2016 Annual Meeting

The SECOORA 2016 Annual Meeting will be held May 18, 19 and 20, 2016 at the North Carolina State University's Jane S. McKimmon Conference and Training Center (1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606).  

Registration for the meeting is now closed. Please contact Abbey Wakely, abbey@secoora.org, for assistance.

Thank Meeting Sponsors!

Gold Level Sponsor

 

Bronze Level Sponsor

                       

 

Hotel Information
Please contact, Abbey Wakely, abbey@secoora.org, for hotel arrangements.

Bus Schedule
Transportation has been arranged to and from the hotel to NCSU. Click here to access the bus schedule.  If you are driving, there is free parking at the NCSU McKimmon Center.

Meeting Materials

Agenda: Board and Members Business Meetings, Wednesday May 18
Agenda: Stakeholder Meeting, Thursday May 19
Agenda: Principal Investigator, Meeting Friday May 20
SECOORA 2016 Committee Report
Bus Schedule

2015 Annual Report
SECOORA Strategic Plan 2016-2020
SECOORA Strategic Plan Framework Graphic

Board Member Election Documents

Sustaining Member Seat
Michael Crosby  - CV
At Large Seat- Florida
Quinton White - CV
At Large Seat- Georgia
Lisa Adams - CV
Industry/Private Sector
Mitchell Roffer - CV
Public Agencies/ Non-Profit/ Other Sector:
Rick DeVoe - CV
 

 Agenda

Wednesday, May 18

Board Meeting

8:00am – 8:15am Meet in Hotel Lobby
8:20am – 8:50am Travel to NC State University Jane S. McKimmon Conference and Training Center (transportation provided)
8:50 – 9:05am Welcome
Conrad Lautenbacher, SECOORA Chair
  • Roll Call
  • Agenda Review
  • Minutes Approval (December 3, 2015 and March 18, 2015)
9:05am – 9:20am Treasurer Report
Peter Hamilton, SECOORA Treasurer
  • Review of FY16 Budget as of March 31, 2016
  • Review of Membership Dues Report as of March 31, 2016
9:20am – 9:30am Awards and ContrFederal Awards Update
Debra Hernandez, SECOORA Executive Director
9:30am – 9:40am Future Meetings
Conrad Lautenbacher, SECOORA Chair
  • July Board Call / Officer Elections
  • 2017 Annual Meeting Dates / Location
  • December 2016 Board Meeting Dates (Charleston, SC)
9:40am – 9:55am Break
9:55am – 12:00pm SECOORA Strategic Planning
Jeremy Phillips, Strategic Planning Contractor
  • Review Plan Process and Highlights
  • Connecting with the Plan
  • Board Roles in Tracking and Accountability
  • Board’s Role Supporting Implementation
  • Next Steps and Close
12:00pm  – 1:00pm Lunch (provided)
12:15pm  – 12:45pm Board Executive Session Working Lunch
Open to Board Members Only

Members Business Meeting

1:00pm – 1:10pm Welcome
Conrad Lautenbacher, SECOORA Chair
  • Introductions / Roll Call
  • Sponsor Recognition
1:10pm – 1:40pm IOOS Association Update and Congressional Outlook
Josie Quintrell, IOOS Association Director
1:40pm – 2:10pm SECOORA Annual Update
Debra Hernandez, SECOORA Executive Director
  • Strategic Plan Update
  • Certification Update
2:10pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm – 2:45pm SECOORA Members Business Meeting
  • SECOORA FY 17 Operating Budget  (Peter Hamilton, SECOORA Treasurer)
  • Review of Election Procedures / Annual Election of Board of Directors (Nick Shay, Board Development Committee Chair)
  • Board Member Recognition (Conrad Lautenbacher, SECOORA Chair)
2:45pm – 3:00pm Meet in McKimmon Center Lobby
3:15pm – 3:30pm Travel to James B. Hunt Jr. Library (transportation provided)
3:30pm – 4:30pm Tour of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library
4:30pm – 4:45pm Break
4:45pm – 5:00pm Travel to Lonnie Poole Clubhouse from Library (transportation provided)
5:00pm – 7:00pm Social
NCSU's Lonnie Poole Clubhouse (1509 Main Campus Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606)
7:00pm - 7:15pm Travel to Hotel (transportation provided)

Thursday, May 19

Stakeholder Meeting

8:00am – 8:15am Meet in Hotel Lobby
8:15am – 8:50am Travel to NC State University Jane S. McKimmon Conference and Training Center  (transportation provided)
9:00am – 9:05am Welcome to NCSU
Dr. Ray Fornes, Associate Dean for Research, NCSU College of Sciences
9:10am – 9:50am State of US IOOS
Zdenka Willis, US IOOS Director
9:50am – 10:05am State of SECOORA
Debra Hernandez, SECOORA Executive Director
10:05am - 10:20am Gold Sponsor: YSI Xylem
Scott Kindelberger, Field Engineer, Southeast, YSI Xylem
10:15am – 11:00am Break with Sponsors
11:00am – 11:20am Big Data Keynote
Ed Kearns, Chief, Weather Science Division, NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
11:20am – 12:20pm Big Data Panel
Objective: Explore industry, federal and academics perspective on Big Data, in particular how it relates to the coastal ocean and SECOORA.

Moderator: Edward Kearns, NOAA NCEI
Panelists:

12:20pm – 1:20pm Lunch (provided)

1:20pm – 2:40pm

Understanding Ecological Interactions in the Southeastern U.S. Panel
Objective: Explore ongoing research and opportunities for collaborations in understanding ecological connections in the southeastern US from land to shelf to deep ocean.

Moderator: Mitch Roffer, Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service Inc.
Panelist
s:

2:40pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 3:30pm SECOORA Data Portal Demo
Kyle Wilcox, Axiom and Vembu Subramanian, SECOORA
3:30pm – 4:15pm Program Managers Open Mic Session
Ruoying He, NCSU
4:15pm – 4:30pm Wrap Up and Adjourn
Debra Hernandez, SECOORA Executive Director
4:30pm – 4:50pm Meet in McKimmon Center Lobby for Bus
4:50pm – 5:15pm Travel to Hotel (transportation provided)

 

Friday, May 20

SECOORA Principal Investigator Meeting (subject to change)

8:00am – 8:15am Meet in Hotel Lobby
8:20am – 8:50am Travel to NC State University Jane S. McKimmon Conference and Training Center (transportation provided)
8:50am - 9:15am Overview of SECOORA RCOOS Projects
Vembu Subramanian, SECOORA 
9:15am – 9:50am Instructions for Breakout Sessions
Debra Hernandez, SECOORA
9:30am – 10:15am Breakout Session 1
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:15am Breakout Session 2
12:00pm – 12:30pm Boxed Lunch (Provided)
12:30pm – 1:00pm Report out from Breakout Sessions
1:00pm – 1:30pm Next Steps and Adjourn

 

Sponsor our meeting!
Consider increasing your organization’s exposure at the SECOORA 2016 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 and you will receive exhibit space.

$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.

 

Become a sponsor today!

Become a sponsor today!

Become a sponsor today!

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*Times are subject to change