A small group of molecular biologists/biochemists should meet with an equal number of biological oceanographers to discuss the most promising techniques for the most pressing oceanographic problems. From this meeting, a series of short courses on techniques and ideas might be developed. Such courses would be advertised and open to the community at large. Biological oceanographers who learn to apply these new techniques will be in a much better position to forge collaborations and proposals to work with appropriate biochemists/molecular biologists on relevant GLOBEC problems.
A small group of engineers/technologists should meet with an equal number of biological oceanographers to discuss the most promising techniques for the most pressing oceanographic sampling problems. From this meeting, a series of workshops will be convened with the specific purpose of generating design criteria required to improve or develop high data rate sampling instruments. The design criteria will be used as the basis for Announcements of Opportunity or initiatives by funding agencies committed to providing improved technological capability to GLOBEC. Technologies which have been discussed at this writing include (1) acoustics, (2) optics, and (3) image analysis.