IOCS-2019 Breakout Workshop Chairs

A top-down approach has been adopted for the breakout workshops. The nine general topics listed below will address current critical issues in ocean colour science, and will provide feedback to the space agencies. Chairs and Co-Chairs will lead and develop the scope of each session which will include a few short talks, followed by group discussions centered on the key questions. A significant amount of time will be set aside for group discussions, as well as a synthesis of the feedback that arises from these discussions to formulate the key messages. The desired output of each session could be a short group report or peer review paper summarizing the session recommendations or needs. This is an excellent opportunity to engage your specific community and discuss new advances in the field.

Breakout Workshops for IOCS-2019

Tuesday 9 April 2019 (2:00 – 4:30 pm)

  1. Open source scientific computing tools and resources
  2. Going beyond HPLC: Coming to consensus on science requirements for assessing phytoplankton composition from hyperspectral imagery
  3. High temporal/spatial resolution applications

Wednesday 10 April 2019 (2:00 – 4:30 pm)

  1. RS of optically-complex and shallow waters
  2. Vicarious calibration and validation protocols
  3. Research to operations (R2O) applications

Thursday 11 April 2019 (9:30 am  – 12:15 pm)

  1. Emerging new technologies for OC research
  2. Sensor calibration
  3. AC under complex/extreme environments

Breakout Session Chair Responsibilities

Once notified of acceptance of their proposal, breakout workshop Chairs are requested to prepare the full session in advance and confirm all speakers.  Many sessions will be concurrent, so please plan to use the community time effectively.  Chairs should identify a Co-Chair(s) as well as a rapporteur for the proposed session and are responsible for contacting potential speakers for their session and making sure the speakers understand the goals and the logistics of the session ahead of the meeting. In addition, Chairs should compile a list of key questions/scientific focus areas, along with desired outcomes, to steer the dialogue in the intended direction.

Chairs should ensure that the discussions during the breakout workshops lead to a consensus document outlined with the participants.  Each session Chair is invited to give a brief presentation during the IOCS meeting plenary summarising the outcomes of the breakout workshop. Chairs are also requested to provide a short write up (1-2 pages) synthesizing the discussions and highlighting the key messages to be carried forward to the space agencies. These breakout reports will be posted on the meeting website within a week or so of the meeting and will also be incorporated into the full report of the meeting.  As already mentioned, this short summary output of each session could be rolled in a peer review paper or report following the meeting.