JenVreelandThis month, we’re welcoming the newest member of the GCOOS staff: Jen Vreeland as research associate. She has a B.A. in Environmental Science from Eckerd College and is  finishing her Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Green Mountain College. With her biology background, Jen will be coordinating G-CAN, our newly formed Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Acidification Network (G-CAN) and in the future will be assisting the data management team as MBON and other biological projects expand and increase.

She’ll also be assuming many GCOOS administrative duties, including arrangements for the next GCOOS annual meeting, scheduled for March 23 at La Pavillon in New Orleans. (Look for more details in next month’s newsletter.) Jen can be reached at

Welcome aboard!