OCB Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions: Scoping directions for U.S. research

October 1-3, 2019 (Sterling, Virginia, USA)

This workshop will gather U.S. scientists working at the air-sea interface to identify research priorities and facilitate the communication and collaboration required for future significant research advances. Leadership for this workshop will be provided by the Ocean Atmosphere Interaction Committee (OAIC). The workshop will serve as a critical next step in strengthening the U.S. air-sea interaction research community and encouraging synergistic activities across disciplines and nations.

This 3-day scoping workshop will be open to interested members of the community, but attendance will be limited to ~60-65 scientists who are prepared to contribute to in-depth discussions about research priorities and engagement with international SOLAS. Participants will present and share cutting edge research and participate in discussions to identify key knowledge gaps and prioritize research needed to advance the field.

From the discussions at the workshop, the OAIC will assemble a “grassroots” document to help coalesce the U.S. air-sea interaction research community around a common set of science goals and research priorities. The workshop and its outcomes are expected to strengthen ties between the ocean and atmosphere research communities and foster a more cohesive U.S. contribution to international SOLAS.

The workshop will be held October 1-3, 2019 at The Woodlands at Algonkian in Sterling, VA. The workshop will include keynote talks that summarize the current state of knowledge and highlight interesting unknowns and areas for future research in the five core themes of the 2015-2025 SOLAS Science Plan, which will set the stage for participant discussions about current US priorities in ocean-air interaction research within these themes. Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Laure Resplandy (Princeton): Core Theme 1: Greenhouse gases and the oceans
  • Bill Asher (UW/APL): Core Theme 2: Air-sea interface and fluxes of mass and energy
  • Ray Najjar (Penn State): Core Theme 3: Atmospheric deposition and ocean biogeochemistry
  • Amanda Frossard (UGA): Core Theme 4: Interconnections between aerosols, clouds, and marine ecosystems
  • Eric Saltzman (UCI): Core Theme 5: Ocean biogeochemical control on atmospheric chemistry

 

Applications are closed.

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Workshop Sponsors

This workshop is an activity of the Ocean Carbon Biogeochemistry (OCB) program, which is funded by NSF and NASA.