IOOS Advisory Committee meeting to be held in St. Thomas

October 28, 2015 The Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Advisory Committee, which advises the NOAA administrator and the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee on planning for the integrated design, operation, maintenance, enhancement, and expansion of IOOS, will hold a public meeting in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Nov. 3 and 4.


The meeting will focus on ongoing committee priorities, including raising IOOS to a national level program, continuing to build off of previous recommendations, and increasing engagement with industry. This meeting will also focus specifically on how U.S. IOOS may better address needs of the U.S. Virgin Islands community and better leverage existing partnerships at the local level. The meetings are open to the public and the agenda can be found at:
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. A.S.T.
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. A.S.T 
University of the Virgin Islands — St. Thomas, ACC Building 1st Floor, Conference Room #2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Both days of the meeting and all presentations will be available online using the WebEx service or via teleconference:
  • Teleconference: 866-692-4541, participant code: 3047810
  • WebEx can be accessed by visiting and entering required fields. Conference/meeting passcode: IOOS; meeting number: 746998362
  • David Hall, Ph.D., president, University of the Virgin Islands
  • Miguel Canals Silander, Ph.D., Sea Grant Puerto Rico and University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
  • Roy Watlington, CariCOOS and IOOS Association Board member 
  • Shawn Malone, Office of the Governor 
  • Mona Barnes, VITEMA
  • Cletis G. Clendinen, District Office for Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett 
  • David Cuevas-Miranda, Ph.D., Environmental Protection Agency
  • Roberto Garcia, NOAA’s National Weather Service
  • Josie Quintrell, director, IOOS Association
  • Capt. Marjorie Smith, Fast Ferry
  • Eric Dobson, Virgin Islands Port Authority
  • Zdenka Willis, director, U.S. IOOS Program
  • Members of the IOOS Advisory Committee

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