Research Highlights

Oleander Workshop II:  25 Years of Operations
A workshop to discuss past, present and future trajectories of the Oleander Project was convened at the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography (URI/GS) campus in Narragansett, RI on October 26-27, 2016.  Hosted by Tom Rossby, lead PI for the NSF-funded observational program, the workshop provided a constructive forum for the group to assess ongoing and future scientific objectives, logistical details, and strategies to broaden the program’s visibility and utility across multiple research disciplines.  In addition to the project PIs (Rossby, Flagg, Donohue, Curry), the group welcomed participants from NOAA/AOML (Goni, Dong, Bringas, Baringer), NOAA Northeast Fisheries (Melrose), and researchers addressing topics of ocean circulation, biogeochemistry and climate (Andres, Palter, Omand).  Presentations and discussions highlighted impending upgrades (new ship and instruments), the roles now played by BIOS and NOAA, a new website and data dissemination infrastructure, a novel suite of proposed interdisciplinary observations, and a set of focused scientific questions to be addressed with the Oleander datasets

Related documents:
PDF of full meeting report
Oleander Project History by Dan Smith
Ship of Opportunity Program History by Robert Benway
“Packing Science into a Shipping Vessel” article in EOS