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Preliminary Program



Monday, March 13, 2006
7:00 - 9:00 Icebreaker at the AmeriSuites
Hotel, 1100 University Drive East, College Station
Finger food buffet with cash bar.
Registration Desk open 07:00-08.00 PM in the Icebreaker area.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
7:00 - 8:00 Hot Breakfast Buffet
at the AmeriSuites Hotel (Meeting Room)
8:20 - 8:40 Transfer by Shuttle Bus or car
(carpool would be helpful) to the Memorial Student Center (MSC) (about 2 miles)
For driving directions/map to adjacent Parking Garage: http://transport.tamu.edu/parking/profiles/UCG.aspx
8:30 - 10:00 Workshop Registration Open outside Meeting Room (for later registration see Judy Rizoli)
9:00 - 9:20 Opening Remarks
Dr. Björn Kjerfve, Dean, College of Geosciences, and Dr. David Prior, Provost, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Announcements -

SESSION 1: OVERVIEW OF BUOY SYSTEMS
9:20 - 9:40 Rick Cole, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida, Eric Tappa, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
CARIACO, The Best Kept Secret in Oceanography
9:40 - 10:00 Chung-Chu Teng, Landry Bernard, National Data Buoy Center, and Rodney Riley, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
NDBC's New Compact Data Buoy System
10:00 - 10:20 Norman Guinasso, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Ten Years of the Texas Automated Buoy Systems (TABS)
10:20 - 11:00 Coffee Break
10:20 - 11:00 William Ostrom, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Woods Hole Massachusetts
Arctic Ice Moorings and Mooring Deployments in Pack Ice
11:40 - 11:55 SESSION DISCUSSION - Speakers of Session 1 answer questions.
Panel Leader: Rick Cole, University of South Florida
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 3:10 Tours of the Offshore Technology Research Center, the Haynes Coastal Engineering Laboratory, and the Geochemical & Environmental Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University. We will split up into smaller groups; each group will see all sites either today or tomorrow. One or two buses will provide transportation. Use of private vehicles is discouraged due to the lack of parking at the sites

SESSION 2: BUOYS AND POWER GENERATION
3:10 - 3:30 Edward C. Kern, Irradiance Inc., Lincoln Massachusetts
Surface Buoy Photovoltaic Power Optimization
3:30 - 3:50 David B. Stewart, Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. Pennington, New Jersey
Autonomous Power Buoys for Remote Ocean Locations
3:50 - 4:00 SESSION DISCUSSION
- Panel Leader: David Stewart, Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.
4:00 - 4:20 Afternoon Refreshment Break

SESSION 3: BUOY HAZARDS AND MOORING COMPONENTS
4:20 - 4:40 J. Michael Strick, Chris Meinig, NOAA Pacific Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), Seattle, Washington, and Don Conlee, National Data Buoy Center (NDBC), Stennis Space Center, Mississippi:
Recent Experiences with Hydrogen Gas (H2) Generation in Buoy Wells and Resulting Mitigation
4:40 - 5:00 Hubert Pelletier, Max Audrix, iXSea SAS, Brest, France New Acoustic Product Line for Deep Sea, Cold Water and Extreme Long Life Mooring Lines
Deployment and Positioning
5:00 - 5:10 SESSION DISCUSSION
- Panel Leaders: Chris Meinig, NOAA-PMEL, and Max Audrix, iXSea SAS
5:15 Adjourn: Shuttle bus back to Amerisuites Hotel
6:00 - 6:15 Bus shuttle departs from our hotel to Workshop Social
6:30 - 8:30 Workshop Social at the George Bush Presidential Library, appetizers, beer, wine, soft drinks Self-guided touring of exhibits of the Museum, which is part of the library. This library is on the campus of Texas A&M University, dedicated to George Bush, 41st President of the USA.

For drivers: The Library is located on the Southwest corner of the TAMU campus off Harvey Mitchell Parkway. Parking is free, carpooling from and to the hotel is encouraged.
8:30 - 8:45 Return to our hotel by shuttle bus or car
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
7:00 - 8:00 Hot Breakfast Buffet
at the AmeriSuites Hotel (Meeting Room)
8:20 - 8:30 Transfer by Shuttle Bus or car
(carpool would be helpful) to the Memorial Student Center (MSC) (about 2 miles)
For driving directions/map to adjacent Parking Garage: http://transport.tamu.edu/parking/profiles/UCG.aspx
8:15 - 9:30 Workshop Registration Open outside Meeting Room

SESSION 4: AUTONOMOUS BUOYS, BUOY BASED OBSERVATIONS AND NETWORKS
8:30 - 8:50 David Sparks and Brian Montague, SealandAire Technologies Inc. Jackson, Michigan
Persistent Unmanned Autonomous Buoy (PUMA) – Active Station Keeping Platform
8:50 - 9:10 T. R. Consi, G. Barske, H. Bootsma, T. Hansen, J. Janssen, V. Klump, R. Paddock and J. T.
Waples, UWM Great Lakes WATER Institute, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
GLUCOS: A Buoy-Based Sensor Network for Lake Michigan
9:10 - 9:30 Steve Ruberg, R.W. Muzzi, J.C. Lane, T.C. Miller, NOAA/Great Lakes Environmental
Research Lab
Real-Time Environmental Coastal Observation Network
9:30 - 9:40 SESSION DISCUSSION - Panel Leader: Steve Ruberg, NOAA/Great Lakes Environmental
Research Lab.
9:40 - 10:15 Coffee Break

SESSION 5: OCEAN OBSERVATORY AND TSUNAMI BUOY SYSTEMS, IOOS FORUM
10:15 - 10:35 Dan Frye, Jon Ware, Walter Paul, Mark Grosenbaugh, Lee Freitag, Matt Grund, Don Peters,
John Kemp, William Ostrom and Norm Farr, WHOI, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Technology for Ocean Observatories – Experience with Three Prototype Systems
10:35 - 10:55 Svein Eric Aasen, FUGRO-Oceanor Inc., Trondheim, Norway
The SEAWATCH System now also Featuring Tsunami Surveillance
11:00 -11:30 IOOS Industry Information Exchange Forum
Presenters:
Dr. Andrew Clark, IOOS Industry Liaison, National Office for Integrated and Sustained
Ocean Observations (Ocean US), Arlington, Virginia
Dr. David Green, NOAA Tsunami Program Manager, Silver Spring, Maryland, and
Elizabeth Tirpark, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC.
11:30 -Noon IOOS Question and Answer Session
Panelists:
Andrew Clark, David Green, Elizabeth Tirpak, and
Christian Meinig, NOAA-PMEL, Seattle, Washington, Rob Lawson, Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Kathleen O’Neil, National Data Buoy Center (NDBC),
Stennis Station, Mississippi, and Svein Erik Aasen, FUGRO-Oceanor, Trondheim, Norway
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch
1:20 - 3:15 Tours of the Offshore Technology Research Center, the Haynes Coastal Engineering Laboratory, and the Geochemical & Environmental Research Laboratory, all at Texas A&M University. We will split up into smaller groups; each group will see all sites either on the first or second day of the Workshop. One or two buses will provide transportation. Use of private vehicles is discouraged due to the lack of parking at the sites

SESSION 6: MEASUREMENTS FROM BUOY SYSTEMS
3:15 - 3:35 J. John Walpert, Norman Guinasso, Kevin Lamonte, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, Lisa Campbell and Patrick Spooner, Dept. of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Detection of Harmful Algae Blooms Using the Teas Automated Buoy System (TABS)
3:35 - 4:10 Refreshment Break

SESSION 7: SYSTEM UPDATES
4:10 - 4:30 Dan Frye, WHOI, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Nootka Buoy System Update
4:30 - 4:50 Hugh Milburn and Christian Meinig, NOAA-PMEL, Seattle, Washington
PICO Update
4:50 - 5:00 SESSION DISCUSSION
Panel Leader: Hugh Milburn, NOAA-PMEL, Seattle
5:00 Adjourn: Shuttle bus back to Amerisuites Hotel
5:45 Bus shuttle departs from our hotel to Banquet Retaurant
6:20 - 8:30 Banquet at Messina Hof Winery, Gallery Room, 4545 Old Reliance Road, Bryan, Texas.

For drivers: Follow Highway 6 North to Bryan, turn right on Old Reliance Road. (6-7 miles)
8:30 - 9:00 Return to our hotel by shuttle bus or car
Thursday, March 16, 2006
7:00 - 8:00 Hot Breakfast Buffet
at the AmeriSuites Hotel (Meeting Room)
8:00 - 8:30 Transfer by Shuttle Bus or car
(carpool would be helpful) to the Memorial Student Center (MSC) (about 2 miles)
For driving directions/map to adjacent Parking Garage: http://transport.tamu.edu/parking/profiles/UCG.aspx
8:30 - 8:35 Announcements

SESSION 8: AT-SEA EXPERIENCE, FAILURE ANALYSIS, SURVIVABILITY
8:35 - 8:55 Noah Lawrence-Slavas and Christian Meinig, NOAA-PMEL, Seattle, Washington
The Kuroshio Extension Observatory: Success and Lessons Learned during the First 18 Months

8:55 - 9:15 James A. Cappellini, Mooring Systems Inc., Cataumet, Massachusetts, Henri O. Berteaux, Consulting Engineer, West Falmouth, Massachusetts
Failure Analysis and Redesign of the HAARP One-Hop Mooring

9:15 - 9:35 Andrew Hamilton, Mark Chaffey, Monterey Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Moss Landing, California
Long Term Survivability of the MOOS EOM Cabled Mooring System

9:35 - 9:55 Richard P. Trask, WHOI, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Surface Mooring Synthetics: Can we Stretch More Life out of them


9:55 - 10:10 SESSION DISCUSSION -Panel Leader: Andrew Hamilton, MBARI
10:10 - 10:40 Coffee Break

SESSION 9: MOORING COMPONENTS
10:40 - 11:00 Norm Farr, Dan Frye, Mark Grosenbaugh, Walter Paul, Don Peters, WHOI,
Doug Bentley, Cortland Cable Company, Cortland, New York
Development of a Nylon EOM Mooring Cable for Moored Ocean Observatories

11:00 - 11:25 Walter Paul, WHOI, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
“Snubbers” and “Gumbys”, Combining Rubber and Nylon Reinforcement to Maximize
Stretch in Mooring Elements

11:25 -11:35 SESSION DISCUSSION
11:35 -11:45 BRAINSTORMING: LESSONS LEARNED, FUTURE TRENDS
Discussion Leaders: Dan Frye, WHOI, Andrew Hamilton, MBARI, Hugh Milburn, PMEL

11:45 - 11:50 Closing Remarks, Critique and Suggestions, Buoy Workshop 2008
11:50 End of Workshop. Requested Box Lunches will be available.

Vans to College Station Airport will be organized, carpools recommended to help out.

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