Special Announcement: Updated 2022 GCOOS Spring Webinar Series Information
If you joined us for the first of our Spring Webinar Series on March 3, you know that we were the unfortunate victims of a Zoombomb attack, where someone seized our webinar platform and showed disturbing content, forcing us to end the webinar abruptly.

I apologize that this incident disrupted the first of our webinars with our southern Gulf of Mexico neighbors, and want to assure you that we have taken steps to ensure that this does not happen again. We've reported the takeover to the appropriate authorities and have changed webinar platforms. We are also now requiring advance registration.

Below is the updated registration link and webinar information. As you will note, we added an additional webinar to focus on the technical part of the March 3 program that was disrupted.

You will also find below a link to recordings of the organizational introductions that took place on March 3, along with the updated program flier that we hope you will share with your colleagues.

We hope you can join us on March 24 for the next webinar “Numerical Modeling and Oil Spill Scenarios” and for the rest of the series. GCOOS is excited about the possibilities of developing new synergies for ocean observing in the entire Gulf of Mexico and we hope you are, too.

As always, if you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me at Jorge.Brenner@GCOOS.org or 361.696.1776.

Southern Gulf of Mexico Marine Observations, Research and Technology: Opportunities for Gulf-Wide Synergies and Cooperation
Please join the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS), Texas A&M University (TAMU) and the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) as we invite colleagues from two major Mexican marine research consortia to share information about their basic and applied research in the southern Gulf of Mexico. 

During this webinar series, members of the Gulf of Mexico Marine Science Research Consortium (CIGOM) and the Mexican Center for Marine Energy Innovation (CEMIE-Océano) will discuss observations, scientific contributions and innovations, as well as databases, models, human capacities and physical infrastructure.

The webinars, which will be conducted in English, are meant to reach a U.S. audience that may or may not be familiar with CIGOM and CEMIE-Océano — including those at federal and state agencies involved in ocean management and research, and the private sector.

Save the Dates
  • March 24: “Numerical Modeling and Oil Spill Scenarios”
  • New Addition March 31: “Gliders, HFR and Database Management System”
  • April 7: “Environmental Baseline and Marine Biogeochemistry”
  • April 21: “Renewable Energies and Technological Developments”
  • 9 am PT, 11 am CT, Noon ET
  • Webinar registration link (for webinars): 
Webinar Recordings

Full Details and Presenter Bios at GCOOS.org/spring-webinar-series
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GCOOS is the Gulf of Mexico regional component of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) and the only certified system dedicated solely to the Gulf of Mexico. Our mission is to provide timely, reliable, accurate and on-demand information on the open ocean and coastal ocean waters of the Gulf of Mexico to ensure a healthy, clean, productive ocean and resilient coastal zone.
Dr. Jorge Brenner, Executive Director • Dr. Barbara Kirkpatrick, Senior Advisor Bill Lingsch, U.S. Glider User Group CoordinatorDr. Kerri Whilden, Oceanographer • Dr. Chris Simoniello, Outreach & Education Coordinator Felimon Gayanilo, Systems Architect, Co-Data Manager • Bob Currier, Research Specialist, Product Developer, Co-Data Manager • Marion Stoessel, Senior Research Associate • Jennifer Vreeland-Dawson, Research Associate • Grant Craig, Program Coordinator • Laura Caldwell, Program Assistant • Nadine Slimak, Public Relations & Content Marketing, Vetted Communications, LLC
In Memoriam: Matt Howard, 1952-2018