MARACOOS 2016 Annual Meeting

"Innovation, Integration, and Industry: Expanding the "I"s of IOOS in the Mid-Atlantic"

Crowne Plaza, Annapolis, MD, May 12-13

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


For registration to the Annual Meeting, Click HERE


A special hotel rate of $109 per night (plus tax) is available through MARACOOS for the Crowne Plaza at 173 Jennifer Road Annapolis, MD 21401. To make a reservation, 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.



Elections for the Board of Directors will be held during the Business Meeting on Friday morning, May 13th. Members in good standing are eligible to be nominated for the Board of Directors. If you would like to nominate someone or self-nominate, please send an email to Dr. Gerhard Kuska at with the subject line “MARACOOS Board nomination” and a short message indicating the individual’s name and short description of interest. The suggestions will be provided to the Nominations Committee, who will prepare a slate for Board consideration and approval, in preparation for the elections.


The year's Annual Meeting will set the course for the coming years, building on the past year's success. A new Innovation Initiative will be the focus, bringing together existing partners and drawing in new partners, including especially the private sector, to respond and provide data/information products in critical areas for the Mid-Atlantic. Some of the initial areas include: water quality including ocean acidification and hypoxia, ecological forecasting including vibrio and fisheries habitat, animal telemetry, and inundation. Special sessions will address many of these issues. Additional areas will be defined by you--the attendees/participants--at the Annual Meeting!

To view the latest version of the agenda, click here