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.
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: Michael Crosby
Representative: Jim Murley
Representative: Gary Mitchum
|Institutional Members||Representative||State||Date Joined|
|Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute||Luke McEachron||FL||1/1/08|
|Florida Institute of Oceanography||Monty Graham||FL||1/31/08|
|Florida Institute of Technology||Steven Lazarus||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||Bryan Franks||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||Tracy Smart||SC||3/19/08|
|South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium||Susan Lovelace||SC||12/5/07|
|Skidaway Institute of Oceanography||William Savidge||GA||1/4/08|
|University of Florida||Peter Sheng||FL||4/9/08|
|University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill||Michael 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|
|GeoOptics||Conrad C. Lautenbacher||GA|
|Fathom Science||Jennifer Warrillow||NC||10/26/17|
|Ocean Tracking Network at Dalhousie University||Evelien VanderKloet||Canada||2/22/18|
East Carolina University – Coastal Studies Institute
College of Charleston
|University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science||Nick Shay||FL||12/5/2007|
|Indian River Lagoon Council||Duane De Freese||FL||9/21/2020|
|The Nature Conservancy||Mary Conley||SC||2/10/2021|
|Coastal Science & Engineering||Patrick Barrineau||SC||2/16/2021|
|Coastal Carolina University||Paul Gayes||SC||4/30/2021|
|Duke University Marine Lab||Patrick N. Halpin||NC||12/1/2007|
|Individual Members||Organization||State||Date Joined|
|Rick Cole||RDSea International||FL||7/1/11|
|Erin Hague||Tetra Tech||FL||6/27/2022|
|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|
|U.S.G.S.||John K. Joiner||GA||7/14/08|
|NOAA Ocean Acidification Program||Jennifer Bennett Mintz||SC||12/4/13|
|NOAA National Weather Service Wilmington North Carolina||Steve Pfaff||NC||3/16/2018|