10:00 a.m.

Interdisciplinary ramifications of seafloor microbial observatories

Anna-Louise Reysenbach (Portland State University)

10:20 a.m.


10:40 a.m.

Coastal oceanography and time-series measurements

Peter Jumars (University of Maine)

11:00 a.m.

The need for an ocean floor network in global earth studies

Adam Dziewonski (Harvard)

11:20 a.m.

Introduction to breakout session 1

11:40 a.m.

Breakout session 1 and working lunch

3:30 p.m.


3:45 p.m.

Breakout session 1 wrap-up (in plenary)

5:15 p.m.

Meeting adjourns for the day

5:30 p.m.

Cash-bar and posters related to seafloor observatories

7:00 p.m.

Symposium Dinner

8:30 p.m.

Evening speaker: Neptune: Oceanography at the scale of a tectonic plate

John Delaney (University of Washington)


7:30 a.m.



8:30 a.m.

Summary of previous day and introduction to the day's activities – William Ryan

8:40 a.m.

Undersea fiberoptic cable systems: High-tech telecommunications tempered by a century of ocean cable experience

Patrick Trischitta (Tyco Submarine Systems)

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