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Education and Public Engagement Requirements Workshop

The workshop outcome and resulting requirements are documented in the EPE workshop report (FINAL) and the OOI Cyber User Requirements (DOORS Export).

Organization

  • Date: June 16-17 2008 (Monday morning 8:30am to Tuesday 1pm)
  • Location: Embassy Suites Hotel - Downtown - Portland, OR
  • Duration: 1.5 days
  • Size: 6 invitees

Description 

The Education and Public Engagement Requirements Workshop will focus on the unique needs of education and outreach professionals who will use the Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI) CyberInfrastructure (CI) for teaching, inspiring the next generation of ocean scientists and fostering a more ocean literate society. The purpose of the meeting is to elicit requirements from domain education/outreach professionals and science translators who are actively engaged in technology-based observatory related activities. The elicitation process will include documenting domain professionals' current practices, articulating OOI CI capabilities and developing use case scenarios for the OOI CI based on that integrated information. Specific topics to be addressed include:

  • Authoring of non-scientist user interfaces
  • Data products for education and public use
  • Interfaces to a visualization and data processing function
  • Boundaries and interfaces between the cyber-infrastructure and scientist and education users
  • Need for high bandwidth data products in public settings

The workshop will not cover the issues involved in developing an Implementing Organization for the Education/Outreach. Also issues related to the integrated management, operations, sensor control, and science focuses will not be addressed as they have been explored extensively by earlier workshops.

Agenda

Day 1 (6/16) - Context and current state

Time Presenter/ Moderator Topic

  Breakfast provided by the hotel
08:30am Cheryl Peach
Welcome from the organizers;
Introductions of the participants
08:40am Oscar Schofield
OOI Science Background
09:00am Cheryl Peach
OOI CI Education and Public Outreach
09:20am Michael Meisinger Purpose and intent of this meeting, outcome expectations;
OOI CI user requirements elicitation process
09:40am Sage Lichtenwalner,
Memorie Yasuda,
Liesl Hotaling
Background Presentations by the invited participants:
3 Presentations at 15 minutes each with time for discussions
10:40am

Break
11:00am Bob Collier,
Deb Kelley,
Andrea Thorrold
Background Presentations by OOI participants:
3 Presentations at 15 minutes each with time for discussions
12:00pm   Lunch provided by the hotel
1:00pm Michael Meisinger,
Elizabeth Rosenzweig,
Claudiu Farcas
Education and public engagement use cases scenarios: Current day education and public outreach applications.
03:00pm Break
03:15pm Michael Meisinger,
Elizabeth Rosenzweig,
Claudiu Farcas
Education and public engagement use cases scenarios: Current day education and public outreach applications and their non-scientist user interfaces, data products.

Day 2 (6/17) - Vision for the future

Time Presenter/ Moderator Topic

  Breakfast provided by the hotel
08:30am Michael Meisinger Proposed CI infrastructure for the OOI
09:00am
Michael Meisinger,
Elizabeth Rosenzweig,
Claudiu Farcas
Education and public engagement use cases scenarios: Future education and public outreach applications for the OOI Integrated Observatory, facilitated by the CI. Non-scientist user interfaces and data products. Boundaries and interfaces between the cyber-infrastructure and scientist and education users.
10:30am   Break
10:45am Michael Meisinger,
Elizabeth Rosenzweig,
Claudiu Farcas
Education and public engagement use cases scenarios: Future education and public outreach applications for the OOI Integrated Observatory, facilitated by the CI. Interfaces to a visualization and data processing function.
12:30pm Cheryl Peach
Wrap-up and feedback
01:00pm   Workshop adjourns
    Lunch provided by the hotel

Participants

  • Sage Lichtenwalner, Rutgers
  • Memorie Yasuda, SIO
  • Liesl Hotaling, Beacon Institute

OOI Participants:

  • Cheryl Peach, SIO
  • Oscar Schofield, Rutgers
  • Bob Collier, OSU
  • Sally Duncan, OSU
  • Deb Kelley, UW
  • Shelby Walker, NSF
  • Michael Meisinger, UCSD
  • Claudiu Farcas, UCSD
  • Alex Talalayevsky, Ocean Leadership
  • Andrea Thorrold, WHOI
  • Lorraine Brasseur, Ocean Leadership

Preparation Materials 

  • Participant Questionnaire (available soon).
  • Please see the list of materials on the workshop reading materials page. In particular the summary reports of the previous workshop meetings are essential background materials.

Presentations and Workshop Materials

Workshop Results 

(link to access restricted coordination page for the CI requirements team)

Logistics and Reimbursement

All workshop participants can now make their own flight arrangements to Portland, Oregon.  We recommend that you arrive on Sunday and depart late on Tuesday or (preferably) early Wednesday.  Please retain receipts for reimbursement through Karen Schwamb at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  Karen's contact information is:

Karen Schwamb / Administrative Associate
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd., MS 7
Woods Hole, MA  02543
kschwamb@whoi.edu
Telephone:  508-289-2675 / Fax:  508-457-2006

We've contracted a meeting room and a block of rooms for workshop attendees at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Portland-Downtown, 319 SW Pine Street, 97204 (800-643-7892).  They provide plenty of information (including directions) on their web site.  

http://embassysuites1.hilton.com/en_US/es/hotel/PDXPSES-Embassy-Suites-Portland-Downtown-Oregon/index.do

Workshop attendees should call the Embassy Suites before 6 June (sorry for the short notice) to reserve your room and let the reservationist know that you should receive the $132/night rate associated with the CYB group code.  You will be responsible for payment at checkout. Please retain your receipt for reimbursement through Karen.

As far as transportation to and from the airport, Lorraine clued me into the fact that Portland has a great light rail system and it stops 2 blocks from the hotel at the corner of 1st St and Oak St.  (then walk NW up 1st St for ~1/2 block, turn left on SW Pine St and the hotel is 2 blocks up Pine. - MAP).  Comparison pricing as follows:

Taxi ~ $30 each way
Hotel Parking $15/day (no in-out)
Hotel Valet Parking $23/day
Light Rail $1.60 each way

Directions from the airport are available on the hotel's web site (see link above).  Our coordinator - Rita Bauer - can help with driver-rider coordination if you would rather ride with someone.  Her contact information is:

Rita M. Bauer
Special Projects Coordinator
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0225
La Jolla, CA 92093-0225
858.822.2946
858.822.3372 (Fax)
rmbauer@ucsd.edu

The hotel provides a complete (hot) breakfast for all guests - and the workshop attendees will receive breaks/snacks and lunch on both days.  You will be on your own for dinner each day - but the hotel can provide you with a list of local restaurants to make your selection easier.  Woods Hole meal perdiem reimbursement rate is limited to $45 per day.  As a single meal, dinner is limited to $25.  Please retain your receipts and submit to Karen for reimbursement.

We hope this provides you with the information you need - but if not - please do not hesitate to contact Karen or Rita should you have questions regarding the workshop or need assistance in making your arrangements.

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