The meeting venue and hotel is the Sheraton in Silver Spring (8777 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, MD 20910), just outside of Washington, D.C. It is near the Metro's Red Line and is walkable from the metro (although with too much luggage it may be tricky).
Registration is now open for the meeting via the web site. Please make sure you register even if you are a local attendee.
Room reservation information is available via the web site. A room block is being held at the hotel under the group name "OCRT" until 5:00PM on 13 April EST. Please make your reservations as soon as possible.
The agenda is shaping up and I should have a draft posted this week or early next week. There will be a range of topics, including the current operating missions, competitions, upcoming solicitations, the PACE mission, the upcoming Decadal Survey, ICESCAPE, etc. Also, I anticipate asking for short talks from ongoing projects and posters. I welcome any topic requests.
Please let me know if there are questions. See you all in May.
Dr. Paula S. Bontempi
Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program Scientist
Science Mission Directorate - Mail Suite 3V75
300 E St., SW
Washington, D.C. 20546