ONR/MTS Buoy Workshop 2000 logos
The Buoy Workshop 2000 is conducted with support from the Ocean Engineering and Marine Systems of the Office of Naval Research, and from the Marine Technology Society, Washington D.C.

Dr. Walter Paul, MS #9
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
tel: (508) 289-3506
fax: (508) 457-2195
email: wpaul@whoi.edu

Judith Rizoli White, MS #12
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1056
tel: (508) 289-2456
fax: (508) 457-2194
email: jrizoli@whoi.edu

ONR/MTS Buoy Workshop
Final Program
Main | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3
Dates and Times

Tuesday, May 9, 2000 - 8:15 AM to 5:10 PM

Wednesday, May 10, 2000 - 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM

Thursday, May 11, 2000 - 8:15 AM to Noon


Clark 5th Floor Conference Area
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole MA 02543
Tel: 508/457-2000, Fax: 508/457-2195

Sponsoring Organizations
Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC Marine Technology Society, Buoy Committee, Washington, DC

The following Final Program contains the approximate schedule for 31 talks and two tours of some of the laboratories and the shops of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The Workshop intends to stimulate a thorough exchange and to provide up-to-date information on the status of this highly specialized technology. A special session will address the theme: Going for the Long Haul: Oceanographic Buoy Systems for Long Term Deployments, where speakers will provide insight into oceanographic buoy systems that have overcome the many challenges to long term survival in the ocean environment.

Presentations are grouped into sessions. Each group of talks ends with a panel discussion, headed by a recognized expert in the topic covered during the session. We will have the benefit of foreign participation, with speakers from Canada, Great Britain, and Taiwan reporting about buoy programs in their countries. Speakers and members of the audience are encouraged to share both failures and successes in their work. At the end of the second day’s program there is time for attendees to give short, impromptu presentations about a special experience, a new device developed, or a technique learned to improve the mastering of buoy systems, as well as to ask questions. Exhibits by firms with buoy system related merchandise are displayed in the Workshop area. In addition, Mooring Systems Inc., a local manufacturer, organized displays of several specialized suppliers to the oceanographic buoy systems in an Open House on the first night and after the closing of the Workshop. All of this together with the tours of WHOI facilities and sites should contribute to a true exchange and learning atmosphere that characterizes the workshop environment.

I hope that you will enjoy the Buoy Workshop with its many contributions provided by the volunteering speakers, as well as meeting the people working in the challenging specialized technology of oceanographic buoys systems. Thank you for coming to Woods Hole.

Walter Paul
Buoy Workshop Coordinator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
tel: (508) 289-3506
fax: (508) 457-2195
email: wpaul@whoi.edu


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