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Florida Coastal Ocean Observing System Caucus Meeting 8 Florida Coastal Ocean Observing System Caucus Meeting 8 Addressing Community Needs through Ocean Science and Technology Florida’s Coastal and Ocean Future, A Blueprint for Economic and Environmental Leadership
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Florida Coastal Ocean Observing System Caucus Meeting 8
Addressing Community Needs through Ocean Science and Technology
Authored by: Caribbean Conservation Corporation and Sea Turtle Survival League, Clean Water Network of Florida, Environmental Defense, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Wildlife Federation, Reef Relief, Surfrider Foundation, The Ocean Conservancy
1. Strengthen controls on coastal development.
2. Reduce the pollution that degrades Florida’s waters, and maintain, if not improve, water quality standards.
3. Keep offshore oil drilling away from Florida’s economically valuable beaches.
4. End over fishing and preserve marine and coastal ecosystems.
5. Help Florida become a leader in reducing pollution sources, especially carbon dioxide emissions, that contribute to sea level rise and more intense hurricanes.
6. Strengthen governance by establishing unified, coordinated leadership for ocean and coastal resources.
- Institute for Ocean and Systems Engineering
Florida Atlantic University
Department of Ocean Engineering
Dania Beach Campus
South Florida Ocean Measurement Center Workshop, SeaTech, 1999
Consortium of East Coast Ocean Observatories Workshop, SeaTech, 2002
72 sq nautical mile
9:00 AM Welcome – FAU President Frank Brogan
9:30 AM Introduction - Manhar Dhanak (FAU) and Kumar Mahadevan (MOAT)
9:40 AM Coastal Ocean Observation in Florida – Community Impact
Center of Excellence in Ocean Energy Technology – Rick Driscoll (FAU)
Florida Area Coastal Environment (FACE) Program - John Proni (NOAA)
10:35 – 10:50 AM Break
Emergency Response to Oil Spills – Jim Jeansonne (NOAA)
Socio-Economic Impact by Jim Murley/Lenore Alpert (FAU/FOA)
11:45-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Panel Discussion- Acoustic Technologies for Ocean Observation- George Frisk (FAU), Steven Schock (FAU), Pierre Beaujean (FAU), Harry DeFerrari (RSMAS, UM)
2:05 PM Mobile Underwater Platforms:
RPUUV for Port and Harbor Security – Stewart Glegg (FAU)
FAU’s AUV and Docking Station Program - Edgar An (FAU)
2:35 – 2:50 PM Coffee Break
2:50 PM Funding Opportunities for COOS
Florida Ocean Research Priorities - Steven Wolfe (FDEP)
Legislative Updates on Coastal Ocean Observation – Tom Gustafson
3:30 PM Plan of Action – Discussion led by Jyotika Virmani (FLCOOS)
4:00 PM Closing Comments – Manhar Dhanak (FAU)
Custom –made platform for making Oceanographic Observations
Upward-Downward – looking ADCPs, CTD,
Customized to carry Turbulence and Bubble imaging sensors
Depth rating: 3000m