I spent a very productive day at NSF on Tuesday - had one-on-one meetings with Julie Morris, the Division director for OCE and the new Assistant Director for Geosciences Tim Killeen. But most of the time was spent with John Diebold, colleagues from the University of Texas and a large group of NSF program managers talking about possible Langseth operations in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
I gave a short speech at a press conference with the Riverkeeper organisation on Thursday morning - down on a windy and rainy Pier 84 in Manhattan. The subject was the results of the water quality work that Greg O'Mullan, Andy Juhl and Ray Sambrotto have been carrying out in the Hudson River. There has been considerable interest - I even heard the story on NPR as I was driving into work this morning!
Another successful 'Research Life' panel session this afternoon - today the subject was 'Washington DC and Proposal Writing' - and the highlight was the very fresh insights that Ajit Subramaniam could give about his ongoing experiences as a Program Officer in the Biological oceanography program at NSF.
Next Friday the subject will be 'PI Responsibilities' - same time, same place. Lamont Hall at 330pm.
We continue to get good reports from John Mutter and Suzanne Carbotte on the Langseth at the East Pacific Rise - their 3D survey is progressing well - we are just keeping our fingers crossed that it
stays that way!
Have a great weekend,