ONR/MTS Buoy Workshop 2002 logos
The Buoy Workshop 2002 is conducted with support from the Ocean Engineering and Marine Systems Group of the Office of Naval Research, and by the Marine Technology Society, Columbia, Maryland.

Coordination and Speaker Program
Dr. Walter Paul, MS #9
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1056
tel: (508) 289-3506
fax: (508) 457-2195
email: wpaul@whoi.edu

Registration Contact
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

Workshop Documentation
Rick Cole
University of South Florida
Dept. of Marine Science
140 7th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
tel: (727) 553-1522
fax: (727) 553-1189
email: rdc@ocg7.marine.usf.edu

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

Monday, April 8, 2002
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Icebreaker and Registration

Tuesday, April 9, 2002
8:15 AM to 5:20 PM

Wednesday, April 10, 2002
8:15 AM to 5:30 PM

Thursday, April 11, 2002
8:15 AM to Noon


Best Western University Tower Hotel
Grand Ballroom
4507 Brooklyn Avenue
Seattle, WA 98105
tel: (800) 899-0251 (reservations) or (206) 547-6029
fax: (206) 547-6029
Hotel Websites: www.universitytowerhotel.com or www.meany.com

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

Dear Workshop Participants:

Welcome to the ONR/MTS Buoy Workshop 2002. The following Final Program contains the approximate schedule for 28+ talks and tours on two days of the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) and the University of Washington’s Ship Operations and Neptune Program Office. A special theme session addresses Buoy Based Shallow and Deep Water Ocean Observatories, which have become the subject of increasing attention and activities. We are looking forward to 2 days of presentations and exchanges to learn more about the technology of oceanographic and other buoy systems as well as system components and techniques. A number of exhibitors at the workshop with their buoy technology related merchandise further complement the meeting.

The presentations are grouped into sessions organized by topics. Each group of talks concludes with a panel discussion for questioning the speakers. The panels consist of the speakers and are led by an expert in the session’s topic. We will have the benefit of participation by foreign speakers from Canada and Ecuador to learn about programs in their countries. Speakers and members of the audience are encouraged to share both successes and failures that they have experienced in their work. Near the end of the workshop there is time to give attendees the opportunity to make short contributions covering a special experience, a new device or technique, or ask general questions relating to oceanographic buoy systems.

Written papers are not required. We are requesting from the speakers a copy of their viewgraph, Power Point or other presentation material. Together with the abstracts and other information, they will form the planned Buoy Workshop Record, to be compiled after the meeting on a CD and sent to all participants.

I hope that we can enjoy another informative buoy workshop containing a full Speaker program, exhibits, and room for exchanges between participants during panel sessions and informal discussions. Thank you for attending, and welcome to Seattle.

Walter Paul
Buoy Workshop Chair
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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