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Workshop on Linkages Between the Ocean Observatories Initiative and
the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

A workshop sponsored by JOI/USSSP and Neptune

Date: July 17-18, 2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Organizers: Andy Fisher ( and Kevin Brown (
Applications: before May 16th, 2003

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. Planning is also underway for a community meeting in early 2004 to help craft 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 and identify essential experiments and technologies that will help to achieve them. We also seek to enhance communication between OOI and IODP participants, and to encourage participation in both programs by a diverse group of scientists, technologists, and educators.

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 IODP-OOI workshop are available at this URL:

Applications will be accepted until 5/16/03.

Please contact Andy Fisher <>, or Kevin Brown <> with questions.

May 21, 2003