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Workshop Details:
Session 1: October 5, 2020 (12 – 2:30 p.m. ET)
Session 2: October 7, 2020 (12 – 3:30 p.m. ET)
Session 3: October 9, 2020 (12 – 1 p.m. ET)

Are you interested in learning about open problems in oceans and climate, and/or in developing Science/Engineering/Design/Art solutions to these problems?

The NSF Convergence Accelerator Office is sponsoring a “Smart Oceans/Ocean Internet of Things” virtual conference that will be held during the week of October 5 (website link). The conference will bring together ocean researchers and practitioners with computer scientists and engineers, as well as stakeholders from industry, foundations, and public policy. It aims to highlight the biggest challenges facing the ocean and brainstorm the next major innovations in ocean science & technology needed to accelerate the field forward.
The success of this conference may lead to a significant investment from the National Science Foundation for ocean research and innovation. Past topics have received investments of more than $50M (more info about the accelerator here).
The conference will focus on open problems ranging from climate to marine biology, and it will highlight the need for new computational solutions (including networking, visualization, databases, machine learning, sensing, algorithms, and robotics).

Organizing Committee

  • Fadel Adib | Associate Professor & Doherty Chair – MIT

  • Seth Zippel | Assistant Scientist – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

  • Josh Anderson | Program Coordinator – MIT Media Lab

Supported By

  • Lara Campbell | Program Director – Convergence Accelerator | National Science Foundation

  • Pradeep P. Fulay | Program Director – Convergence Accelerator | National Science Foundation

  • Pozmantier, Michael | Program Manager – Convergence Accelerator I National Science Foundation

Steering Committee

  • Rick Murray | Deputy Director and Vice President for Research | Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

  • Michael Triantafyllou | Doherty Professor & MIT Sea Grant Director | MIT

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