Workshop participants will explore and document
linkages between the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI)
and the Integrated Ocean Drilling
Program (IODP). The planning structure for IODP is now being
established, and drilling operations should commence in 2004.
also underway for a community meeting in early 2004 to help
the Initial Science Plan for the OOI, including coastal, regional,
and global components.
The OOI and IODP include common scientific goals, and the primary
aims of the July 2003 workshop are to articulate these goals
identify essential experiments and technologies that will help
to achieve them.
We also seek to enhance communication between OOI and IODP
and to encourage participation in both programs by a diverse
group of scientists, technologists,
JOI/USSSP will provide partial
travel support for a limited number of U.S. participants.
The workshop welcomes international
participation. We particularly encourage participation by
those who have not
been involved previously in one or both of the IODP or OOI.
Information, logistical details, and applications for the
are available at this URL:
will be accepted until 5/16/03.
Andy Fisher <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or Kevin Brown <email@example.com> with