SECOORA 2017 Annual Meeting

Celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary and participate in the coastal ocean observing conversation! Consider increasing your organization’s exposure and be a sponsor at the SECOORA 2017 Annual Meeting.


General Information

Dates: May 16, 17 and 18, 2017

Location: Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront (2605 N Hwy A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903)

Meeting Contact: Abbey Wakely, abbey@secoora.org


Meeting Sponsors (Thank you!)

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

 

Silver Level

Bronze Level

 


Hotel Information

Hotel:  Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront (2605 N Hwy A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903)
Phone: (877) 701 – 9252
Group Name: Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA)
Group Code: COO

Room block is closed. Email abbey@secoora.org if you need a reservation or have a question.


Meeting Materials

General Meeting Materials

Board Materials

Board Member Election Documents


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