Join us for the GCOOS Board Members Meeting, in Tampa from 3-5 October 2018.

The 2018 GCOOS Fall Board Members Meeting will be held at the Westin WaterSide in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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Westin Waterside Hotel, Tampa Fl.


Members Meeting (4 October 2018) will be held at the Westin Waterside Hotel. ( 725 South Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33602 USA)

The Board of Directors meeting (3 & 5 October 2018) will be held at the Port of Tampa Bay. (1101 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602).

Provisional Agenda

725 S. Harbor Island Blvd, Tampa, FL

Coral Reef Room

Provisional Agenda for the Members Meeting, Oct. 4

8 a.m.    Light breakfast and check in

8:30    Welcome and remarks from Board chair – Welcome new Board members

8:45    Board role call and self- introductions

8:55    Adoption of the agenda

9 a.m.    Admiral Jon White, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

9:30    The Port of Tampa Bay – Chris Cooley and Dr. Mark Luther

10 a.m.  Coffee Break

10:30  NOAA’s Big Data Project – TBD for Ed Kearns

11 a.m. Florida’s Harmful Algal Bloom Program: Dr. Kate Hubbard, FWRI

11:30 Comments from representatives from Senatorial or Congressional offices

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch

1:15  Carl Gouldman – Director, US IOOS Program office

1:45   GCOOS Update – Barbara Kirkpatrick

2:15 Outreach and Education Update – Chris Simoniello

2:30   GCOOS data management – Felimon Gayanilo

2:45 – 3:15 Break

3:15   Update on GCOOS Valuation Projects (Craig for Dan Petrolia)

3:30   Demo- Everything Beaches- Kobara/Craig


Subcontractor Reports

3:45  Pierce: Mote Marine Lab

4:00 Fanara- Mote Marine Lab

4:15 Milbrandt- Sanibel Captive Conservation Foundation

4:30    Gulf Gliders/GANDALF (Currier, Kirkpatrick)

4:45    Discussion/review of the day and action items

5 p.m.    ADJOURN