Updated: 05, December 2018

The Board of Directors for the Regional Association for the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System are:

Term Expires
Private Sector Representatives
Alyssa Dausman    The Water Institute of the Gulf, VP of Science  Fall 2021
David Driver    BP America, Inc.  Fall 2020
Bill Lingsch (Past Chair)    Perspecta, Ocean Science and Technology (Director)  Fall 2021
Ruth Perry    Shell Exploration & Production Company  Fall 2019
Jan van Smirren (Treasurer)    Ocean Sierra, LLC.  Fall 2019
Government Sector Representatives
Steven Buschang (Secretary)    Texas General Land Office  Fall 2020
Pat Hogan    Naval Research Laboratory  Fall 2019
Ed Kearns    Chief Data Director, NOAA  Fall 2020
Kirsten Larsen    NOAA/NCEI-MS  Fall 2020
Mike Lee    USGS  Fall 2021
Academic Sector Representatives
Stephan Howden    University of Southern Mississippi  Fall 2019
Nancy Rabalais    Louisiana State University  Fall 2020
Nick Shay    University of Miami, RSMAS  Fall 2021
Outreach and Education Sector Representatives
Jean May-Brett    Louisiana Department of Education (Retired)  Fall 2019
Renee Collini    Mississippi State University  Fall 2021
Sara Graves (Board Chair)    University of Alabama Huntsville  Fall 2020
Joe Swaykos (Chair Elect)    National Data Buoy Center (Retired,Chief Scientist)  Fall 2020
Senior Advisors
Worth D. Nowlin, Jr.    Distinguished Professor Emeritus,TAMU
Ann E. Jochens    Former Executive Director, GCOOS

Board Liaisons to GCOOS Councils, Committees and Task Teams, as well as GOMA Priority Issue Teams and the IOOS Association

Description of the process for the initial Board of Directors election in 2005.