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August 4, 2011

Welcome New Member Rick Cole, RDSEA International, Inc.

SECOORA Welcomes New Member

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest member Rick Cole, President of RDSEA International, Inc, a Florida-based oceanographic consulting company founded in 2002.  After twenty-one years with the University of South Florida (USF), Rick retired to focus his attention on RDSEA to bridge gaps within the ocean community between federal agencies, universities and the private sector on scientific, engineering and environmental monitoring endeavors.  RDSEA offers over thirty-years of experience on, in and under our oceans on a wide range of projects from the beach on out to over 5000 meters depth (including bays and estuaries) with a focus on air-sea interaction and ocean circulation.  RDSEA's most recent project involved the design, development, manufacture and deployment of several moored buoy systems for the First Institute of Oceanography, Qingdao, China and the Administration of Marine Fisheries Research, Jakarta, Indonesia on the "Research Moored Array for African-Asian-Australian Monsoon Prediction Program (RAMA, a subcomponent of the Indian Ocean Observing System, IndOOS).  This is a partnership that involves Jeff Kinder, Managing Director of Down East Instrumentation, LLC.  For further information visit