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, 173 Jennifer Road Annapolis, MD, May 10th

Contact Information: Mary Yates 302-605-2727

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
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 – 8:05 am Opening Remarks
Gerhard Kuska, MARACOOS Executive Director
8:05 am – 8:20 am Welcome and Remarks from the Board of Directors
Carolyn Thoroughgood, MARACOOS Board Chair
8:20 am – 9:00 am Year in Review
Gerhard Kuska, MARACOOS Executive Director
Scott Glenn, MARACOOS Board Vice-Chair
9:00 am – 9:15 am Remarks from the IOOS Program Office
Carl Gouldman, IOOS Program Office Director
9:15 am – 9:30 am Remarks by the IOOS Association
Josie Quintrell, IOOS Association Executive Director
9:30 am – 10:45 am MARACOOS Business Meeting and Elections (ALL ARE WELCOME)
10:45 am – 11:15 am Coffee / Networking Break
11:15 am – 12:15 am Citizen Science to Support Modeling and Storm Surge Predictions
Gerhard Kuska, MARACOOS
Heather Kerkering, MARACOOS
Derek Loftis, Virginia Institute of Marine Science Research
Ben Strauss, Climate Central
12:15 am – 12:30 am Explanation of Afternoon Breakout Sessions and Transition to Lunch
12:30 am – 1:45 pm Lunch with Keynote Remarks
Mary Erickson, NOAA/National Weather Service Deputy Director
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Transition to Breakout Sessions
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions (with 30-minute break @ 3:30pm)

Session 1: Water/Inundation Partnership in the Mid-Atlantic
Peter Colohan, NOAA/National Weather Service
Hassan Mashriqui, NOAA/National Weather Service

Session 2: MARACOOS Data Visualizations
Kelly Knee, RPS ASA

MATOS Update:
Peter Moore, MARACOOS
Kevin Schabow, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office/NMFS

MARACOOS Data Stories:
Josh Kohut, MARACOOS
Janice McDonnell, MARACOOS
4:30 pm – 4:45 pm Transition to Main Meeting Room
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Summary & Wrap Up
Gerhard Kuska, MARACOOS Executive Director
5:00 pm Adjourn