Updated: 29 March 2017

Would you like to become a GCOOS Regional Association Member?

Please contact our Executive Director Barbara Kirkpatrick (barb.kirkpatrick@gcoos.org) for further information. Thank you!

Individual Members (non-voting)

Individual Members Affiliation State Date Joined
Richard Allard Naval Research Laboratory MS 04/13/2015
Brenda Leroux Babin Terrebonne Parish School Board/Busy Bee Clinic LA 04/19/2010
Landry Bernard University of Southern Mississippi MS 03/04/2013
John P. Blaha Naval Oceanographic Office MS 03/24/2008
Jerry Boatman Mississippi State University MS 04/09/2013
Lisa Campbell Texas A&M University TX 03/21/2007
Kendall L. Carder University of South Florida FL 03/17/2005
Michael Dagg LUMCON LA 02/09/2005
Thomas J. DeWitt Texas A&M University/AgriLife TX 07/04/2017
Steven F. DiMarco Texas A&M University TX 01/14/2008
Carol Dorsey Alabama Department of Public Health AL 01/21/2014
David Driver BP TX 08/22/2012
Catherine R. Edwards Skidaway Institute of Oceanography GA 08/16/2010
Yoko Furukawa Naval Research Laboratory MS 03/07/2007
Wilford Gardner Texas A&M University TX 01/25/2005
J. Michael Hemsley Retired MS 03/01/2013
Darren W. Henrichs Texas A&M University TX 04/12/2015
Robert Hetland Texas A&M University TX 04/20/2005
Matthew Howard Texas A&M University TX 01/26/2005
Stephan Howden University of Southern Mississippi MS 06/20/2005
Ann Jochens Texas A&M University TX 04/29/2005
Bjorn Kjerfve University of South Carolina SC 03/11/2005
Donna M. Kocak Maritime Communication Services FL 04/19/2010
John Lever Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command MS 01/07/2016
Matt Love Ocean Conservancy LA 05/21/2011
Yixin “Peter” Luo WAVCIS LA 09/25/2013
Lisa Medeiros Geospace Offshore TX 05/12/2010
Terry McPherson LMI NC 08/22/2012
Dong-Ha Min UT Austin TX 08/04/2014
Jeffery P. Morin RPS Evans Hamilton TX 09/23/2015
Barbara Muhling NOAA FL 08/12/2010
Frank Muller-Karger University of South Florida FL 05/21/2005
Christopher N. K. Mooers Retired OR 05/22/2006
Worth D. Nowlin, Jr. Texas A&M University, Emeritus TX 01/25/2005
Nancy Rabalais LUMCON LA 02/01/2005
Rafael Ramos Woods Hole Group TX 02/11/2016
Mary Jo Richardson Texas A&M University TX 05/15/2008
Donald A. Roman Retired MS 01/06/2006
Justin A. Saarinen New College FL 12/04/2014
Glen T. Shen Mote Marine Laboratory FL 03/05/2007
W. H. “Buzz” Sierke Jr. Gothic Arch Greenhouses, Inc. AL 01/16/2007
Christina Simoniello University of South Florida FL 01/26/2010
Kevin Speer Florida State University FL 07/17/2010
Robert Sullivan George Washington University DC 02/02/2014
Robert H. Weisberg University of South Florida FL 05/24/2006
Fred C. Zeile NOAA MS 02/22/2010

Associate Members (non-voting)

Member Represented by Date Joined
Ingenieria y Desarrollo Empresarial de Tabasco Edi Moreno Limon 09/26/2012
Presidente de Profesionales Especialistas del Medio Ambiente, AC Leon Mauro Gutierrez Ferretis 09/26/2012
Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales Antonio J. Díaz de León Corral 02/26/2010

Voting Members

Member Represented by State Sector Date Joined
Aanderaa Instruments, Xylem Richard M. Butler, Jr. MA P 09/04/2014
Alliance for Coastal Technologies, Gulf of Mexico Partner Sherryl Gilbert FL P 01/25/2005
Aquatrak Corporation Wes Sessoms FL P 01/26/2005
Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program Susan Testroet-Bergeron LA G 02/01/2005
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Pat Roscigno LA G 02/11/2005
CB&I Coastal and Maritime Services Lindino Benedet FL P 02/28/2017
CB&I Coastal and Maritime Services Alec Scott TX P 02/28/2017
National Data Buoy Center Joseph W. Swaykos MS A 03/17/2005
Chevron Energy Technology Company James D. Stear TX P 02/01/2005
COAPS, Florida State University Eric Chassignet FL A 03/18/2005
Conrad Blucher Institute, TAMUCC Gary Jeffress TX A 08/13/2014
Cousteau Divers Stephanie Stefanski FL 06/01/2012
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. Alan D. Hart FL P 08/10/2013
Dauphin Island Sea Lab John Dindo AL A 10/06/2009
Dialytics, Inc. Clifford R. Merz FL P 03/01/2006
Exocetus Development LLC Ray Mahr Jr. CA P 11/15/2013
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Kathleen Okeife FL G 06/09/2006
Florida COOS Consortium Michael Kindel FL P 02/19/2007
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Kevin Claridge FL G 04/16/2007
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition Larry Warrenfeltz FL A 09/14/2006
Florida Institute of Oceanography William Hogarth FL A 09/19/2011
Florida International University  Joseph Boyer FL A 02/01/2006
Florida Sea Grant Program Karl Havens FL G 01/25/2005
Forristall Ocean Engineering, Inc. George Forristall ME P 02/24/2005
Fototerra Aerial Survey,LLC Alessandro Vagata TX P 03/10/2017
Fugro Ben Williams TX P 02/01/2005
Galveston Bay Foundation Nate Johnson TX NGO 10/05/2012
Gardline Andrew Matkin TX P 5/05/2017
Grand Bay NERR Ayesha Gray MS G 02/16/2016
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory-Marine Education Center Christopher Snyder MS A 04/25/2005
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Laura Bowie MS NGO 09/19/2013
Gulf of Mexico Foundation Quenton R. Dokken TX P 02/24/2009
Gulf of Mexico Hydrates Research Consortium, University of Mississippi Greg Easson MS A 01/25/2005
Gulf of Mexico University Research Collaborative Larry McKinney TX A 03/14/2013
Horizon Marine-CLS Chris Riffe TX P 02/27/2017
Individual Contributor Worth D. Nowlin, Jr. TX A 02/17/2016
Information Technology & Systems Center of University of Alabama in Huntsville Sara J. Graves AL A 08/10/2010
Institute for Marine Mammal Studies Moby Solangi MS P 04/09/2010
The International Seakeepers Society Dean Klevan FL P 03/26/2012
JASCO Applied Sciences USA, Inc. Cynthia Pyc FL P 02/10/2017
Liquid Robotics, Inc.  Ryan Carlon TX P 01/25/2005
Louisiana Science Teachers Association (LSTA)  Jean May-Brett (Treasurer, LSTA) LA A 07/31/2017
Louisiana State University – Earth Scan Laboratory Nan Walker LA A 08/05/2014
Louisiana State University – WAVCIS Chunyan Li LA A
LUMCON Craig McClain LA A 02/01/2005
MacArtney Underwater Technology Andrew T. Ziegwied OR P 11/24/2008
Marathon Oil Co. Gail D. Baxter TX P 03/10/2009
Metanomy, Inc. Cameron Hunt FL P 10/22/2015
Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve Edward J. Buskey TX G 09/23/2009
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Jamie Miller MS G 01/31/2005
Mississippi Enterprise for Technology, Inc. Charlie Beasley MS P 07/28/2014
Mississippi State University Jennifer Easley MS A 02/01/2010
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium LaDon Swann MS G 03/12/2007
Mote Marine Laboratory, Inc. Rich Pierce FL NGO 10/11/2005
Nature Coast Biological Station, University of Florida Mendy Allen FL A 05/19/2016
The Nature Conservancy Jorge Brenner TX P 01/27/2012
Nature’s Academy Dana Pounds FL NGO 02/24/2014
Naval Research Laboratory Patrick Hogan MS G 01/25/2005
Navarre Beach Marine Science Station Charlene Mauro FL NGO 08/25/2017
NOAA NCEI Kirsten Larsen MS G 04/06/2017
NortekUSA, LLC Freda Zifteh MD P 01/25/2010
Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center Richard E. Dodge FL A 04/15/2005
Optical Oceanography Laboratory, USF Chuanmin Hu FL A 08/06/2014
Oyster Sentinel Thomas M. Soniat LA P 08/13/2007
PAR Government Systems Corporation Thomas P. Harding NY P 06/20/2006
Radiance Technologies, Inc. Thomas Strange AL P 04/26/2007
Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service Mitchell Roffer FL P 01/31/2005
Rookery Bay NERR Keith Laakkonen FL G 01/21/2016
RPS Evans Hamilton, Inc. John MacLeod TX P 01/25/2005
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Erick Milbrant FL G 04/01/2008
SeaTech, Florida Atlantic University Manhar Dhanak FL A 02/19/2007
Secrets of the Sea Marine Exploration Center and Aquarium (Pier Aquarium) E. Howard Rutherford FL P 03/26/2012
Shell Global Solutions US Inc. Pak Leung TX P 07/20/2005
Shreveport Sail & Power Squadron Jerry W. Madden LA P 05/29/2009
Society for Underwater Technology Christopher Curran TX P 09/14/2006
SRI International Mary E. Bastida CA P 08/11/2010
Subsea Technologies Garry Hurkens TX P 10/28/2016
Summer Vacation Charters Brent Gaskill FL P 06/30/2012
Tampa Bay Estuary Program Ed Sherwood FL G 07/25/2005
Tampa Bay PORTS Mark Luther FL G 01/25/2005
Teledyne ODI John Flynn FL P 12/12/2005
Teledyne RD Instruments Darryl Symonds CA P 06/18/2010
Texas A&M AgriLife Thomas J. DeWitt TX A 07/04/2017
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi Luis Cifuentes TX A 02/21/2005
Texas A&M University Department of Oceanography Shari Yvon-Lewis TX A 01/25/2005
Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS); GERG Tony Knap TX G/A 01/25/2005
Texas General Land Office Steven Buschang TX G 01/25/2005
Texas Institute for Applied Enviro. Research (TIER) Quenten R. Dokken TX A 03/24/2017
Texas Sea Grant College Program Pamela Plotkin TX G 02/01/2005
ThinkBlue Solutions LLC Bridget Washburn FL P 03/07/2012
Titan Partners Greg Lorenzetti CA P 05/02/2007
TowBoat U.S. Tampa Bay to Crystal River Larry Tieman FL P 02/05/2009
Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research and LEAG Michael Blum LA P 02/14/2005
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Gulf of Mexico Program Ben Scaggs MS G 01/26/2009
University of Florida Y. Peter Sheng FL A 03/16/2007
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Beth Stauffer LA A 09/24/2015
University of Miami – Rosenstiel School Nick Shay FL A 07/11/2006
University of Miami Center for Computational Science Nicholas Tsinoremas FL A 08/25/2011
University of South Florida, College of Marine Science Jackie Dixon FL A 03/23/2005
The University of Southern Mississippi Monty Graham MS A 04/25/2005
University of Texas Marine Science Institute Tracy Villareal TX A 08/04/2014
Vencore Services & Solutions, Inc. William Lingsch MS P 03/07/2007
WeatherFlow Inc. James Titlow FL P 02/09/2007
Woods Hole Group, Inc. Rafael Ramos TX P 04/04/2006