Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing
 Regional Association
Weekly News Update    July 26, 2010 
In This Issue: SECOORA News | Oil Spill Updates | Conference Announcement | Coming Events
Reminder:  SECOORA Members:  The FY11 IOOS Federal Funding Opportunity, "FY 2011 Implementation of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)" has been released.   The SECOORA Solicitation of Letters of Intent: IOOS Federal Funding Opportunity 2010 web page will serve as the go-to place for information on SECOORA's proposal development process in response to this opportunity. LOIs are due to SECOORA by 5:00PM August 9, 2010.
SECOORA Seeks Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System Manager
SECOORA is seeking a professional contractor to serve as Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System (RCOOS) manager.  For more information including services required, required expertise and skills, qualifications, compensation, and application information, view the full announcement.

SECOORA Fall Board Meeting
The SECOORA Board meeting will be held September 29-30 at the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District in Tampa, FL. The group name is SECOORA and the cut-off date for reservations is 8/30/10. Please contact the hotel at 813-769-9267 to make your reservation. We anticipate an 11:30 am start time on Wednesday, September 29 and a meeting conclusion around 12 pm on Thursday, September 30.
Board members should contact Susannah Sheldon ( with any changes in their plans to attend.
Oil Spill Updates
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released its second peer-reviewed, analytical summary report about subsurface oil monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico.   
Conference Announcement
SECOORA is a sponsor of the Renewable Ocean Energy & the Marine Environment: Responsible Stewardship for a Sustainable Future in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, November 3-5, 2010. 
Don't miss this important opportunity to interact with researchers, developers, policy makers and scientists to discuss and identify gaps in the current state of knowledge regarding the environmental impacts of renewable ocean energy.
Registration is Now Available!
Plenary sessions addressing:
Regulatory and Policy Concerns
New Environmental Technologies
Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
Standards and Protocols for Environmental Assessment
Concurrent Sessions Addressing:
Blue Water: Physical Oceanography and the Pelagic Environment
Stakeholders: Societal, Economic and Policy Issues
Boundaries: Benthic and Coastal Environments
Data: Managing Information to Support Decision Making
Coming Events 
August 3-4, 2010  SECOORA DMCC Meeting, Columbia, SC
September 20-23, 2010  OCEANS 2010 MTS/IEEE, Seattle, Washington
September 27-October 1, 2010 Ninth Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes, Annapolis, Maryland
September 29-30, 2010 SECOORA Board Meeting, Tampa, FL
October 1-2, 2010 South Carolina Marine Educators Association (SCMEA) Annual Conference, Charleston, SC
November 3-5, 2010 Sustainable Ocean Energy & the Marine Environment, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
November 13-17, 2010 Restore America's Estuaries, Galveston Island, TX
November 15, 2010 NFRA Board Meeting, Washington, D.C. 
November 16-17, 2010 IOOS Regional Coordination Workshop, Washington, D.C.
February 13-18, 2011 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association
Are you interested in ocean observations, ecosystem management, marine operations, or coastal hazards? Then you should know about SECOORA, the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association. SECOORA is the regional solution to integrating coastal and ocean observing in the Southeast United States. Commitment to ocean observing technologies in our region is critical. Your input, guidance, support, and membership will insure that SECOORA continues to develop the products and services that you need. Join SECOORA and be a part of the Southeast's future. Contact Executive Director Debra Hernandez ( for more information.
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