SECOORA 2017 Annual Meeting

The SECOORA 2017 Annual Meeting hosted in Melbourne, FL 16-18 May, 2017 was a great success. Celebrating ten-years of SECOORA, the meeting focused on history, current project goals, and future endeavors. Over three days, participants learned about the achievements and challenges that face SECOORA funded projects, helped prioritize regional ocean observing assets, and identified opportunities for collaborations with industry and animal tagging experts.


Meeting Materials

Presentations

Board Materials

Board Member Election Documents


Meeting Sponsors (Thank you!)

Consider increasing your organization’s exposure and be a sponsor at the SECOORA 2017 Annual Meeting.

 

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Meeting Agenda*

 

Tuesday, May 16 – SECOORA Board Meeting (open)

Florida Institute of Technology – Board of Trustees Room, Denius Student Union Building, 1st Floor

8:00 – 8:15 AM Meet in Hotel Lobby
Breakfast on your own. Water and coffee provided
8:15 – 8:45 AM Travel to Florida Institute of Technology
Transportation Provided
8:45 – 8:55 AM Welcome from FIT
Speaker TBD
8:55 – 9:00 AM Welcome
Quinton White, Jacksonville University, SECOORA Chair

  • Roll Call
  • Agenda Review
  • Minutes Approval – December 8-9, 2016 and March 23, 2017
 8:55 – 9:10 AM Treasurer Report
George Maul, Florida Institute of Technology, SECOORA Treasurer

  • Review of FY17 Budget as of March 31, 2017
  • Review of Membership Dues Report as of March 31, 2017
 9:10 – 9:15 AM Future Meetings
Quinton White, SECOORA Chair

  • July Board Call / Officer Elections
  • December 2017 Board Meeting Dates (Charleston, SC)
  • 2018 Annual Meeting Dates / Location
 9:15 – 9:30 AM Break (Group Photo)
 9:30 – 11:00 AM Outreach and Fundraising Feasibility
Chandra Brown, Water Words that Work
11:00 – 11:20 AM Board Composition
11:20 – 11:30 AM Staffing, Certification and Website Updates
Debra Hernandez & Abbey Wakely
11:30 – 11:45 AM Executive Session
11:45 – 12:15 PM Tour of Florida Institute of Technology
George Maul, FIT
12:15 – 1:00 PM Lunch Panther Dinning Hall (Provided)
1:00 – 1:30 PM Travel to Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront Hotel
Transportation Provided

 

Tuesday May 16- SECOORA Members Business Meeting (open)

Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront (2605 N Hwy A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903)
Barbados Room

1:30 – 2:00 PM Registration
Foyer
2:00 – 2:10 PM Welcome
Quinton White, SECOORA Chair

  • Introductions / Roll Call
  • Membership Drive
  • Sponsor Recognition
2:10 – 2:50 PM IOOS Association Update and Congressional Outlook
Josie Quintrell, IOOS Association Director
2:50 – 3:15 PM Coffee Break with Sponsors
Antigua Room
3:15 – 3:45 PM Outreach and Fundraising Feasibility
Chandra Brown, Water Words that Work
3:45 – 4:00 PM SECOORA Annual Update
Debra Hernandez, SECOORA Executive Director
4:00 – 4:30 PM SECOORA Members Business Meeting (Vote)

  • SECOORA FY 18 Operating Budget
    George Maul, SECOORA Treasurer
  • Review of Election Procedures / Annual Election of Board of Directors
    Mitchell Roffer, Board Development Committee Chair
  • Board Member Recognition
    Quinton White, SECOORA Chair
4:30 – 5:00 PM Vembu Subramanian Scholarship Initiatives
Debra Hernandez, SECOORA Executive Director
Carl Gouldman, U.S. IOOS Program Office
Donna Kocak, Marine Technology Society
5:30 – 6:30 PM Cocktail Hour
Cash Bar, Marisol Restaurant
Dinner on your own.

 

Wednesday May 17 – SECOORA Stakeholder Meeting (OPEN)

Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront (2605 N Hwy A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903)
Barbados Room

8:30 – 9:00 AM Coffee and Registration with Sponsors
Location: Foyer and Antigua Room
Breakfast on your own.
9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome and Ten-Year Anniversary Kick Off
Debra Hernandez, SECOORA Executive Director
9:15 – 10:00 AM IOOS Program Office Updates
Carl Gouldman, U.S. IOOS Director
 10:00 – 10:15 AM Coffee Break with SponsorsLocation: Antigua Room
 10:15 – 11:15 AM  SECOORA Projects Updates (see abstracts)

  • Moorings and HFR, Jennifer Dorton, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Gliders, Catherine Edwards, University of Georgia SkIO
  • Modeling, Ruoying He, North Carolina State University
  • Applications, Dwayne Porter, University of South Carolina
  • Data Management and Communication, Kyle Wilcox, Axiom Data Sciences
 11:15 – 11:45 AM Southeast Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System Plan
Debra Hernandez, SECOORA
Robert Weisberg, University of South Florida
11:45 – 12:45 PM Lunch (Provided)
Location: Aruba Room
 12:45 – 2:00 PM RCOOS Plan Breakout Sessions
 2:00 – 2:15 PM Break with Sponsors
Location: Antigua Room
 2:15 – 2:25 PM Report out from Breakout Sessions
Debra Hernandez, SECOORA
 2:25 – 2:45 PM The Indian River Lagoon Observatory Network of Environmental Sensors
Dennis Hanisak, Florida Atlantic University
2:45 – 3:00 PM SECOORA Past, Present and Future
Conrad Lautenbacher, GeoOptics
3:30 – 4:00 PM Break with Sponsors
Location: Antigua Room
4:00 – 5:00 PM 10-Years of SECOORA Panel
Moderator: Rick DeVoe, South Carolina Sea Grant

  • Harvey Seim, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Otis Brown, North Carolina State University
  • Sandy Eslinger, NOAA
  • Jim Sanders, University of Georgia SkIO 
 5:00 – 5:15 PM Closing Remarks
Debra Hernandez, SECOORA Executive Director
5:30 – 8:00 PM Social / SECOORA Trivia
Location: Ocean Deck Pavilion (Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront)
Join us to continue the 10-year anniversary celebration with provided drinks, light apps, and trivia. Winning trivia team will get a prize!

 

Thursday May 18 – SECOORA Stakeholder Meeting Continued (Open)

Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront (2605 N Hwy A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903)
Barbados Room

8:30 – 8:50 AM Coffee and Registration with Sponsors
Location: Foyer and Antigua Room
Breakfast on your own.
8:50 – 9:00 AM Welcome
Debra Hernandez, SECOORA Executive Director
9:00 – 9:15 AM Message from Congressman Posey’s Office
David Jackson, Director of Community Relations, U.S. Representative Bill Posey (FL-8)
 9:15 – 9:45 AM Opportunities for Collaboration
Donna Kocak, Harris Corporation
 9:45 – 10:45 AM  Ocean Observations and Industry PanelModerator: Mitchell Roffer, ROFFS™

 10:45 – 11:00 AM Break with SponsorsLocation: Antigua Room
11:00 – 12:00 PM Animal Telemetry and Tagging Panel
Moderator: Debra Hernandez, SECOORA

 12:00 – 12:05 PM  Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Sponsor our meeting!

Consider increasing your organization’s exposure at the SECOORA 2017 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.

 

Become a sponsor today! Become a sponsor today! Become a sponsor today!

*Times are subject to change