Last updated: 19 May 2015

GCOOS Mailing lists

If you wish to be added to the GCOOS-RA general distribution list, please click here to contact Susan Martin. If you wish to be added to the GCOOS-RA Newsletter mailing list, please subscribe here: Newsletter.

Membership in the GCOOS-RA

If you or the entity you represent would like to become a Member of the GCOOS-RA, send a request to the Executive Director ( or a Board of Directors member with a brief statement:

  • Showing your involvement in the Gulf of Mexico, either as a user or producer of data or products, perhaps with URL.
  • Giving information on the entity you represent or yourself (if you wish to become an individual Member) with contact information.

We have a Frequently Asked Questions document that may answer questions you have regarding membership in the GCOOS-RA.

Membership on the GCOOS-RA Board of Directors

If you wish to serve on the GCOOS-RA Board of Directors, you must be a Member, or affiliated with a Member, of the GCOOS-RA (see above). Each fall we send out a call for nominations. Self-nominations are accepted. Please watch for the email requesting nominations. If you are not on the GCOOS distribution list, please request to be added (see above).

Council, Committee, and/or Task Team Membership

If you wish to participate on one of our Councils, Committees, and/or Task Teams, contact Barb Kirkpatrick ( to express your interest in serving.


Comments on any aspect of the development of the GCOOS, the programs of the GCOOS-RA, or GCOOS-RA documents are welcome at anytime. Please send comments to Barb Kirkpatrick ( for review, dissemination to appropriate GCOOS-RA members, and action, if any. If your comments are intended for consideration by a specific GCOOS-RA staffer or governing/advisory body, please indicate that in the comment. Regional Association Documents currently open for comment are: