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Fall 2006 Business Planning Workshop Agenda

September 12-13, 2006, Jacksonville, Florida. Working groups commenced organizing the business plan.

Index of Documents

  1. Workshop Agenda
  2. Terms of Reference and Membership 2006
  3. Working Group Expectations and Deliverables
  4. Business Plan Guidance
    1. Ocean.US RA Business Planning Guidance
    2. SECOORA Business Plan Outline & Overview
  5. Governance and Funding Working Group
    1. SECOORA Governance Framework
  6. Operational and Systems Working Group
    1. RCOOS Operations Plan
    2. Draft Ocean Data Partnership MOU
    3. Working Subgroups July 2005 Business Planning Workshop Executive Summaries and Transition Matrices
      1. Observations and Data Transmission
      2. Data Management and Communications
      3. Data Analysis and Products
  7. Product Development and Marketing Working Group
    1. Transition Matrix
    2. SECOORA Market Analysis
    3. Ocean Observations User Characterization Summary
    4. Summary Report of the Southeast Coastal Managers Focus Group on Ocean Observation Needs
  8. Research and Development Working Group
    1. Transition Matrix

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September 12-13, 2006

Sea Turtle Inn

Jacksonville, FL


Tuesday, September 12


Unless otherwise noted,
all functions will be held in Island Rooms A&B

7:30 – 8:30
Continental Breakfast (Island Room A&B)
8:30 – 8:45
Welcome (Rick DeVoe, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium)
8:45 – 9:00
Workshop Overview (Susannah Sheldon, SECOORA)
9:00 – 9:25
U.S. GOOS Steering Committee (Dr. Mark Luther, University of South Florida)
9:25 – 9:50
NOAA Buoy Regional Prioritization Inputs (Dr. Richard Crout, NOAA NWS National Data Buoy Center)
9:50 – 10:15
ORION (Dr. Harvey Seim, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill)
10:15 – 10:30
BREAK
10:30 – 11:45
NOAA Overview Panel
11:45 – 12:30
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ocean.US Certification Criteria/Engaging other Agencies (Dr. Mary Altalo, Ocean.US)
12:30 – 1:45
LUNCH (15 minutes each)
Ocean Room
1:45 – 3:00
Examples of Regional Applications of IOOS in the Southeast
3:00 – 3:15
BREAK
3:15 – 5:15
The evolution of sub-regional systems to SECOORA (Rick DeVoe)
5:15 – 5:30
Wrap-up/Day 2 Overview (Rick DeVoe)
5:30 – 7:00
Reception sponsored by the Alliance for Coastal Technologies and Marine Technology Society-Florida Section (Ocean Room)
7:00
Dinner on your own

Wednesday, September 13

Unless otherwise noted, all functions will take place in Island Rooms A&B
7:30 – 8:30
Continental breakfast
8:30 – 9:15
SECOORA Business Meeting
  • Welcome (Rick DeVoe)
    • Establishing the Rules of Engagement for the Day
  • Moving SECOORA Forward - Views of the SECOORA Steering Committee (Committee members)
  • SECOORA Business Plan (Rick DeVoe)
    • Overview of Business Plan Elements
    • Establishing Working Groups to Complete Work on SECOORA Business Plan
9:15 – 10:00
Appointment of SECOORA Working Groups PLEASE NOTE: This will occur in Island Rooms A&B, the rooms listed below are breakout rooms to which you should head for your appropriate working group from 10:15 am – 1:45 pm
  • Overview of Working Group Structure (Rick DeVoe)
    (Working Groups chairs appointed by the Steering Committee)
  • Conceptual Design of Enterprise Framework (Carroll Hood)
    1. Governance and Funding Working Group
      (Steering Committee plus at least 3 additional members to be appointed)
      Ponte Vedra Room
      Responsibilities:
      • Refine RA goals, objectives, needs and benefits
      • Revise Steering Committee-approved Governance Plan framework based on feedback from members, including a timeline to implement the plan
      • Present final framework to audience at reconvening
      • Work toward By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation
      • Identify budget needs and current and future sources of funding
    2. Product Development and Marketing Working Group
      (at least 5 members to be appointed; representatives of stakeholder groups and Outreach and Education functions will be included)
      Amelia Room
      Responsibilities:
      • Revise and enhance Outreach and Marketing section of business plan
      • Based on participation in Operational and Systems Performance Working Group
      • Determine best ways to incorporate SEACOOS Extension and Education efforts into SECOORA Outreach and Education functions
    3. Operational and Systems Performance Working Group
      (made of Chair of each Working Sub-group; representatives of stakeholder groups and Outreach and Education functions will be included as members within each Working Sub-Group)
      Island Rooms A&B
      1. OBS and Data Transmission Sub-group
        (at least 5 members to be appointed)
        Responsibilities:
        • RCOOS Design Document completion
        • Identification of current assets and future needs
        • Describe system performance milestones and metrics
      2. DMAC Sub-group
        (at least 5 members to be appointed)
        Responsibilities:
        • Development of Ocean Data Partnership
        • Document standards and protocols
        • Identify means to interface with national DMAC effort
        • Describe system performance milestones and metrics
      3. Data Analysis and Data Products Sub-group
        (at least 5 members to be appointed)
        Responsibilities:
        • Develop Strategic Plan for Modeling and Forecasting Implementation
        • Develop user interfaces
        • Coordinate with private sector data producers
        • Describe system performance milestones and metrics
    4. Research and Development Working Group
      (at least 5 members to be appointed)
      Fernandina Room
      Responsibilities:
      • Develop priorities for regional research and pilot projects to improve the RCOOS
      • Develop and describe high priority research that should be initiated, upon which pilot projects can be based.
      • Develop plans for growing and sustaining the workforce of trained system operators
10:00 – 10:15
BREAK
10:15 – 1:45
Working Groups disperse to breakout rooms to work on relevant Business Plan elements (Working lunch – box lunch available at 12 noon in registration area)
Responsibilities:
  • Review pertinent sections of draft Business Plan in context of responsibilities outlined above
  • Identify changes/additions to be made/expectations
  • Identify “next steps” and outline schedule of tasks to complete drafting of sections
1:45 – 2:45
Reconvene in plenary for Working Group reports
  • Governance and Funding Working Group
  • Product Development and Marketing Working group
  • Operational and System Performance Working Group
    • Observations and Data Transmission Sub-group
    • DMAC Sub-group
    • Data Analysis and Data Products Sub-group
  • Research and Development Working Group
2:45 – 3:45
SECOORA Organizational Meeting Transition from the Terms of Reference to the Governance Plan via the Governance Framework (Rick DeVoe)
3:45 – 4:00
Wrap Up/Next Steps (Rick DeVoe)
  • Set dates for next workshop
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