New: Confirmed Participants as of 23 April 2008

Presentation Agenda has been set; If you still wish to attend the workshop, we welcome you on a space available basis to join in the discussions.

ROW-8 Details:
The University of Hawaii HF Radio team is pleased to host the 8th Radio Oceanography Workshop, which will take place in Honolulu from April 28th to May 2nd, 2008. The local hosts and organizers will be Yannek Meunier and Pierre Flament, University of Hawaii.

We would like to give you some very early information about the organization of the meeting:

(a) the meeting will be held at the Jefferson Hall of the East-West Center. We have reserved the Asia amphitheater, which seats about 64 persons, as well as smaller meeting rooms for break out sessions, committee meetings and vendor-specific training sessions. All participants will have internet connection during the meeting.

(b) there will be three housing options:

- a block of 35 standard (park side) rooms has been reserved at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel near Diamond head, at a preferential rate of $120/day (normal rate is $170); the rates were guaranteed through 17 January 2008; now they will be released on a first come first serve basis (this will be the high season in Hawaii, so early confirmations is advisable). A bus shuttle will be provided daily between the hotel and the meeting venue.
- a block of 20 studio rooms has been reserved at the Lincoln Hall, on the East West center campus, at a rate of $52/day (see; If you are interested in one of these rooms, contact the East-West Center directly. (Note: this is a change back to the original instructions; The Center requires credit card confirmation from individual guests and, therefore, the meeting organizers are not able to confirm rooms within the room block.)
- a block of 10 additional student rooms will be available in Hale Manoa at $26/night, with shared bathroom facilities.

(c) the registration fee (excluding accomodation) will be $150, covering the meeting facilities, continental breakfast and refreshments during meetings, buffet lunch in the patio/Japanese garden, bus transfer from and to the hotel, the Monday icebreaker at the East-West Center, and the Wednesday transportation to Hanauma bay.

(d) Schedule of events is now firm. The agenda gives the presentation schedule. Final timing for the transportation and receptions will be confirmed one week prior to the workshop.

A survey of ROW attendees was held to eveluate venue options for ROW-8 and beyond. More information on the offered locations is available in the following document: ROWvenueoptions.pdf. A tally of the votes is also available.

This web page is meant to serve as a meeting point for the marine science community members involved with applications of radio wave instruments to coastal oceanography problems. This includes application of high frequency (HF) radar technology to the mapping of ocean surface currents and waves by instruments commonly known by the brand names CODAR/SeaSonde or WERA.

HF radar installations, in particular installations related to wide-area observing systems, are an important activity at this time in the U.S. ROW-8 will be an opportunity to exchange plans and results from those efforts, including the national program planning taking place at Ocean.US and the state-wide Coastal Ocean Currents Monitoring Program (COCMP) underway in California. As always, ROW-8 will also be an opportunity to exchange scientific results based on mapping ocean currents or waves using shore-based HF radar systems.

To do list:

Register for ROW-9 in Split, Croatia.

Check out the ROWG page: ROWG Exchange