December 19, 2014

2015 Annual Meeting

The SECOORA 2015 Annual Meeting will be held May 19-20, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL (225 E Coastline Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32202).  Registration has closed. Please contact Abbey Wakely, abbey@secoora.org, for more information.
 
 
Hotel Information
 
Please contact Abbey Wakely, abbey@secoora.org, for hotel information. 
 
 
Agendas
 

10:00am – 10:15am          

Welcome (Conrad Lautenbacher, SECOORA Chair)

10:15am – 10:45am

Treasurer Report (Peter Hamilton, SECOORA Treasurer)

10:45am – 11:15pm

IOOS Proposal (Debra Hernandez, SECOORA Executive Director)

  • Process and Participants
  • Next Steps

11:15am – 11:45pm

SECOORA DMAC (Vembu Subramanian, SECOORA RCOOS Manager)

  • Rob Bochenek, Information Architect, CEO, Axiom Data Science

11:45am – 12:00pm

Future Meetings (Conrad Lautenbacher, SECOORA Chair)

  • July Board Call / Officer Elections
  • 2016 Annual Meeting Dates / Location
  • December 2015 Board Meeting Dates (Charleston, SC)
12:00pm – 12:30pm  Lunch

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Membership Enhancement (Conrad Lautenbacher, SECOORA Chair)

  • Member Recruitment
  • Board Recruitment (Competitive Elections)
  • Write-in Option for Board Elections

1:00pm – 1:30pm

By-law Review (Mitch Roffer, Governance Committee Chair)

  • Executive Committee Participation by Former Chair
  • Committee Operations
  • Stakeholder Advisory Committee
  • By-law Amendment for a Name Change (Article V, Section 3):
    • Replace National Federation of Regional Associations with IOOS Association  

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Board Goals for 7/15 – 6/16 (Conrad Lautenbacher, SECOORA Chair)

  • Strategic Planning

2:00pm – 2:30pm

SOCAN Briefing (Scott Noakes, University of Georgia)

2:30pm 

Adjourn

 
 

3:00pm –3:15pm                                                  

Welcome (Conrad Lautenbacher, SECOORA Chair)

  • Introductions / Roll Call
  • Sponsor Recognition

3:15pm – 3:30pm

Innovations in Surface HF Radar and Subsurface Acoustic Ocean Technologies for use in Coastal Ocean Observatories (David Fissel, ASL Environmental Sciences Inc.)

3:30pm – 4:00pm

IOOS Association Update and Congressional Outlook (Josie Quintrell, Director, IOOS Association)

4:00pm – 5:00pm

SECOORA Members Business Meeting

  • SECOORA Annual Update (Debra Hernandez, SECOORA Executive Director)
  • By-law Amendment (Mitch Roffer, Governance Committee Chair)
    • Replace National Federation of Regional Associations with IOOS Association (Article V, Section 3)
  • SECOORA FY16 Operating Budget (Peter Hamilton, SECOORA Treasurer)
  • Review of Election Procedures / Annual Election of Board of Director
    (Mitch Roffer, Board Development Committee Chair)
  • Board Member Recognition (Conrad Lautenbacher, SECOORA Chair)

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Happy Hour with Sponsors (Room 4101)

  • Beer and Wine Provided with Light Hors d’Oeuvres 
Dinner is on your own
 
 
 
8:00am – 8:30am                         Registration and Coffee 

8:30am – 8:45am    

Welcome (Conrad Lautenbacher, SECOORA Chair)

8:45am – 9:15am    

State of IOOS (George Jungbluth, Chief, Regions, Budget and Policy, U.S. IOOS)

9:15am – 10:00am  

Accomplishments SECOORA IOOS Award 2010-2015 – Part 1 (Debra Hernandez, SECOORA Executive Director)

  • 2010-2015 SECOORA Overview
  • Governance and Staff Operations Years 1-4
  • Outreach & Education
  • Discussion 

10:00am – 10:30am

Break with Sponsors (River Terrace #3)

10:30am – 12:15pm

Accomplishments SECOORA IOOS Award 2010-2015 – Part 2

  • Broad field remote observations – HF-radar (Nick Shay, UM)
  • In situ observations – buoys, shore stations (Yonggang Liu, USF)
  • Regional modeling (Ruoying He, NCSU)
  • DMAC (Dwayne Porter, USC)

Discussion 

12:15pm – 1:05pm  

Lunch and Guest Speaker (River Terrace #3)

  • 12:45pm – 1:05pm, Capt. Mike Getchell, Jacksonville Marine Transportation Exchange, Inc.

Discussion 

1:05pm – 1:15pm           

Process for PI Poster Session (Vembu Subramanian, SECOORA Program Manager)

1:15pm– 2:15pm 

PI Poster and Q&A Session (River Terrace #3)

  • Purpose: Ensure meeting attendees learn about work accomplished by individual PIs

2:15pm – 2:45pm 

SECOORA IOOS Proposal 2016-2021 – Part 1 (Debra Hernandez, SECOORA Executive Director)

  • What process was used to determine proposal components?
  • Priorities and Proposal Framework

2:45pm – 3:00pm 

Break with Sponsors (River Terrace #3)

3:00pm – 4:00pm 

SECOORA IOOS Proposal 2016-2021 – Part 2 (Debra Hernandez, SECOORA Executive Director)

4:00pm – 4:30pm 

Wrap-up and Adjourn (Debra Hernandez, SECOORA Executive Director)

Dinner is on your own

 

 Sponsor our meeting!

Consider increasing your organization’s exposure at the SECOORA 2015 Annual Meeting. Become a sponsor and showcase your organization’s services and products, and strengthen ties with existing clients. Contact Abbey, abbey@secoora.org, if you are interested in sponsoring.

 

Sponsorship Levels:

$2,000

You will have 15 minutes on the program to demonstrate your project or product, exhibit space, and your organization’s logo will be printed on the program.

$1,000

Your organization’s logo will be printed on the program and you will receive exhibit space.

$500

Your organization will enjoy the benefits of exhibiting at the meeting.

 
Thank You Meeting Sponsors!
 
Gold Sponsor:
ASL-Helzel
 
Silver Sponsors:
 
 
 
Meeting Materials:
 
Board Member Election Documents
Academic/Research/Education Sector
Bob Weisberg  – CV
At Large Seat- Florida
George Maul – CV
At Large Seat- North Carolina
Ruoying He – CV
At Large Seat- South Carolina
George Voulgaris – CV
Industry/Private Sector
Jeff Copeland – CV
Public Agencies/ Non-Profit/ Other Sector:
Marcel Reichert – CV
 
SECOORA Committee Report
 
 ****FOR BOARD MEMBERS ONLY****
 
Travel Reimbursement Form (please see Megan, mlee@secoora.org, if you need assistance)