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May 12-14, 2009

Clarion Hotel Airport Conference Center

2101 Dixie Clipper Road

Jacksonville, Florida 32224


Conference Call Information

Dial 914-339-0016

Access Code: 547-649-040

Tuesday May 12, 2009
10:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 1:00
Lunch on your own
Education and Outreach Committee Lunch Meeting
SECOORA Board Meeting
1:00 – 1:10
Welcome, Roll Call, and Agenda Review (DeVoe)
1:10 – 1:30
SECOORA Business
1:30 – 2:15
Staff Reports
  • Executive Director Report
  • Other
2:15 – 2:55
Policy Committee Updates
2:55 – 3:10
3:10 – 3:50
Program Committee Updates
3:50 – 4:00
Stakeholder Advisory Committee (Kuba)
4:00 – 5:00
Clarifying the Way Forward
5:00 – 5:30
Meeting Wrap-up and Adjourn
  • Board/Member Meeting Schedule for the Year
    • Board: July 1, 11:00AM Conference Call
    • Board: September 14-15, Raleigh, NC
    • Board/Member: May 11-13, 2010, Location TBD
5:30 – 6:30
Mixer (Hotel Bar)
Committee Dinner Meetings (Please contact Chair for details)
Governance, Education and Outreach, Operation and Maintenance
Wednesday May 13, 2009
SECOORA Members Meeting
7:30 – 8:00
Registration (SECOORA Staff)
8:00 – 8:10
Welcome (DeVoe)
8:10 – 8:30
Executive Director Update (Hernandez)
8:30 – 8:45
SECOORA Business
Treasurer’s Report (Cavendish) Conflict of Interest Statements (Hernandez)
8:45 - 9:15
IOOS National Overview (Willis)
9:15 – 9:40
National Federation of Regional Associations Update (Quintrell)
9:40 – 9:45
Review of Election Procedures (Dekle)
9:45 – 10:30
Election Ballot Distribution and Voting (Registration Desk)
10:30 – 11:30
Offshore Ocean Energy

(Facilitator: Hernandez)

During this panel, speakers will provide national, academic/public utility and private sector perspectives of the need for ocean observing data to inform offshore energy development initiatives. Panelists have been asked to identify opportunities or mechanisms for the ocean observing community to become more effectively engaged in emerging ocean energy initiatives.

Environmental Effects and Information Needs – Alternative Energy Development on the OCS
Jacqui Michel, Ph.D., President
Research Planning, Inc

Wave and Ocean Thermal Energy Generation
Tom Kuba, Manager
Business Development – Ocean Observing Solutions
Lockheed Martin Civil Systems

South Carolina Marine Renewable Energy Initiative: The Palmetto Wind Project
Paul Gayes, Director
Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies,
Coastal Carolina University
11:30 – 12:30
Innovations in Utilizing Ocean and Coastal Observing Data

(Facilitator: Sheldon)

The purpose of this panel session is to highlight innovative research occurring in the Southeast region that utilizes ocean observing data to address important societal needs for improved decision-making. Panelists have been asked to identify key stakeholders and/or end users that are benefiting from their innovative use of ocean observing data and information.

Three West Florida Shelf COOS Vignettes: Applications on Alternative Energy, Red-tide and Mean Circulation Patterns from Sustained Observations
Robert Weisberg, University of South Florida

Long Term Observations of the Undercurrent and Coastal Countercurrent in the Straits of Florida
Alex Soloviev, (NSUOC), Amy Hirons (NSUOC), and Jon Wood (Ocean Data Technology, MA)

Recreational Beach Bacteria Modeling and Forecasting and the Consequences to Public Health and Economic Vitality
Dwayne Porter, University of South Carolina
12:30 – 1:30
Basic Observation Buoy (BOB) Workshop Next Steps

Please join Lundie Spence and others in a roundtable discussion of what researchers, graduate students and others have been doing to build on the BOB workshop held this past January. One follow-up opportunity includes submitting a BOB proposal/poster to Oceans ’09. Another focus of discussion will be options for reporting of the data from BOB projects on the SECOORA website.

1:30 – 1:35
Announcement of Election Results (Dekle)
1:35 – 2:05
Ocean Observing Assets: Existing Inventories and Additional Inventory Needs (Merz and Seim)

Led by the Chairs of SECOORA’s Operations and Maintenance Committee, SECOORA members will participate in a 30-minute discussion of ocean observing asset inventories. After a brief introduction to some existing inventories and the need for this information to inform decision-makers and others of our capabilities and needs, the membership will be asked to comment on potential options for building an improved inventory for our region.

2:05 – 2:20
Runoff Ballot Distribution and Voting
(Registration Desk)
2:20 – 3:20
Modeling in the Southeast: Developing Models for Enhanced Coastal Resiliency

(Facilitator: Walker)

This five-member panel will explore ongoing modeling efforts in the region. After the presentations, Mitch Roffer (Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc.) and Roger Pugliese (SAFMC) will offer comments on partnership opportunities for stakeholders to build on and leverage these modeling projects.

Wave and Storm Surge Forecasting Activities for the North Carolina Coast
Rick Luettich, University of North Carolina

Progress on A Regional Storm Surge and Inundation Model Testbed
Peter Sheng, University of Florida

Developing the Regional Coupled Interdisciplinary Modeling System and its Values for SECOORA Stakeholders
Ruoying He, North Carolina State University-CANCELED
3:20 – 4:20
Review and Decision of By-Laws Recommendations (DeVoe)
4:20 – 4:30
Announcement of Runoff Election Results (Dekle)
4:30 – 5:00
Future Direction/Meeting Wrap-Up/Adjourn (DeVoe)
5:00 – 5:15
5:15 – 6:45
NOAA Southeast & Caribbean Regional Team Stakeholder Engagement

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is embarking upon development of its strategic plan for 2013-2017 and desires to have stakeholders inform that development. The NOAA Southeast & Caribbean Regional Team would like the opportunity to receive input from SECOORA members as part of the stakeholder engagement process. NOAA representatives would like to spend about 90 minutes with meeting attendees in discussions revolving around the following three questions:

  1. What trends will shape our collective future over the next 20 years?
  2. What challenges or opportunities will we face as a result of those trends?
  3. What would you like to see NOAA strive to do in response to those challenges and opportunities?
5:00 – 6:30
Reception (Cash Bar)
Thursday May 14, 2009
9:00 – 5:00
DMAC/ODP/DMCC Meeting (Fletcher/Hood/Sheng)
Developing Requirements for an HF Radar Application
Friday May 15, 2009
9:00 – 4:00
DMAC Progress and DMCC Operations (Walker)
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