Laura Korman is the Program Coordinator for SECOORA, leading product development efforts, advancing SECOORA’s new water level initiative, and managing some of SECOORA’s affiliate programs and projects such as the Southeast Coastal and Ocean Acidification Network (SOCAN), the regional ocean data sharing initiative and the Southeast and Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership (SCDRP).
Within SECOORA, she will also support our expanding organizational and outreach work through content development, meeting planning assistance, and related duties.
Laura earned her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado. After graduating Laura went on to earn her Master’s in Environmental Science from Villanova University, where she studied the implications of coastal land use on nearshore coral reefs in Puerto Rico.
Professionally, Laura has served as an Environmental Scientist and Program Manager for California’s Environmental Protection Agency. Laura has managed over $2 million in state contracting funds and coordinated with federal partners to protect Lake Tahoe’s water quality.
Laura brings a diverse background in water quality preservation, stakeholder engagement, and coastal conservation to SECOORA. Laura and her fiancé Alex live on Amelia Island, Florida with their puppy, Poppy.
Webinar: Developing low-cost and open-source technologies for smart coastal communities
Join us Thursday, February 22nd at 12 PM ET for SECOORA's Coastal Observing in Your Community Webinar Series! Our speaker this month is Dr. Phil Bresnahan from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
SECOORA Request for Quotes: Operate Nationwide Coastal Web Camera Network
SECOORA is soliciting proposals focused on installing, maintaining, and operating web cameras to scale from a regional to a national network of coastal web cameras (WebCOOS).
Meet the Winner of the 2023 SECOORA Data Challenge
Kaylee Mooney, a graduate student from Florida Gulf Coast University, is the winner of the SECOORA Data Challenge for her proposal Implementing Vulnerability into Historic Hurricane Normalizations.