The MARACOOS Annual Meeting is May 10 in Annapolis, MD. Register Today!


Register today for the MARACOOS Annual Meeting

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The 2017 MARACOOS Annual Meeting will feature a new format that includes an all-day meeting with partners, collaborators, and stakeholders on May 10th preceded by an evening networking reception on May 9th. Join individuals from the private sector, non-profits, academia, and government as we come together to discuss the state of ocean observing and set goals for the future of the Mid-Atlantic region. 

Crowne Plaza, Annapolis, MD, May 10th

Attend the highlight of the year in Mid-Atlantic ocean observing and prediction!


For registration to the Annual Meeting, Click HERE

MARACOOS (IOOS in the Mid-Atlantic Region) is pleased to welcome its members and partners for an interesting series of discussions and plans for the future of ocean observing in the region.


Agenda (Draft) - PDF


Tuesday May 9
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Open Reception (with Dinner-style Food and Beverages) for MARACOOS Networking Discussions (ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE INVITED)
7:30 pm Adjourn and Additional Time for Networking Discussions
Wednesday, May 10
7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration / Coffee and Breakfast-type foods / Networking
8:00 am – 8:15 am Opening and Welcome from the Executive Director (Gerhard Kuska)
8:15 am – 8:30 am Welcome and Remarks from the Board of Directors (Carolyn Thoroughgood)
8:30 am – 9:00 am Year in Review from the Management Team (Scott Glenn)
9:00 am – 9:15 am Remarks (Invited)
9:15 am – 9:30 am Remarks by the US IOOS Program Office Director (Carl Gouldman)
9:30 am – 9:40 am Remarks by the IOOS Association Director (Josie Quintrill)
9:40 am – 9:55 am Partnerships with States: Remarks by the MARCO Executive Director (Kate Morrison)
9:55 am – 10:45 am MARACOOS Business Meeting and Elections
10:45 am – 11:15 am Coffee / Networking Break
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Launch of Citizen Science Partnership to support Coastal Modeling and Storm Surge predictions
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Explanation of Afternoon Breakout Sessions
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch with Keynote Remarks (Mary Erickson, National Weather Service)
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Transition to Breakout Sessions
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Breakout Sessions
Session 1: Water/Inundation Partnership in the Mid-Atlantic
Session 2: Citizen Science opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic
Session 3: OceansMAP Features Tutorial and Feedback
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Transition to Main Meeting Room
4:15pm – 5:15 pm Report Out from Breakout Sessions and Questions
5:15 pm – 5:30 pm Summary and Wrap - up
5:30 pm Adjourn