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DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED TO MARCH 6, 2020

An abstract of 200 to 500 words in should be uploaded via the workshop web page by this date and may include one or two illustrations or photo images. Your contribution should be of technical, not promotional nature. Abstracts are to be received by this date to be considered. Authors will be notified of abstract status shortly after receipt.

WORKSHOP THEME: “Moored Systems for the Future” Buoy and mooring system developments and advancements to address the needs of a changing world.

FORMAT: The Speaker Program will be organized on focused topical sessions consisting of 20-minute power-point presentations followed by a question and answer panel discussion.  Topics include, but are not limited to:

ECOSYSTEMS MONITORING
Coastal processes
Water quality
Harmful algal blooms (HABS)
Marine mammal monitoring
Bottom boundary
Fisheries

LONG-TERM OBSERVING SYSTEMS
IOOS: SECOORA, GCOOS, MARACOOS…  etc…
UNC-W CORMP
NOAA: PMEL, NDBC and CO-OPS
Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI)
JAMSTEC
Australia – CSIRO, IMOS, AIMS
China State Oceanic Administration (SOA), FIO
Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS)
National Taiwan Univ., NTU

RELIABILITY AND HARSH ENVIRONMENTS
Through the Air-Sea Interface – It Always Breaks Right Under the Buoy
Cold Climate Systems: Arctic and Antarctic Ice Buoy Systems and Components
Service Life Prediction and Testing of Key Components

POWER
Mooring Power Systems   – Prediction, Modeling, Management, and Control
Green Buoy Power Systems – Wind, Solar, Waves, etc.
Marine Hydrokinetics – Systems for Harvesting the Energy of Waves and Currents
Offshore Floating Wind Platforms, their Moorings and Cable Challenges

DATA
Mooring Data Systems: Collection, Storage, and Retrieval – from Seafloor to Surface
Mooring Telemetry – Inductive, WiFi, Acoustic, Optical, Satellite, Cellular, etc.
Shore Telemetry – Line of Sight RF, Cell, Satellite, etc.
Adaptive sampling
Instrumenting buoys of opportunity

SENSORS & INSTRUMENTATION
Physical Oceanography, Meteorology, Air-Sea Interaction
Wave measurement
Biology, Chemistry, Geology
Acoustics – Passive Acoustic Marine Mammal (PAM), Vessel Detection, Port Security

MOORING DESIGN
Continuous improvement – lessons Learned from past failures
Hydrodynamic Modeling of Mooring Systems
Operations and maintenance (O&M)
Buoy Mooring Cables and their Terminations
Low-Impact Moorings for Environmentally Sensitive Sites

SYNERGY
Solutions and Experience from Oil Exploration Platforms and Buoy Systems
Docking Systems (AUV, Gliders)
Data collection from “buoys of opportunity”

Electronic copies of each presentation should be emailed by the presentation deadline to:
rdsea_inc@hotmail.com
dpeters@whoi.edu

Please submit presentations as early as possible so they may be loaded onto the workshop presentation computer. Please notify us in advance if you will need to use your own computer for your presentation. Both the abstract and presentation material will be included in the Workshop Record. If you have any questions about abstracts and presentation material, please send an email to the address above.

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