12th – 14th Sep 2016 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK

A pdf version of the agenda can be downloaded here.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

9:00 – 9:15 Registration
9:15 – 9:30 Richard Sanders (National Oceanography Centre, UK)
Welcome to National Oceanography Centre
9:30 – 10:00 Sari Giering (National Oceanography Centre, UK)
Introduction to TOMCAT 
10:00 – 11:30 Klas Möller (Helmholz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany)
Undersampled and underrated? Observing the role of marine snow in aquatic ecosystems using a Video Plankton Recorder 
11:30 – 12:30 Sünnje Basedow (UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)
Laser Optical Plankton Counter Particles: What are they and what can we learn from them? 
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Nathan Briggs (Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche-sur-Mer, France)
Using high-frequency autonomous backscattering and attenuation to track fluxes of sinking particles 
14:00 – 15:00 Lionel Guidi (Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche-sur-Mer, France)
The UVP: Underwater Vision Profiler 
15:00 – 16:00 Sandy Thomalla (SOCCO, South Africa)
Using optics to get to primary production, net carbon production and phytoplankton carbon 
16:00 – 16:30 Tom Trull (CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Australia)
Size vs Class
16:30 – 17:30 Discussion: Optical measurements
19:00 Dinner

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

9:00 – 10:00 Morten Iversen (Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany)
In situ camera systems & what they can tell us about particle-zooplankton interaction and fluxes
10:00 – 10:30 Emma Cavan (University of Southampton, UK)
FlowCAM – Sinking rates and conversion factors
10:30 – 11:00 Catarina Marcolin (Federal University of the South of Bahia, Brazil)
Combining observations from Laser Optical Particle Counter (LOPC) and ZooScan to provide high-resolution plankton distributions and particle fluxes 
11:00 – 11:30 Sari Giering (National Oceanography Centre, UK)
Particle flux in the oceans: Challenging the steady state assumption
11:30 – 12:00 Anya Waite (Alfred Wegener Institute , Germany)
The Wine Glass Effect
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Lou Darroch (British Oceanographic Data Centre, UK)
Data management and Optical Plankton Recorders
14:00 – 15:00 Adrian Burd (University of Georgia, USA)
Aggregation Modeling 
15:00 – 16:00 George Jackson (Texas A&M University, USA)
Lessons from Combining LOPC observations with models
16:00 – 17:30 Discussion: Flux calculations
17:30 – 19:00 Evening Reception
19:30 Dinner

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

9:00 – 12:30 Discussions

1. Terms of references

2. Review paper – draft outline and responsibilities

3. Opportunities for intercalibration and collaboration

4. Capacity building

5. Suggestions for members

6. Future meetings

12:30 – 13:00 Lunch & Good bye