Draft (7/18/2017) Float/Sensor Workshop Agenda
Day 1 (Monday 9/11)
APEX floats: basic float operation; connecting to a float and setting mission parameters; available options; ice software; APF9 and APF11 controllers; other sensors; sampling modes; communications; battery types; basic Argo requirements.
Morning: 0830-1230: Float technical discussions
Afternoon: 1330-1430: Continue morning as necessary; 1430-1700 vendors
Evening: group dinner
Day 2 (Tuesday 9/12)
CTDs: SeaBird, old and new; sampling parameters; CTD sensors and issues; calibration and delayed mode adjustment.
Morning, 0830-1230: Basic SBE CTD operation and interrogating a CTD; laboratory consistency checks; sensor issues; real-time and delayed mode data
Afternoon, 1330-1430: Continue morning as necessary; 1430-1700: SBE representatives
Day 3 (Wednesday 9/13)
More float types: Navis, MRV, NKE, etc.; user experiences; issues; progress.
Morning, 0830-1230: User experience with these float types; similarities/differences with APEX
Afternoon, 1330-1700: Vendor representatives
Day 4 (Thursday 9/14)
Other CTD types; RBR; delayed mode adjustment.
Morning, 0830-1230: Inductive CTDs, past, present, future; user experience with RBR; certification by Argo; issues
Afternoon, 1330-1700: Vendor reps from RBR, NKE (NOSS)
Day 5 (Friday 9/15)
Deep floats (APEX, SIO/MRV); how they work; similarities and differences with core-Argo; deep CTD units.
Morning, 0830-1130: User experience with deep SOLO and deep APEX; deep CTD performance
Afternoon, 1300-1600: Vendor reps; final workshop summary