SECOORA is designed by stakeholders, for stakeholders. Our members influence and guide all our endeavors to help make us a trusted source for coastal ocean information in the southeast. From North Carolina to Florida, universities, state and local agencies, volunteer groups, businesses, and more join SECOORA to set our regional coastal ocean observing priorities. Join today!
Why should I join SECOORA?
Together, SECOORA has the power to create change. Help us observe, understand, and increase awareness of the southeast coastal ocean.
As one of the 11 IOOS ocean observing systems, SECOORA helps set national priorities. Our members have a platform to voice monitoring gaps, write national observing plans, and advocate for regional needs.
SECOORA is a network of organizations, achieving success through partnership among members and other stakeholders. We promote and leverage member initiatives. Whether writing a joint proposal, sponsoring regional projects, or acting as a convener – we are eager to work with our members to create successes.
The SECOORA community is composed of leaders in coastal ocean sciences. We host an open annual meeting, support events, and share opportunities where members can network with other professionals in the field.
A new program by SECOORA, Corporate Sponsorship is a way to help SECOORA expand our reach. Benefits of sponsorship include unique opportunities to:
- influence investments in coastal and ocean observing,
- build relationships with the coastal ocean observing community,
- increase your brand’s visibility, and
- empower students and the public to engage with coastal ocean data.
With over 40 members, SECOORA is able to work towards our mission: observe, understand, and increase awareness of our coastal ocean. Thank you members!
Representative: Nick Shay
Representative: Michael Crosby
|Representative: Jim Murley
Representative: Gary Mitchum
|Institutional Members||Representative||State||Date Joined|
|Duke University Marine Laboratory||Pat Halpin||NC||1/4/08|
|Florida Atlantic University||Manhar Dhanak||FL||4/15/08|
|Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute||Kathleen O’Keife||FL||1/1/08|
|Florida Institute of Oceanography||Dr. James Garey||FL||1/31/08|
|Florida Institute of Technology||George Maul||FL||1/9/08|
|Florida International University School of Environment, Arts and Society||Jim Fourqurean||FL||7/1/11|
|Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute||Dennis Hanisak||FL||4/20/08|
|Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute||Quinton White||FL||3/17/08|
|North Carolina State University||Ruoying He||NC||2/21/08|
|Upton Environmental, Inc. D/B/A ROFFS™||Matthew Upton||FL||1/2/08|
|South Carolina Department of Natural Resources||Marcel Reichert||SC||3/19/08|
|South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium||Rick DeVoe||SC||12/5/07|
|Skidaway Institute of Oceanography||William Savidge||GA||1/4/08|
|South Atlantic Fishery Management Council||Roger Pugliese||SC||7/17/07|
|University of Florida||Peter Sheng||FL||4/9/08|
|University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill||Mike Piehler||NC||1/15/07|
|University of North Carolina-Wilmington||Lynn Leonard||NC||12/5/07|
|University of South Carolina College of Arts and Sciences||Ryan Rykaczewski||SC||3/27/08|
|University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health||Dwayne Porter||SC||9/7/20/11|
|University of South Florida College of Marine Science||Bob Weisberg||FL||2/25/07|
|GeoOptics||Conrad C. Lautenbacher|
|Fathom Science||Jennifer Warrillow||NC||10/26/17|
|Ocean Tracking Network||Brendal Townsend||Canada||2/22/18|
East Carolina University – Coastal Studies Institute
Coastal Carolina University
College of Charleston
|Individual Members||Organization||State||Date Joined|
|Rick Cole||RDSea International||FL||7/1/11|
|Trap Puckett||RPS Evans-Hamilton, Inc.||SC||6/7/15|
|Mitchell Roffer||Fishing Oceanography, Inc.||FL||6/7/2018|
|Affiliate Members||Representative||State||Date Joined|
|NOAA Southeast and Caribbean Regional Team||Geno Olmi||SC||5/10/09|
|NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory||Molly Baringer||FL||8/2/18|
|NOAA Ocean Acidification Program||Jennifer Bennett Mintz||SC||12/4/13|
|NOAA National Weather Service Wilmington North Carolina||Steve Pfaff||NC||3/16/2018|