IOP Algorithm WorkshopPlanned to be held in conjunction with Ocean Optics XIX, Barga, Italy, October 3rd and 4th, 2008
Dear Community Members,
An IOP algorithm workshop will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Ocean Optics Conference (www.oceanopticsconference.org) at the Il Ciocco Hotel in Barga (Lucca), Italy from 3-4 October 2008. The motivation for this activity was disseminated via email last week (forwarded below). Today, we formally invite applications to participate in the Workshop.
Our long-term goal is achieving community consensus on the most effective algorithmic approach for producing global scale, remotely-sensed IOP data products. In this Workshop, we will specifically review algorithm: (1) parameterization, inversion, and optimization; (2) associated uncertainties; (3) spectral requirements; (4) applicable spatial and geophysical ranges; and (5) satellite inversion failure conditions (and their remediation).
A preliminary list of specific questions to be addressed accompanies this message as a PDF attachment titled OOXIX_IOP_Workshop_Questions.pdf
We are seeking community members with *established* IOP algorithms or related approaches and interest in constructing a consolidated method for generating global satellite data products.
*Participation will be limited to ~20 people.* Participation is limited for logistical reasons, and our goal is to ensure that the participants represent the spectrum of existing approaches and relevant backgrounds. We have identified a small international committee to assist in the selection process.
We expect the Workshop to be the culmination of shared analyses conducted from June to September 2008. *Active participation will be required during these months.* Specifically, we expect participants to address Workshop questions prior to the meeting. The Workshop itself will focus on interpretation and assimilation of the individual results.
Community members wishing to participate should respond to "email@example.com" with a brief description of their related interests and anticipated roles in this Workshop. Please attach documentation that describes an *existing* approach. Please plan on providing software (or support) to be disseminated to all participants and incorporated into the OBPG Level-2 processing code (msl12).
Participants will be responsible for Workshop travel and lodging expenses.
Please respond by 25 April 2008.
The OBPG will provide both in situ (e.g., NOMAD version 2) and satellite evaluation data sets. The OBPG will also develop a comprehensive Web site to distribute documentation and software and to consolidate and catalog ongoing results.
Thank you very much for your interest in this activity.
The NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group and Colleagues
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