PODS by Year

PODS III: 2005

Dates: 1–7 May 2005
Venue: Waikoloa, Hawai‘i
Poster of the meeting (download the PDF)
Meeting Agenda (download the PDF)
Guest Speaker: Dr. James J. O’Brien, Professor of Meteorology & Oceanography
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University

Current Contact Information*

Participant Name (Last, First), Current Employer (if allowed), e-mail address (if allowed)

Last

First

Current Employer

email address

Berdeal

Irene

Not available

Not available

Bostock

Helen

NIWA, NZ

Helen.Bostock_at_niwa.co.nz

Carter

Glenn

University of Hawaii at Manoa

gscarter_at_hawaii.edu

Fram

Jonathan

Oregon State University

jfram_at_coas.oregonstate.edu

Harle

James

NOC, UK

jdha_at_noc.soton.ac.uk

Hermes

Juliet

Marine Research Institute (MA-RE), Univ. of Cape Town

juliet_at_seaon.ac.za

Huntley (nee Schaffrin)

Helga

University of Delaware

helgah_at_UDel.Edu

Jackson

Laura

UK Meteorological Office

Not available

Li

Jianke

DigitalGlobe, Wash DC

jianke.li_at_digitalglobe.com

Lowe

Ryan

The University of Western Australia

ryan.lowe_at_uwa.edu.au

Martin

Joseph

Not available

Not available

Mullarney

Julia

University of Waikato, NZ

juliam_at_waikato.ac.nz

Parenthoen

Marc

Lab-STICC, Brest National Engineering School (ENIB)

marc.parenthoen_at_enib.fr

Riemenschneider

Ulrike

Not available

Not available

Samuelsen

Annette

Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Norway

annette.samuelsen_at_nersc.no

Scully

Malcolm

Old Dominion University

mscully_at_ccpo.odu.edu

Shcherbina

Andrey

Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington

ashcherbina_at_apl.washington.edu

Vikeboe

Frode

Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway

frovik_at_imr.no

Zhao

Zhongxiang

APL, University of Washington

zzhao_at_apl.washington.edu

PODS Meeting Presentation Information

This table (PDF) lists the participant’s name, degree-granting institution, and dissertation title.

Survey and Web-Research Results

PODS III had 21 attendees. Currently (2013), 14 of them hold jobs in academia, 3 in government, 1 in a private firm, and we were unable to determine the employment category of the last 3.

Quotes from Meeting Participants

“A strong motivation to keep deadlines for submitting my phd (submitted a Friday and left for the symposium the Sunday). It was a great opportunity to establish contacts. A good experience! I have recommended this to many of my younger colleagues.”

“I felt PODS was a great experience. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect with other young scientists. Looking back, I wish I had stayed in touch more with the group. That was challenging because of the timing, where many folks were between addresses, institutions, and e-mail addresses. Maybe it would be useful for the symposium organizers to keep a current contact list and encourage everyone to update their current whereabouts and research interests annually. This could be an online directory, requiring minimal effort on the part of the maintainers. But a regular reminder of where everyone else has gone would be a great way to get back in touch for past participants. Another nice aspect of PODS was that it is a conference with a focus on recent/soon-to-be graduates, so that it seems less intimidating than the regular national and international conferences one might attend. At the same time, the quality of the projects being discussed was very high, if I remember correctly. Again in retrospect, I am surprised to find myself remembering more of the discussions around science and how to succeed in science than the science itself. So from this perspective, I would recommend to the organizers and sponsors not to lose sight of that aspect of the symposium in future incarnations!”

“PODS helped me to be aware of the pedagogical potential included in the methodology, that I used for elaborating sea states simulations.”

“PODS was a great experience, I always forward the announcement to the PhD student in our center. The talks at the symposium were excellent, I guess because PhD students put a lot of effort in their presentation and it was also very useful to meet representatives from the funding agencies. And of course the venue was wonderful. I still have contact with only a few of the participants (all working outside the US). I would probably use the network from PODS more if I still worked in the US.”

“PODS was an excellent networking opportunity and lots of fun. It really helped me to meet my peers and broaden my view of the latest research outside my university and outside my specialty. By design, the quality of presentations at SPURS can't be surpassed by any other conference — quite a bit more thought and preparation goes into a dissertation talk than most others. Organizing PODS in format similar to Gordon conferences (maximizing amount of time the participants spend together both in formal and informal settings) was extremely valuable. Therefore, I think the Waikoloa venue was a better choice compared to Honolulu in later years (the latter offering more chances for group dispersal). I am glad to see PODS 7 moving to a relatively isolated site again.”

“I thought it was an excellent experience. Was a great opportunity to network with early career researchers in my field. The opportunity to interact with program managers was fantastic as think this helped me write successful grant proposals, provided good academic career advice, etc.”

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