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Project Title: Advancing Understanding of Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Dynamics

PIN: GULF-GULFEO-16-02         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Gulf Research Program of the NAS-NAE-IOM-NRC

Sub Unit:
Gulf Research Program of the NAS-NAE-IOM-NRC, Executive Office
Ocean Studies Board

Oskvig, Kelly

Subject/Focus Area:
Earth Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; International Issues; Math, Chemistry and Physics

Advancing Understanding of Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Dynamics
March 23, 2017 - March 24, 2017
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Teri Thorowgood
Phone: 202-334-1487


Thursday, March 23, 2017

CLOSED SESSION – Committee and NASEM Staff Only

8:30 A.M. to 9:45 A.M.

OPEN SESSION: History and Current State of Research Regarding the Loop Current System

10:00 A.M. The Loop Current and the Deep Gulf of Mexico from Observations – via WebEx - Peter Hamilton, NCSU

11:30 A.M. Overview of Gulf of Mexico Circulation and History of Research – Via WebEx- Tony Sturges, FSU

12:30 P.M. Lunch

1:30 P.M. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Perspective: Overview of recent BOEM-funded research and BOEM’s perspective on critical research needs and the future of LC research - Alexis Lugo-Fernandez, BOEM

2:30 P.M. O&G Industry Perspective: Highlights from collaborative LC research programs and industry perspective on critical needs and gaps in LC research - James Stear, Chevron

3:30 P.M. Break

4:00 P.M. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Perspective: Overview of recent Navy-funded research, the Navy’s perspective on critical research needs and the future of LC research - Pat Hogan, NRL

5:00 P.M. Open for continued discussion

5:30 P.M. Adjourn

Friday, March 24, 2017

CLOSED SESSION – Committee and NASEM Staff Only

7:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

1:30 P.M. Adjourn

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Paul Gaffney (chair)
Shuyi Chen
Steven DiMarco
Scott Glenn
Rouying He
Joseph Kuehl
Robert Leben
Pierre Lermusiaux
Ruth Perry
Daniel Rudnick
Neha Sharma
Randolph Watts
Robert Weisberg
Dana Yoerger

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Study Policies and Procedures
Statement of Task
Study Methodology and Approach
Identifying Info Needs
Development of TOC and Chapter Assignments
Future Meeting Dates and Locations

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: April 6, 2017