ALPS—Autonomous and Lagrangian Platforms and Sensors

What are the broad visions for ALPS technology, capabilities, infrastructure, and user base in the next decade, and in the coming decades?

About the Meeting

February 21–24, 2017
Scripps Seaside Forum
La Jolla, CA

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Steering Committee

Dan Rudnick, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Dan Costa, University of California Santa Cruz
Ken Johnson, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Craig Lee, University of Washington
Mary-Louise Timmermans, Yale

Call for White Papers

All attendees are encouraged to produce a white paper on a topic of their choosing that is relevant to the ALPS-II mission:

  1. To survey progress in autonomous platforms and sensors for ocean research since the original ALPS meeting 13 years ago
  2. To assess future prospects and challenges

The scientific application, technical development, and operations and management of ALPS are of interest.

The objective of soliciting white papers is to allow all participants to provide background material and new directions and perspectives on topics that they represent at the meeting. Ideally the white papers will be forward looking and identify new opportunities or directions in the use or development of autonomous platforms and sensors.

Each white paper will be posted on the ALPS-II website as received, and content of the white papers will be drawn upon in the writing of the final meeting report.

White papers should be written following the guidelines in the Word template. Technical jargon should be limited so that the paper is accessible to scientists from a range of disciplines. Papers should be as long as is necessary to develop the issues discussed but should not exceed 3,000 words (not including references) and five figures.

White papers are due Monday, February 13, one week before the meeting. Email your submissions to Ellen Kappel at ekappel@geo-prose.com.