General Assembly 2012

Cara - CariCOOS

Caribbean Regional Association for Coastal Ocean Observing


General Assembly


Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Meeting Agenda



9:00 AM          Registration


10:00 AM        Introductory remarks:

Dr. Jorge E. Corredor

CaRA Council Chairman, Associate Director CariCOOS

Dr. Juan López-Garriga

Dean UPRM Art & Sciences Faculty

Dr. Walter Silva

Director UPRM Research & Development Center

Hon. Barbara Peterson

Administrator St. Thomas USVI

Mr. Ernesto Díaz


Capt. Drew Pearson

Commander USCG Sector San Juan


10:15 AM        Director’s Welcome and Executive Report

Prof. Julio Morell, Executive Director CaRA/CariCOOS


10:30 AM        IOOS update – Gabrielle Canonico IOOS


10:45 AM        Presentation of CariCOOS – NWS MOA

                        Prof. Julio Morell, Executive Director CaRA/CariCOOS


Mr. Gary Votaw MIC NWS San Juan WFO


11:00 AM        COFFEE BREAK



11:30 AM        CariCOOS observations and models: current state and system perspectives 

Dr. Miguel Canals, Associate Director CariCOOS

11:45 AM        CariCOOS Data Management and Communications:

Dr. Jorge Capella

12:00 M          EcoExploratorio de PR

Ms. Ada Monzón, M.Sc.                    


12:15 PM        CaRA VI Updates on Modeling and Outreach

                        Dr. Nasseer Idrisi / Prof. Roy A. Watlington

12:30 PM       CariCOOS Outreach and Education

Dr. Yasmín Detrés, O&E Coordinator

·         “Clima Costero de Nuestras Islas” - Educational Module 

·         Web page tutorials

·         Summer Camp

·         Other education & outreach activities


12:45 PM        WeatherFlow and CariCOOS

 Mr. Jay Titlow, Dr. Luis Aponte


  1:00 PM        Working Lunch

                        POSTER and EXHIBITS


  2:15 PM        CaRA Stakeholders Council Business Meeting

Dr. Jorge Corredor, Chairman


Certification criteria – Lic. Francis Torres, CaRA Legal Counsel


  3:30 PM        COFFEE BREAK

                        POSTERS and EXHIBITS


  3:45 PM        International Affairs

a.    CARICOM – Eugenio Piñero

b.    IOCARIBE – Aurelio Mercado


Date and venue for next GA


 4:30 PM         Adjourn


IOOS Program Overview

Gabrielle Canonico

CaRA Progress Report

Prof. Julio Morell

CariCOOS Observations & Models

Dr. Miguel Canals

Education Outreach 2012

Dr. Yazmín Detrés


Dr. Jorge Capella

VI CaRA Activities

Prof. Roy Watlington

EcoExploratorio de Puerto Rico

Ada Monzón

WeatherFlow and CariCOOS

Dr. Luis Aponte & Mr. Jay Titlow