2018 OOI Data Workshops for Early Career Scientists

This year, the Ocean Observatories Initiative will host a series of workshops for scientists interested in learning more about the OOI and how to access and use data from the program in their work.  These workshops are specifically geared to help early career scientists (grad students, post docs and pre-tenure faculty up to 7 years post-PhD) develop their programming and data analysis skills while also providing them an introduction to the infrastructure and datastreams provided by the OOI. All workshops will be held at Rutgers University.

What will the workshops include?
The workshop will include sessions on the design of the OOI system, discussion on key science questions, and an overview to the instrumentation used throughout all of the OOI Arrays.  Tutorials on how to search for, download, and use data from the OOI data portal for a variety of different instruments will also be provided.  For the second half of the workshop, participants will choose a few instruments to investigate in small research groups.  Each group will compile a short report on the quality of the data available, along with example processing scripts, which will be posted to the OOI website for the community.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the following application. The deadline for submission is 11:59 PM Eastern time on March 15, 2018.

* 1. Name

* 2. Email

* 3. What is your university/institutional affiliation?

* 4. Position

* 5. When did you/will you get your PhD?

* 6. Briefly describe your research (300 words max).

* 7. How much experience have you had with each of the following?

  None Some Use regularly
NetCDF files

* 8. What type of data or instruments do you typically work with? (check all that apply)

* 9. Do you currently use data from the OOI in your research?

* 10. How much experience do you have accessing data from the OOI Data Portal?

* 11. How much experience do you have accessing data from the OOI Raw Data Archive?

* 12. Describe your experience in evaluating data quality (300 words max).

* 13. Which workshop(s) are you interested in participating in? (check all that apply)

* 14. What do you hope to get out of participating in this workshop (300 words max)?

* 15. Do you have any dietary restrictions?

* 16. Is there anything else you would like to tell us?