Joint Strategic Advisory Committee

The Joint Strategic Advisory Committee (JSAC) advises California’s Regional Associations, SCCOOS and CeNCOOS, on how best to meet end user needs within the state. The JSAC meets at least once a year, alternating between the CeNCOOS and SCCOOS regions, and continually updates the two Regional Associations on management needs, industry needs, best products, etc. Membership in the JSAC is statewide and is determined by invitations extended by the joint leadership of CeNCOOS and SCCOOS. Members of the Executive Committees of both Regional Associations are invited to the JSAC meetings.


Chad Whelan, CODAR Ocean Sensors
Chris Mobley, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
David Manning, Sonoma County Water Agency
Grant Humphries, Farallon Institute
Greg McGowan, Cal Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR)
Heather Schlosser, US Army Corps of Engineers
Jeff Crooks, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Jenn Eckerle, California Ocean Protection Council
John Haskins, Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Jon Warrick, US Geological Survey – Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Laura Terriquez, Orange County Sanitation District
Lesley Ewing, California Coastal Commission
Liz Whiteman, Ocean Science Trust
Maria Brown, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Mariela de la Paz Carpio-Obeso, SWRCB
Rebecca Smyth, NOAA Coastal Services Center
Roberto Garcia, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Samuel Shuchat, California Coastal Conservancy
Scott Humphrey, Marine Exchange of San Francisco Bay Region
Shauna Oh, California Sea Grant
Steve Goldbeck, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
Susan Zaleski, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Tom Ford, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission
Vanessa Zubkowsky-White, Califronia Department of Public Health
William Douros, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuarie