In February 2012, a stakeholder workshop brought together users and providers of marine information to explore how monitoring and forecasting the ocean, coast and estuaries can best deliver safety, economic and environmental benefits to industries, government and citizens of the Pacific Northwest.
Hosted at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA, on behalf of NANOOS, IOOS and the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) office, the workshop was a major success. Over 150 participants attended to hear a keynote address by NWS Deputy Assistant Administrator Laura Furgione, presentations on NANOOS capabilities, focused talks delivered by speakers spanning long-time NANOOS members to those new to NANOOS, and panels of user case-studies on a variety of topics including Fisheries, Aquaculture, Alternative Energy, Coastal Engineering, and Hazard Response/Marine Operations. The workshop was especially productive as about 50 participants attended the second day to discuss follow-up activities. Participants hailed from a wide diversity of affiliations, including federal, tribal, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, industries, research institutions, and educational facilities. Discussions and outcomes from the workshop will help to inform future plans for improved delivery of benefits by NANOOS.
The workshop was sponsored by:
- Microsoft Research
- Puget Sound Partnership
- Reed Exhibitions
- Sea-Bird Electronics
The workshop was organized by:
- Bill Dewey, Taylor Shellfish
- Jack Dunnigan, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Ken Dzinbal, Puget Sound Partnership
- Rob Fatland, Microsoft Research
- Mike Kosro, Oregon State University
- Norge Larson, Seabird Electronics Inc.
- Dave Martin, University of Washington - Applied Physics Laboratory
- Chris Mooers, Portland State University
- Jan Newton, Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems
- Jay Pearlman, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- Ralph Rayner, Interagency Ocean Observation Committee
- Nick Rome, Interagency Ocean Observation Committee
- Steve Rumrill, State of Oregon
- Joe Schumacker, Quinault Indian Nation
- Jessica Snowden, Integrated Ocean Observing System Program Office
- Rick Spinrad, Oregon State University
- Stephen Uczekaj, The Boeing Company
- Timi Vann, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Josh Young, Interagency Ocean Observation Committee
Download the Workshop Program (PDF, 4.2 MB)
Ms. Laura Furgione, Deputy Administrator, NOAA's National Weather
Watch the Video
"Why We Are Here"
"Delivering Observations in the Northwest Region"
"Communication Through the NANOOS Visualization System"
IOOC Pacific Northwest Workshop
See all videos from the event, including user case studies