Call for Nominees to the CeNCOOS Governing Council

CeNCOOS will be holding the annual election for its Governing Council (GC) in mid-September 2015. We are actively soliciting nominations for five (5) vacant seats and encourage you to consider nominating yourself or a colleague for a position on the Council.

Nominees must be affiliated with a signatory member of CeNCOOS (see Members list).  Please refer to Article III of the CeNCOOS Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for more information on the GC and its responsibilities (http://www.cencoos.org/sections/about/gov_MOA.shtml).

Please submit nominations, including a photo and brief biography to cencoos_communications@mbari.org no later than 8am Monday September 14, 2015.
To fulfill the diversity requirements prescribed by the CeNCOOS MOA, we are seeking to fill seats with representatives from the following categories of Member organizations:

  • Industry [1 seat]
  • Non-profit [1 seat]
  • At-Large (may be affiliated with any category of member organizations)  [3 seats]
Please note: at least two nominees are required in a given category to fill a designated seat. If not all categories have two or more nominees, At-Large seats will be added to the ballot to ensure that the five vacant GC seats are filled.

The following member organizations are represented by Governing Council members whose terms are not expiring in 2015, so persons representing these organizations are not eligible for nomination at this time: NOAA SWFSC, MBARI, Coast Seafoods, CSU COAST, NOAA PFEL, San Francisco Exploratorium, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California Maritime Academy, San Francisco State University, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Please contact Aric Bickel at abickel@mbari.org if you have any questions.