Nanotechnology as an Enabler for Ocean Observatories
A NNIN-Ocean Science-UW Center for Nanotechnology Workshop
April 18 and 19, 2008 – South Campus Center
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Held on the University of Washington (UW) campus April 18-19, 2008. The objectives of the workshop were: (i) to build bridges and promote collaborations between nanotechnologist and oceanographers; (ii) to focus and energize research in underwater sensing technologies made possible by recent advances in micro- and nanotechnology; (iii) to identify limitations in current technologies and critical needs for underwater observatories; (iv) to determine how the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network can leverage its tools, user base and staff expertise to enable underwater observation; and (iv), to identify priorities for funding agencies. Sponsored by the UW Office of Research, the UW College of Engineering, the National Science Foundation (NSF) National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) and Ocean Observatory Initiative (OOI), and by the UW Center for Nanotechnology, the workshop brought together 30 participants with expertise in integrated microsystems design, sensor design, nanotechnology, and in the chemical, biological and physical aspects of marine and aquatic sciences. A

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Main Presentations:

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
    François Baneyx, Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
    Mary Lidstrom, Vice Provost for Research, University of Washington
  • Transforming Ocean and Earth Sciences with Distributed Submarine Sensor Networks Wired to Next-Generation Internet, John Delaney, Oceanography, University of Washington
  • National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network and Research Support: Context for Undersea Studies, Sandip Tiwari, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Cornell University
    NNIN Director
  • Integrated Sensors, MEMS and Microsystems: Revolution in the Gathering of Information, Ken Wise, Electrical Engineering & Conputer Science, University of Michigan
  • Marine Ecogenomics: a Revolution in Ocean Sciences, Ginger Armbrust, Oceanography, University of Washington
  • Ocean Observing and Instrumentation Development at MBARI, Douglas Au, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Director of Engineering

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