Join us for an in-person meeting on December 2-3, 2021 hosted in St. Petersburg, FL. The meeting will focus on harmful algal blooms, DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), and SECOORA programmatic updates.
This meeting will also be held virtually, please register if you plan to attend virtually or in-person.
Do not miss the chance to network with coastal ocean scientists from around the Southeast.
When: December 2-3, 2021
Where: Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront (333 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701)
Register: Click here to register for the virtual session on December 2. We have reached capacity for the in person sessions. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Email Abbey Wakely at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a hotel.
SECOORA will be following CDC and local guidelines for COVID-19. We encourage all attendees to be vaccinated, wear masks, and socially distance. The room will be classroom set up with one or two people per six foot table. The lunch and social will be held outside. SECOORA will be placing masks and hand sanitizer at each table.
Meeting Outline (download PDF of agenda)
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Times are subject to change and all events are open to the public unless otherwise indicated.
Location: Grand Bay Ballroom South at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront (333 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701)
|8:30 – 9:00 AM||SECOORA meeting Registration and Coffee (provided)|
|9:00 – 9:15 AM||
|9:15 – 9:55 AM||
US Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Updates
|9:55 – 10:10 AM||
|10:10 – 10:20 AM||
Introduction of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) Panels
|10:20 – 10:30 AM||
Coffee Break (provided)
|10:30 – 10:45 AM||
Welcome by Mayor Rick Kriseman
|10:45 – 11:45 AM||
HAB Panel – Multi-Regional Priorities
|11:45 – 12:45 PM||
HAB Panel – Expert Perspectives on Southeast HABs
|12:45 – 2:00 PM||Lunch (provided)
Location: Mahaffey Theater Parking Lot 400 1st St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Map from Hotel: https://goo.gl/maps/e9c1DRMRXjZPRKXe8
|2:00 – 2:10 PM||
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Session Overview
|2:10 – 3:10 PM||
DEI Panel – Individual Perspectives in Ocean Sciences
|3:10 – 4:10 PM||
DEI Panel – Ocean Science Programs Focused on DEI
|4:10 – 4:30 PM||
DEI Open Discussion to Advance SECOORA DEI Efforts
|4:30 – 5:00 PM||
|5:00 PM – 8:00 PM||
SECOORA Social (appetizers provided)
Friday, December 3, 2021
Board Meeting (email email@example.com if you plan on attending)
|8:00 – 8:15 AM||Walk to Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge
Location: Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge (Albert Whitted Airport, 2nd floor, 540 1st St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701)
Map from Hotel: https://goo.gl/maps/tyeMne99AmXRnPeb7
|8:15 – 8:45 AM||
Welcome and Breakfast (provided)
|8:45 – 9:00 AM||
|9:00 – 9:10 AM||
|9:10 – 10:10 AM||
Roundtable: Regional Association Directors Priorities for the Next 5 Years
|10:10 – 10:20 AM||Break|
|Board Meeting Continued (closed session)|
|10:20 – 11:20 AM||
Confirm Next Steps
|11:20 – 11:50 AM||
IOOS Proposal – Tier 2 Priorities
|11:50 – 12:00 PM||
Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network (SOCAN) is hosting a free virtual workshop on December 1. The workshop will address the intersection of ocean acidification social, economic, and environmental vulnerabilities in the Southeast. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.
To register to attend the SOCAN Workshop, please fill out the registration form here.