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2011 COCONet Network Operators Meeting

The 2011 COCONet Network Operators Meeting was held at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad Conference Center in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago for 2 days, from June 28-29, 2011 and will include an overview talk of project progress to date, network operator talks, short presentations, open discussions, break-out sessions.

PURPOSE OF THE MEETING

As part of the COCONet project, a community workshop was held in Puerto Rico in February of 2011 to refine the overarching science goals for the network, refine the new GPS station siting plan, gain consensus on the list of existing stations in the Caribbean for inclusion in COCONet archiving and processing, and to define and prioritize additional science experiments that can capitalize on this investment in a pan-Caribbean infrastructure. The final COCONet workshop reports can be found here.

The main outcomes of this workshop included the identification of numerous existing stations in the Lesser Antilles and Venezuela that were not previously known by NSF investigators; a first order siting plan for new stations and the need for a follow-on siting meeting to identify and finalize existing and new station locations; and a request from Caribbean and US investigators to consider a refurbishment option for stations that are of geodetic quality but that may have failing equipment.

The meeting in Port-of-Spain will bring together Caribbean network operators who can address the specifics of choosing existing and new stations to meet the COCONet science goals and to address planning for Caribbean capacity building with a focus on data collection, processing and archiving. The purpose of this meeting will be to report to the community on progress to date, to finalize the siting plan for new stations, and determine lists of existing stations and those that could use refurbishment. International partnerships, funding opportunities for regional data archiving and processing centers in the Caribbean, funding and hosting of a COCONet community website, and opportunities for additional collaborations and meetings will also be discussed. A full agenda will be posted before the workshop.

TO ATTEND THE MEETING

Attendance at the meeting will be limited to approximately 40 people, so participation will be determined through an application process. We encourage applicants with interests in providing site locations for COCONet GPS and Meteorological Stations and network operators with existing stations whose data can be freely and openly distributed and processed. We encourage graduate students and early career scientists to apply. Air travel, accommodations and meals during the meeting will be provided to successful applicants.

Application deadline is May 11, 2011. For further information, contact Jaime Magliocca (magliocca@unavco.org).

MEETING LOCATION AND LOGISTICS

The meeting will be hosted by UNAVCO and the Seismic Research Centre of The University of the West Indies. Port-of-Spain is the capital of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the country's third-largest municipality. It is located on the Gulf of Paria, on the northwest coast of the island of Trinidad. The Hyatt Regency Trinidad Conference Center is located on the waterfront. Air transportation and accommodations for participants will be arranged by UNAVCO. More details on this will be posted later.

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