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2023 Annual Meeting

Join us for SECOORA’s 2023 Annual Meeting hosted May 10-11, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida.

SECOORA brings people, technology and data together to facilitate collaborations, projects, and knowledge sharing to ensure coastal ocean resilience, safety, and a thriving blue economy.

The 2023 Annual Meeting will convene coastal ocean observing experts from the Southeast to network and learn more about SECOORA projects. SECOORA will also be unveiling a new logo and website.


May 10-11, 2023


Marine Science Research Institute at Jacksonville University (2800 University Blvd N Jacksonville, FL 32211)


Click here to register. Registration is free and closes on April 26. Space is limited.


Everyone is responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Please make your reservations today.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk (under the name of “SECOORA”). Please book your hotel stay by clicking this link or calling the hotel reservations at (904) 421-4469. The deadline to book is Wednesday, April 5, 2023, to get the discounted rate of $159 plus taxes and fees. If you need the per diem rate, please email (a few rooms are reserved at the per diem rate). The rate will increase substantially after April 5.

Annual Meeting Outline (times are subject to change)

All meetings are open and located at Marine Science Research Institute at Jacksonville University (2800 University Blvd N Jacksonville, FL 32211) unless otherwise indicated. Transportation will be provided from the hotel to the meeting location (you must indicate you need transportation in the registration form).

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Mentor Development Workshop hosted by Mote Marine Laboratory (flyer with more information – space is limited)
Effective methods and strategies to help mentors develop productive, and culturally responsive mentoring relationships with their mentees.

4:30 PM – 7:30 PM Principal Investigator Lightning Talks and Social (appetizers provided) (Location TBA)

Thursday, May 11, 2023

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM SECOORA Board Meeting (voting)
9:30 – 10:00 AM SECOORA Members Business Meeting 
10:00 AM  – 3:00 PM SECOORA Stakeholder Meeting (lunch provided)

Meeting Materials

Coming soon!