Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Dorton as SECOORA’s Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System (RCOOS) Manager. Jennifer will be responsible for overseeing the development of SECOORA’s updated regional observing plan, managing Data Management and Communications, coordinating SECOORA’s Principal Investigators, and growing our observing system.
Jennifer has over 13 years of experience leading grant funded programs and projects at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). She has served as a Principal Investigator (PI) on the SECOORA funded UNCW Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program and as the lead PI on the Marine Weather Portal web development project. Jennifer has worked as the Coordinator for NOAA teams such as NOAA in the Carolinas and the North Carolina Sentinel Site Cooperative.
Jennifer and her husband, Jay Styron, also own and operate Carolina Mariculture Co., an oyster farm where they use off-bottom mariculture techniques to farm raise oysters.
Welcome aboard Jennifer!