Visit to Woods Hole Research Institution and Related Organizations
This tour will visit some of the research institutions in Woods Hole, MA on Cape Cod.
The tour starts at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Exhibit Center (WHOI), which will have exhibits and videos on the institute’s ocean science research, vessels, and tools. James Yoder, WHOI VP for Academic Programs and Dean, will give a presentation on a National Research Council report titled, “Earth Observations From Space: The First 50 Years of Scientific Achievements”.
Next, the tour will go to the Woods Hole Science Center, WHSC, which is the U.S. Geological Survey’s facility at Woods Hole. There will be a demonstration of the GeoWall system that will feature some of WHSC’s latest data, e.g., Puerto Rico trench. Also, there will be a brief tour of the WHSC facility (Quissett Campus).
The final technical aspect of the tour will be a visit to the Woods Hole Research Center, WHRC, at the Gilman Ordway Campus. There will be a brief tour of the WHRC’s cutting-edge building that was specially designed to have environmentally-friendly materials and to efficiently use energy and water. Demonstrations will include work using ALOS radar data (PALSAR) to map tropical forest change and biomass and satellite observations (AVHRR) to map forest productivity in the circumpolar region.
The tour will return to Woods Hole, MA for dinner before returning to Boston. Dinner will not be provided, but a bag lunch will be offered before boarding the bus. The tour will leave at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 9th, and return around 9 pm that evening. The one-way trip from Boston to Woods Hole will take approximately an hour and a half. For this tour, the maximum number of attendees will be thirty and the minimum will be fifteen. The deadline will be May 16th, 2008, but will be extended if we meet the minimum number of attendees.
|Depart:||Hynes Convention Center, Wednesday, July 9th, 11:00|
|Return:||Hynes Convention Center, approx. 21:00, after dinner at Woods Hole Village|
|Cost:||$65/person (includes lunch)|