GCOOS is pleased to announce the winners of our recent Board of Directors election. The Board sets organization policy and direction for the executive director, establishes the organizational structure and approves budgets and organizational partnerships. The new Board members will take their seat at our fall members’ meeting, tentatively scheduled for October.
Antonietta Quigg, Texas A&M University at Galveston (new to the Board)
Steve Buschang, Texas General Land Office (returning member)
Kim Yates, United States Geological Survey (USGS) (new to the Board)
Kirsten Larsen, NOAA/NCEI-MS (returning member)
Dave Driver, Fugro (returning member)
Outreach & Education Sector
Sara Graves, University of Alabama Huntsville (returning member)
Joe Swaykos, National Data Buoy Center (ret.) (returning member)
We also want to offer a special thank you to Louisiana State University’s Dr. Nancy Rabalais — one of our founding members! — and NOAA’s Dr. Ed Kearns. We are indebted to them for their years of GCOOS service!