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Strategic Plan

Below is an outline of the SECOORA Strategic Plan for 2021-2024. The SECOORA Board adopted the plan in Spring 2021. This document guides SECOORA’s tasks for the next 3 years.

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SECOORA’s mission is to observe, understand, and increase awareness of our coastal ocean; supporting community, economic, and ecosystem resilience through strong and diverse partnerships.

3-Year Vision

SECOORA is the recognized regional leader, valued partner, and the trusted source for coastal ocean information.

Core Values

We believe in…

Scientific integrity, technical excellence, and innovation
Active stewardship of coastal ocean ecosystems
Diverse, inclusive and supportive participation in all activities
Science based discovery and decision-making
Accessible useful information for addressing societal needs
Leadership in coastal ocean science partnerships

Strategic Priority Goals

  1. Increase exposure & broaden usage of SECOORA’s information & products
  2. Utilize a prioritized science-justified ocean observing system plan to guide and inform decision making and implementation
  3. Expand Partnerships including members and stakeholders
  4. Broaden participation of historically underrepresented groups at all levels in our activities
  5. Improve SECOORA’s organizational capabilities