IOOS Spring Meeting 2017

Join the IOOS Program Office, Regional Associations and more for the IOOS Spring Meeting on March 14-16, 2017 to continue discussion with NOAA partners on the Closing the Gaps campaign and IOOS Data Management and Communications (DMAC).

Meeting Materials

 

Meeting Overview

Tuesday March 14 - IOOS Program Meeting
Location: NOAA Building 3, 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 4527 (1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910)

  • Meet in Hotel Lobby to Walk to Metro: 7:30 AM
  • IOOS PO Meeting with Region Associations: 8:30 - 12:00 PM
  • IOOS Strategic Planning Session: 1- 5 PM
  • Farewell Dinner for Zdenka Willis at Acadiana Restaurant (901 New York Ave NW,  Washington, DC 20001): 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Wednesday March 15 - Joint DMAC Meeting
Location: NOAA Building 3, 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 4527 (1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910)

  • Meet in Hotel Lobby to Walk to Metro: 7:30 AM
  • Joint DMAC Meeting: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Informal Reception at Denizen’s Brewing Company (1115 East West Highway,Silver Spring, MD 20910): 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Thursday March 16 - IOOS Association Board Meeting
Location: Consortium for Ocean Leadership, (1201 New York Ave NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005)

  • Meet in Hotel Lobby to Walk to COL: 7:00 AM
  • IOOS Association Board Meeting: 7:15 AM - 9 AM
 
Hotel Information
Hotel: Comfort Inn DC Downtown/Convention Center (1201 13th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005)
Phone: 202-719-1632
 
Detailed Agenda
 
Tuesday March 14, 2017 - IOOS Program Meeting
Location: NOAA Building 3, 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 4527 (1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
 
7:30 AM Meet at hotel lobby to take redline to NOAA via Metro (Red Line at Metro Center to Silver Spring).
8:00 AM Coffee, Tea

8:30 AM

Welcome, Introductions and Overview of the Day
Carl Gouldman, U.S. IOOS Program Office, and Josie Quintrell, IOOS Association

8:45 AM

Discussion with Dr. Russell Callender, NOS Assistant Administrator
(Also attending - Dr. Nicole Le Boeuf, Deputy Assistant Administrator)

  • NOAA, NOS and IOOS in the New Administration
  • NOS Priorities and Activities
  • Roundtable Discussion / RA Stakeholder Success Stories 
9:45 AM Break

10:00 AM

Discussion with Carl Gouldman, U.S. IOOS Program Office Director

  • Priorities for the Coming Year
  • Program Office Changes and Updates
  • Regional Engagement Plans 
  • Discussion

11:00 AM

Moving Forward Under Uncertain Budget Environments

  • Making a strong argument for the value of IOOS
  • Strategies for potential contracting budget scenarios
  • Next Steps
12:00 PM Lunch (provided for non-feds)

1:00 PM

IOOS Strategic Planning
IOOS Program Office, Regional Associations and Interagency Ocean Observation Committee Members

1:00        Opening and Context Setting  
1:45        IOOS Enterprise Planning Process Overview
1:55        Mission and Vision 

  • Consideration of existing Mission and Vision

2:40        Break
2:55        Guiding Principles

  • What are the core beliefs or guiding principles that underlie our work and are central to who we are moving forward?

3:50        Core Capabilities

  • What does IOOS do best/is of greatest service that is important to preserve in the future?

4:40        Next Steps and Closing

5:00 PM Adjourn - Regional Association’s Travel to Hotel

6:15 PM

Meet in Hotel Lobby to walk to Dinner with Zdenka (~10 minutes walk)

6:30 PM

Farewell Dinner with Zdenka Willis and Regional Association Directors
Acadiana Restaurant (901 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001)

 
Wednesday March 15, 2017 - Joint DMAC Meeting
Location: NOAA Building 3, 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 4527 (1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
 
7:30 AM Meet at hotel lobby to take redline to NOAA via Metro (Red Line at Metro Center to Silver Spring).
8:00 AM Coffee, Tea

8:30 AM

DMAC Planning Session

  • Welcome - Carl Gouldman, U.S. IOOS Program Officer Director
  • Agenda Overview, Meeting Guidelines and Introductions – Ora Grodsky, Just Works Consulting

9:00 AM

Where Are We Now?
Derrick Snowden, U.S. IOOS Program

9:25 AM Broad Mission, Vision, 5- Year Outcomes

10:20 AM

Break

10:35 AM

Core Capacities

  • Presentation: Snapshot of Current Capacities
    Micah Wengren, Tiffany Vance, Kathy Bailey – U.S. IOOS Program Office
  • Small Group Conversation
  • Reporting out
  • Whole Group – Recap
12:25 PM Lunch

1:10 PM

Integration of National and Regional
Derrick Snowden, U.S. IOOS Program Office and Jim Potemra, University of Hawaii

  • Context Setting and Opportunities
  • Small groups
2:40 PM Break

2:55 PM

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Presentation: How the Program Office Works - Future Directions and Inner Workings
    Derrick Snowden and Dave Easter, U.S. IOOS Program Office
  • Small Group Discussion
  • Reporting Out
  • Whole Group - Recap

4:30 PM

Next Steps and Closing
Derrick Snowden, U.S. IOOS Program and Ora Grodsky, Just Works Consulting

5:00 PM Adjourn
5:15 PM Informal Reception
Denizen’s Brewing Company (1115 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Light Apps Provided- Cash Bar
 
Thursday March 16, 2017 - IOOS Association Board Meeting
 Location: Consortium for Ocean Leadership, (1201 New York Ave NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005) 
7:00 AM Meet in Hotel Lobby to Walk to Consortium for Ocean Leadership
7:15 AM Breakfast Served

7:30 AM

IOOS Association Board Meeting   

  • Roll call
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Review of Financial Report
  • Appointment of Nominating Committee
  • Hill Meeting Prep and Appropriations

8:30 AM

Remarks and discussion with Erik Elam, Legislative Director, Senator Sullivan (R-AK), Chairman Senate’s Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard Subcommittee

9:00 AM Adjourn for Hill Meetings