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,

Date and Time: Friday, 2/25/2022 12:00 PM to 2/25/2022 01:30 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 08

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

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,

Date and Time: Friday, 2/25/2022 09:00 AM to 2/25/2022 01:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 11

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

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,

Date and Time: Friday, 2/25/2022 11:00 AM to 2/25/2022 12:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 05

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

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,

Date and Time: Friday, 2/25/2022 03:00 PM to 2/25/2022 05:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 01

WK06 NOAA Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) Ocean Modeling Workshop

The NOAA Earth Prediction and Innovation Center (EPIC) is an extramural center that will unite academia, industry and government to help create the most user-friendly and user-accessible comprehensive Earth system modeling. EPIC will help expand and strengthen community modeling to accelerate advances in operational weather and climate forecasting. The NOAA EPIC program will increaseresearch community engagement in model innovations and improvements, with the end goals of broadening and speeding research to operations in Earth system modeling. Ocean modeling and associated coupling with other Earth system models are critical components of these goals. Toward that end, the EPIC program would like to conduct a workshop at the 2022 OSM where the research community can get hands-on experience with running the Unified Forecast System (UFS) as a step toward broader and faster Research to Operations (R2O), with particular emphasis on ocean and adjacent system modeling.

Lead Organizer: Shawn Miller, Raytheon Intelligence & Space,

Date and Time: Thursday, 2/24/2022 04:00 PM to 2/24/2022 06:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 05

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

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 educatorsto 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,

Date and Time: Thursday, 2/24/2022 11:00 AM to 2/24/2022 01:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 12

WK08 Connect with NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) hosts and provides access to one of the most significant environmental data archives on Earth for comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. NCEI is working to foster innovative and value-added strategies, including the development of newly integrated products and services that span the science disciplines and enable better data discovery. Come to our Town Hall meeting and engage directly with our leadership and scientists. Hear about how we plan to implement transformative technologies, advancing our scientific and data stewardship activities. We welcome your ideas and feedback.

Lead Organizer: Andrew Allegra, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information,

Date and Time: Thursday, 2/24/2022 11:00 AM to 2/24/2022 12:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 05

WK09 Results of the Global Deep Sea Capacity Assessment

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,

Date and Time: Thursday, 2/24/2022 11:00 AM to 2/24/2022 12:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 04

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

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,

Date and Time: Friday, 2/25/2022 03:00 PM to 2/25/2022 06:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 05

WK11 Structured decision-making for marine conservation

We propose to convene a workshop to demonstrate the application of structured decision-making (SDM) in ocean conservation. SDM provides a rigorous framework to identify interventions that are most likely to achieve stated management objectives. We provide participants with tools to apply SDM to inform adaptive spatial management of marine protected areas. This workshop will walk participants through a process to develop clear management objectives, consider alternative actions that could achieve those objectives, and identify relevant indicators of progress. In addition, we will explore how the SDM process can be used to define thresholds for decisions that can be linked with the monitoring of ecological responses and their associated socioeconomic benefits. Participants will also learn about the ways in which data integration and targeted monitoring can be used to operationalize management objectives. Our target audience includes practitioners and scholars who are committed to employing rigorous approaches to achieve equitable and just conservation outcomes in the ocean.

Lead Organizer: Leah Gerber, Arizona State University,

Date and Time: Friday, 2/25/2022 01:00 PM to 2/25/2022 04:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 11

WK12 Arctic Infrastructure to Accelerate Observational Capabilities

Arctic observations are urgently needed to understand the rapidly changing environment, but the remote and harsh conditions present logistical challenges unique to polar research. These logistical challenges could be addressed with infrastructure support that benefits the entire Arctic research community. Atmospheric, in-ice, and under-ice instruments need to be tested in harsh conditions with sea ice before deployment yet no pre-permitted ship and aircraft supported test site exists. This workshop will use a live and online session for Arctic researchers to discuss infrastructure improvements that would assist them in their research. Researchers who study air-sea interactions, ice processes, and under ice physical oceanography will join breakout rooms to discuss current impediments to their research and infrastructure solutions to fill those needs. Each breakout group will present their findings and a general discussion will investigate areas of overlap where all three groups would benefit from the same infrastructure improvements.

Lead Organizer: Ruth Branch, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,

Date and Time: Friday, 2/25/2022 01:00 PM to 2/25/2022 02:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 02

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

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,

Date and Time: Thursday, 2/24/2022 05:00 PM to 2/24/2022 06:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 01

WK14 Advancing microfluidics and metabolomics in microbial ecology

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,

Date and Time: Thursday, 2/24/2022 09:00 AM to 2/24/2022 01:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 10

WK15 Leadership in Ocean Science

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,

Date and Time: Thursday, 2/24/2022 04:30 PM to 2/24/2022 06:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 04

WK16 FathomNet: An open underwater image database for training AI

Ocean-going platforms are integrating high-resolution camera feeds for biological and geomorphological observations and navigation, producing a deluge of visual data. The volume and rate of this data collection has outpaced researchers' abilities to process and analyze them. Recent advances in machine learning enable fast, sophisticated analysis of visual data, but have had limited success in the oceanographic world due to lack of dataset standardization, sparse annotation tools, insufficient formatting and aggregation of expertly curated imagery, and few open repositories for sharing of trained models. To address this need, we have released FathomNet (, a public platform that aggregates existing (and future), expertly curated underwater image data for training machine learning algorithms. FathomNet currently has over 100k localizations of 1k midwater and benthic classes drawn from MBARI's Video Annotation and Reference System, the National Geographic Society, and NOAA's Office of Exploration and Research. The long-term goal of FathomNet is to aggregate >1k fully annotated images per marine species of Animalia (>200k), with the ability to expand and include other underwater concepts (e.g., substrate type, equipment, debris, etc.) that will ultimately be achieved by community data contributions. In this full-day workshop, we will guide users through uploading images via the FathomNet portal, exploring FathomNet imagery through the website, and interacting with the ecosystem through the python-based API and the FathomNet GitHub repository. By the end of the session, users will be able to download annotated FathomNet data to train their machine learning models, upload their curated data to FathomNet, and deploy existing models from the FathomNet Model Zoo. We will also host a discussion session to collect feedback from users about improvements that can be made to the FathomNet ecosystem, including community engagement resources and future tools.

Lead Organizer: Kakani Katija, MBARI,

Date and Time: Friday, 2/25/2022 10:00 AM to 2/25/2022 06:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 09

WK17 Next generation PO.DAAC - Understanding Ocean data access in the big data era

The Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) is NASA's data repository and archive for physical oceanography and hydrology data, including the upcoming Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite mission. The mission of the PO.DAAC is to preserve NASA's ocean and climate data and make these universally accessible and meaningful. Since the launch of NASA's first ocean-observing satellite, Seasat, in 1978, PO.DAAC has become the premier data center for measurements focused on sea surface topography, ocean temperature, ocean winds, salinity, gravity, hydrology, and ocean circulation. PO.DAAC has been serving data from its on-premise data center at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). However, high-data-volume missions such as SWOT, have necessitated the need for new data management technologies that are moreflexibleand scalable than traditional on-premise systems. To meet these needs, the Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program, PO.DAAC's sponsor, has transformed a strategic vision into an operational capability to develop and operate multiple components of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) in a commercial cloud environment. In alignment with the ESDS vision, PO.DAAC is moving its entire data collection to the Earthdata Cloud hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as all operational functions, such as data ingest, archive distribution, and tools and services for end users. PO.DAAC's new capabilities will enable new frontiers in Earth Science research and applications. Migration of PO.DAAC datasets to thecloud has already begun, and will be complete in June 2022. At this town hall meeting, PO.DAAC will share details of the migration and provide an overview and demonstration of tools and services in the cloud. All current and future users of PO.DAAC are encouraged to attend this townhall to learn about leveraging the next generation PO.DAAC services in your research and applications.

Lead Organizer: Suresh Vannan, NASA/Caltech - JET PROPULSION LABORATORY,

Date and Time: Thursday, 2/24/2022 05:00 PM to 2/24/2022 06:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 02

WK20 Working In the Blue Economy - New Skills Needed

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,

Date and Time: Friday, 2/25/2022 10:00 AM to 2/25/2022 11:00 AM (US EST)
Location: Room 03

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

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,

Date and Time: Thursday, 2/24/2022 05:00 PM to 2/24/2022 06:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 03

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

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,

Date and Time: Friday, 2/25/2022 09:00 AM to 2/25/2022 12:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 08

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.

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,

Date and Time: Friday, 2/25/2022 01:00 PM to 2/25/2022 03:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 12

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

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 alsohost 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, Met al. (2016)

Lead Organizer: Jaclyn Saunders, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,

Date and Time: Thursday, 2/24/2022 11:00 AM to 2/24/2022 12:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 06

WK26 Launching The Ocean Decade: Challenges and Lessons Learned

On 5 December 2017, theUnited 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 prepatory 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 communicationprofessionalshave come together to make this everyone's Decade.

Lead Organizer: Carlie Wiener, Schmidt Ocean Institute,

Date and Time: Thursday, 2/24/2022 04:00 PM to 2/24/2022 05:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 06

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

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

Lead Organizer: Melanie Abecassis, OSM,

Date and Time: Friday, 2/25/2022 10:00 AM to 2/25/2022 06:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 10

WK30 RBR Instrumentation User Workshop

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 automationfeatures as well as advanced realtime data collection options.

Lead Organizer: Greg Johnson, RBR Ltd,

Date and Time: Thursday, 2/24/2022 09:00 AM to 2/24/2022 01:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 11

WK32 Interdisciplinary Presentations Workshop

The goal of this workshop is to assist scientists in broadening the reach of their research presentations. At this workshop, we will discuss specialty presentations in general, with some specific references to talks and posters given in prior days. The goal is to illustrate improvements to transform a specialty presentation also into one that is memorable and compelling to a broad interdisciplinary audience. This workshop has been run in previous OSM and ASLO meetings and is organized and facilitated by Jonathan Sharp (U. Delaware) and Brittany Schieler (ASLO), along with communications expert, Brian Palermo (a professional actor and improv instructor).

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

Date and Time: Friday, 2/25/2022 02:30 PM to 2/25/2022 04:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 08

WK33 Building out and expanding the OceanHackWeek model for collaborative learning in ocean data science

OceanHackWeek is a week-long collaborative learning experience aimed at exploring, creating and promoting effective computation and analysis workflows for large and complex oceanographic data. It brings together oceanographers across disciplines and career stages, from the US and internationally, to advance capabilities in data science focused on oceanographic applications and cultivate an open-science and sharing culture, and includes tutorials, data exploration, software development, collaborative projects and community networking. Building off of the "Hack the Hackathon: Shaping the Future of Hackathon Research and Practice" held in the Netherlands in December 2021, at OSM 2022 we are holding a hands-on sprint (workshop) aimed at improving processes for holding a hackweek-style event. In the first half of the workshop we'll compile the experiences and data gathered from the previous 4 annual OceanHackWeeks (2018 - 2021) and gather in breakout groups to analyze past events and brainstorm improvements that are also informed by experience from similar events. In the second half we will present results from our sprint on improving a hackweek and share guidelines and resources for the broader community on how to hold or enhance OceanHackWeek-type events. All are welcome to attend the entire workshop, especially those looking to hold their own events improving the intersection of data science and oceanography or to exchange related experiences. Refreshments will be served.

Lead Organizer: Joseph Gum, University of Hawaii,

Date and Time: Thursday, 2/24/2022 02:00 PM to 2/24/2022 05:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 11

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

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, OSM,

Date and Time: Friday, 2/25/2022 10:00 AM to 2/25/2022 01:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 12

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

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,

Date and Time: Friday, 2/25/2022 04:00 PM to 2/25/2022 05:00 PM (US EST)
Location: Room 08

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