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CEOA Open Meeting at Scripps (agenda)
11 October 2005; 1:30-2:30pm; Vaughan Hall Room 100

There will be an ORION RFP in early November of this year to establish a series of "Independent Operators (IO)" for planning, building and managing the observatories to be built as part of the NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). John Orcutt expects the President's budget to include the OOI with a 6 year budget of approximately $280M, although these funds won't be available until FY07 (after October 2006). The funding for the IO's will initially be limited to allow staff to be hired and to participate in the development and writing of the ORION Program Execution Plan (PEP).

CEOA plans to facilitate a coordinated UCSD response to this solicitation. A meeting was held at SIO on Tuesday, 11 October. The agenda and powerpoint presentations from this meeting may be accessed here. For more information, please contact Wendy Hunter at

Presentations may be accessed here as pdfs:

Matthew Arrott: LOOKING Update

Kevin Brown: Geodynamics of the CA subduction system

Dave Chadwell: Seismic and Geodetic Observations of the Cascadia Continental Margin: towards an effective real-time earthquake and tsunami warning system

John Orcutt: Center for Earth Observations and Applications - Meeting Overview and Open-Ocean Observatories: Earth Structure and Geodynamics

V Ramanathan: MODIS

Uwe Send: Open-Ocean Observatories: Ocean Circulation and Biogeochemical Cycles

Ken Smith: The coupling of pelagic particulate matter fluxes and benthic community processes across the NE Pacific continental margin: long time-series monitoring with real-time data acquisition and control

Peter Worcester: Gyre-scale ocean heat content and dynamics: Integral constraints from acoustic remote sensing


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