Ongoing regional initiatives in southeastern U.S. coastal waters
Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS) – The mission of SERPPAS is to seize opportunities and solve problems in ways that provide mutual and multiple benefits to the partners, sustain the individual and collective mission of partner organizations, and secure the future for all the partners, the region, and the nation. http://www.serppas.org/
South Atlantic Regional Research Project (SARRP) – Sea Grant Programs from the South Atlantic region of the coastal USA (NC, SC, GA, FL) are working together to identify priority regional-level research needs and then develop an action plan to address these needs. http://www.gcrc.uga.edu/sarrp.htm
Southeast Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE-SE) – COSEE-SE partners with scientists and educators to improve science education, increase the outreach and understanding of research and bring ocean sciences to the classroom.
Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) – SECOORA is a 501(c)3 membership non-profit which designs, implements, operates, and improves the provision of data, information, and products for marine and estuarine systems deemed necessary for common uses according to sound scientific practice.
NOAA Southeast and Caribbean Regional Team (SECART) – SECART represents a team of NOAA capabilities in the Southeast and U.S. Caribbean who are committed to fostering stronger collaborative ties with partners and constituents and to improving NOAA’s responsiveness to challenges and priorities of the region.
South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (SAFMC) – The South Atlantic Council is responsible for the conservation and management of fish stocks within the federal 200-mile limit off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and east Florida to Key West.
Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment, and Prediction (MARMAP) Program – MARMAP is a cooperative fisheries project of the Marine Resources Research Institute (MRRI) of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) which conducts reef fish assessment from North Carolina to northern Florida.
Other Regional Ocean Partnerships
Northeast Regional Ocean Council – Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean – New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia
Gulf of Mexico Alliance – Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas
West Coast Governors’ Alliance on Ocean Health – California, Oregon, Washington
Council of Great Lakes Governors – Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, Minnesota, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ontario, Quebec