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CHALLENGING THE LOOP – Town Hall Meeting (OSM 2018) | Marine Technology Society
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2018 Challenging the loop town hall event

Loop Current System (LCS) dynamics are fundamental to the Gulf of Mexico’s complex oceanographic processes: deep Gulf physics, eddy migration, hurricane interactions, and Gulf ecosystem connectivity. Targeted observations, time-series monitoring, new technologies, & improved hydrodynamic models, could improve knowledge of the LCS and Gulf of Mexico oceanographic processes.

The Town Hall will kick off with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Gulf Research Program unveiling their recommendations and next steps towards improving characterization of the LCS.

Following the presentation will be an expert panel discussion on why the Loop Current and associated eddies continue to challenge monitoring and modeling efforts.

Refreshments will be provided.

MTS Challening the Loop

OREGON BALLROOM 201
Portland Convention Center
February 14, 2018
18:00 – 20:00

Refreshments ● Research
Discussion ● Networking

KEY NOTE SPEAKER
Kelly Oskvig
National Academies of Sciences,
Engineering, and Medicine

EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION
Rick Spinrad
Former NOAA Chief Scientist
Steve DiMarco
Texas A&M University
Pat Hogan
Naval Research Lab
Barb Kirkpatrick
Gulf of Mexico Coast
Ocean Observation System (GCOOS)
Neha Sharma
Woods Hole Group, Inc.
Fritz Stahr
University of Washington

CHALLENGING THE LOOP
From LCE Impacts to Future
Research in GoM
Understanding & Predicting the
GoM Loop Current: Critical Gaps
& Recommendations