1996 ONR/MTS Buoy Workshop March 26-27, 1996, San Diego, CA : summmary, abstracts, & attendees
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Oceanographic buoy technology is a diverse field loosely represented by the Buoy Technology Committee of the Marine Technology Society. Information on oceanographic buoy systems and related is often disseminated anecdotal while some results are communicated and published at various Ocean Technology conferences and in technical reports and journal articles. Every 4 to 6 years a Buoy Workshop has been organized to provide a forum for less formal and more open exchanges of successes and failures in the development of this challenging segment of technology. The Buoy Workshops have served the purpose of a focused exchange of state of the art technology in a single defined area. Buoy research and technology is performed by small groups in diverse locations. Frequently there is little interchange about ongoing work and lessons learned beyond the immediate research team. The 1996 Buoy Workshop was suggested and supported by the Office of Naval Research, in order to foster communication and exchange. The Buoy Workshop was organized to follow with a half day of overlap the 23rd Annual Undersea Cable and Connector Workshop of the Marine Technology Society. Both workshops were held at the end of March at the same hotel in San Diego under the auspices of the Marine Technology Society. About 80 people attended the two-day exchange about buoy technology successes and failures.
Compiled by Walter Paul