NEPTUNE Canada

NEPTUNE Canada Workshop

Agenda: 14-16 Feb 2009

Location

David F. Strong Building

Saturday 14 Feb: 9:00-4:30

SCIENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING: 8:00-9:00
INTRODUCTIONS 9:00-9:30

Review of Progress & Installation Schedule
Chris Barnes, Project Director, NEPTUNE Canada

Objectives for the Workshop
Mairi Best, Associate Director, Science

RESEARCH TEAM RECAPS 9:00-11:40

Short science presentations by each research team:

  1. Endeavour heat flux (Karen Bemis / Rutgers)
  2. Bullseye Vent gas hydrates (George Spence / UVic)
  3. CSEM and Sea Floor Compliance (Nigel Edwards / UT)
  4. Endeavour overview (Kathy Gillis / UVic)
  5. Ocean crustal hydrogeology (Alison LaBonte / GSC)
  6. Barkley Canyon Hydrates (Brian Bornhold and Benoît Pirenne / NEPTUNE Canada)
  7. Disturbance in benthic ecosystems (Paul Snelgrove /Dalhousie)
  8. Coastal marine ecosystem (Ron Tanasichuk / DFO)
  9. Endeavour currents (Rick Thomson / GSC)
  10. Tsunami meter (Rick Thomson / GSC)
  11. Seismograph network (William Wilcock / UW)
PROFILES & PODCASTS 11:45-12:00
  1. Update your profile if you haven't already!
  2. Introduction to our podcast plan; volunteer recruitment
PREPARATION FOR INSTALLATION 1:00-4:15
  1. Testing
  2. Location, position and orientation of instruments
  3. Schedule and participation during installation
  4. Starting configuration
  5. Calibration interval and means
  6. Maintenance necessary, interval, tasks
  7. Test data analysis
OCEAN NETWORKS CANADA 4:15-4:30

Overview, comments and video presentation by Martin Taylor
David Strong Building – Main Classroom – C112

RECEPTION: 4:30-6:00

David Strong Building Lobby

 


Sunday 15 Feb: 9:00-5:00

DATA COORDINATION & COLLABORATION 9:00-12:00
  1. Data use by multiple users
  2. Basic analysis tools - MatLab, R, Sigmaplot
  3. Event detection definitions - type of events of interest, thresholds, alert types
  4. Data products and models
  5. Preliminary publications
BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

Acoustic/sonar, imagery, chemistry, geology, biology:

  • how they work
  • process data
  • is there a need to share data with multiple users?
COMMUNICATIONS & FUTURE PROPOSALS 2:45-4:00

Communications overview

  1. Communications plans overview
  2. Key messages
  3. Institutional participation (beyond UVic)
  4. Initial findings

Future Proposals

  1. Funding sources
  2. Application process
  3. Data policy and instrument requirements
WRAP UP 4:00-4:30

Summary and next steps


Monday 16 Feb: 9:00-4:30

OCEANS 2.0

Overview 9:00-9:15
Benoit Pirenne, Associate Director, Information Technology

Architecture & Objectives for the day 9:15-9:30
Eric Guillemot, Software Development Manager

Oceans 2.0 Project Environment 9:30-10:15
Reyna Jenkyns, Scientific Programmer

Break 10:15-10:30

Oceans 2.0 Prototype Demo 10:30-11:45
Reyna Jenkyns, Scientific Programmer
Darryl Bidulock, Observatory Monitoring and Control Developer

Ocean DIVE 11:45-12:00
Dwight Owens, Web Content Manager

Lunch 12:00-1:00

Interoperability & discussion 1:00-1:45
Benoit Pirenne, Associate Director, Information Technology

New Technologies 1:45-2:30
Darryl Bidulock, Observatory Monitoring and Control Developer

Break 2:30-2:45

WRAP UP 2:45-4:00

Summary and next steps