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16 MAY 2007 - Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI), Inc., has selected UC San Diego to design and construct information technology and networking for the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The initial $29 million Cyberinfrastructure (CI) award is for six years, and total funding may reach more than $42 million over the course of the planned 11-year project. The University of Washington was awarded $2.2 million for the first year planning phase of the Regional Cabled Node of the OOI off the Washington and Oregon coastlines. For more information, see:

Preparation and submission of the Cyberinfrastructure proposal was made possible by CEOA.

26 FEBRUARY 2007 - The High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) and The Center for Earth Observations and Applications (CEOA) demonstrated cyberinfrastructure tools and technologies for environmental monitoring in the National Science Foundation (NSF) booth during the 2007 American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) Annual Meeting from 15 - 19 February in San Francisco. For more information, click here.

13 FEBRUARY 2007 - Pictures of the CEOA/Calit2 booth at SC'06 and the 2006 Fall AGU are now available online
SC'06, Tampa, Florida, 13-16 November 2006, click here
2006 Fall AGU, San Francisco, California, 11-15 December 2006, click here

7 NOVEMBER 2006 - CEOA will exhibit at Supercomputing 2006 in Tampa, Florida 11-17 November. Click here to read the press release. Click here to read about the demos.

6 OCTOBER 2006 - The Center for BioEnergy Science and Technology (CBEST) website is under development at

1 September 2006 - John Orcutt is named Director of the Research Innovation Initiative (RII), a UCSD commitment to broaden CEOA's mission to include campus-wide support.

17 JANUARY 2006 – Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) will build a state-of-the-art computational resource and develop software tools to decipher the genetic code of communities of microbial life in the world’s oceans. The new resource will help scientists understand how microbes function in their natural ecosystems, enable studies on the effect humans are having on the environment, as well as permit insight into the evolution of life on Earth. Calit2 will lead the project in partnership with CEOA and J. Craig Venter Institute (Venter Institute). click here for more details

15 DECEMBER 2005 - Robert C. Cowen's Christian Science Monitor Article: "Eyeing Earth from cloud top to seabed" focuses on the speed and versitility of data gathering via global sensor networks. To veiw the full article, click here.

8 NOVEMBER 2005 - SIO Press Release: UCSD Unveils Center for Earth Observations and Applications - New center set to kickoff at inaugural symposium Nov. 20-22 at Calit2
click here for the full press release

thumbnail31 OCTOBER 2005 - The ORION Project Office is encouraging participation in its ORION Design & Implementation Workshop (Salt Lake City, 27-30 March 2006). Workshop participants will have the opportunity to provide input to the final design of the Ocean Observatories Initiative infrastructure. Download the poster/invitation as a pdf.

This workshop will present to the ocean research community the preliminary design of the global, regional and coastal ocean research observatory networks to be implemented under the ORION Program. The preliminary design is being developed based on the ideas submitted in the recent Request for Assistance Proposals, previous workshop reports and advice from ORION's scientific, technical and engineering advisory committees. The workshop will also provide an opportunity for collaborative groups to begin developing integrated research projects. This effort will lead to the realization of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, the National Science Foundation's ambitious plan to develop and deploy observatory infrastructure in the oceans to enable novel research and expand educational opportunities. We strongly encourage participation in implementing these community facilities.

For more information, please visit the ORION website oremail


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