NERACOOS Annual Meeting - 2018

2018 NERACOOS Annual MeetingThe 2018 NERACOOS Annual Meeting was held on Thursday December 6, 2018 at the Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center in Portsmouth, NH. NERACOOS would like to thank all who participated in and attended the Annual Meeting this year making it another great success! Over 70 people attended the meeting this year to hear about how NERACOOS and our partners are collaborating to address regional and national ocean needs for weather, ecosystem change, and the blue economy, as well as how we are growing to address operational gaps in our modeling and observing capacity.

Letter from Senator Jeanne Shaheen, NH
"Through your dedicated research and outreach efforts, NERACOOS has expanded the understanding of the ocean and provided policymakers and officials with the information they need to manage coastal ocean systems most effectively."

Letter from Senator Maggie Hassan, NH
Keynote Speaker, Mike Smit: Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS)"As a network that brings together professionals, government officials, members of academic institutions, and other organizations, NERACOOS plays a critical role in our coastal communities and represents our strong tradition of working together and collective problem-solving."

Speakers:
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Keynote Speaker:
Mike Smit, Dalhousie University and CIOOS Atlantic

Panel One: The Blue Economy
James Herman, Seatrac Systems, Inc.
Ruth Perry, Shell
Sue Farquharson, Atlantic Canada Fish Farmer's Association
Brian Gennaco, Virgin Oyster Co., (Brian did not have a PowerPoint for his presentation.)
Heather Stoffel, University of Rhode IslandTom Shyka, NERACOOS Product Highlight: Mariner's Dashboard

Panel Two: Ecosystems
Heather Stoffel, University of Rhode Island
Beth Turner, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and NECAN
Matt Liebman, U.S. EPA Region 1
Riley Young Morse, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, NERACOOS Product Highlight: IFCB Data and Alert System

Panel Three: Water Level
Carl Gouldman, U.S. IOOS Program Office
Joe DelliCarpini, National Weather Service
Changsheng Chen, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Alex Proussevitch, University of New Hampshire (presented with Changsheng Chen)
Mark Baumgartner, Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionJim O'Donnell, University of Connecticut

Tom Shyka, NERACOOS Product Highlight: Coastal Flooding Toolkit
John Cannon, National Weather Service, NERACOOS Product Highlight: Coastal Flooding Toolkit

Panel Four: Closing the Gaps
Josie Quintrell, IOOS Association
Ru Morrison, NERACOOS
Neal Pettigrew, University of Maine
Anthony Kirincich, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Mark Baumgartner, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

View the full agenda here.