GOMO COMUNITY WORKSHOP 2021

From left to right: US Air Force C-130 Cargo airplane is pictured loading 8 drifters that were deployed in front of Hurricane Teddy (Sept. 2020); GO-SHIP launched the first GO-BGC Argo float, named Europa (March 2021); PIRATA buoy was deployed via the NOAA Ship Ron Brown (Feb. 2021); CCE-1 buoy is pictured rescued days after breaking from its anchor (June 2020).

Biennial GOMO Community Workshop

Monday, July 12 and Tuesday, July 13 | 1:00 - 5:00 PM EDT

Workshop Goals:

  • Identify priorities for GOMO areas of growth in FY22-FY25 based on new Strategic Plan

  • Share recent accomplishments with the ocean observing community which advance the Strategic Plan and meet societal needs

  • Identify ways to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion both in the research community and in our NOAA program and labs

  • Network with our community

Workshop Resources:

12:30 PM Networking Lunch | optional

1:00 PM Welcome and Goals | David Legler & Jessica Snowden

  • Introduction, NOAA/OAR/GOMO leadership messages

1:15 PM FY22 & FY23 Budget Overview and GOMO Strategic Plan | David Legler

  • Current status, challenges, opportunities in GOMO resources
  • Overview of strategic goals, leading to presentations and discussion

1:45 PM 5-MINUTE BREAK

1:50 PM Goal 1: Sustain global ocean monitoring and observing for long-term continuity and improve data quality and system efficiency

  • Moderator: Emily Smith
  • Presentations
    • Sara Purkey/Argo
    • Dave Munro/Carbon

2:20 PM Discussion Goal 1

  • Moderator: Emily Smith

3:00 PM 15-MINUTE BREAK

3:15 PM Goal 2: Innovate and evolve the ocean observing network to address emerging needs and opportunities for ocean health, ocean economy, weather & climate

  • Moderator: Jim Todd
  • Presentations
    • Samantha Wills/TPOS
    • Lance Braasch/Drifters

3:45 PM Discussion Goal 2

  • Moderator: Jim Todd

4:25 PM 5-MINUTE BREAK

4:30 PM Wrap up, expectations for Day 2 | David Legler

5:00 PM Early Career Networking Happy Hour | optional (30 minutes)

12:30 PM Networking Lunch | optional

1:00 PM Opening Remarks and Recap | David Legler

1:15 PM Announcement of new GOMO Awards and Communications Update | Jessica
Snowden & Jessica Mkitarian

1:30 PM 5-MINUTE BREAK

1:35 PM Goal 3: Improve the value, accessibility, and usability of observational data for informed decision-making.

  • Moderator: Kathy Tedesco
  • Presentations
    • Phil Thompson/Sea Level
    • Kevin O’Brien/Data Management

2:05 PM Discussion Goal 3

  • Moderator: Kathy Tedesco

2:45 PM 15-MINUTE BREAK

3:00 PM Goal 4: Develop and capitalize on the expertise and capacity of the ocean observing enterprise

  • Moderator: Alma Vázquez-Lule
  • Presentations
    • Jessica Cross/DEI and Indigenous Communities
    • Renellys Perez/DEI Latinos@NOAA

3:30 PM Discussion Goal 4

  • Moderator: Alma Vázquez-Lule

4:10 PM 5-MINUTE BREAK

 

4:15 PM Closing Remarks and Next Steps | David Legler & Jessica Snowden

GOMO Community Workshop 2019. We look forward to seeing you virtually in 2021 and in person again soon!