Observe, understand, and increase awareness of our coastal ocean - promoting knowledge, economic and environmental health through strong regional partnerships.


November 16, 2017

Hurricanes Irma and Maria: Damage to Observing Infrastructure Impacts Safety

We’ve all just experienced the most active hurricane season in recent memory.

SECOORA’s observing infrastructure took a major hit –  55% of our observing assets are either damaged or destroyed.  This critical infrastructure informs us as to whether our ocean ‘highways’ are safe for work and recreation.  Without data, our ability to forecast and respond to future disasters in our region will be significantly impact. We need your help.


The Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) works with stakeholders within the four southeastern states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida – to monitor our coasts and ocean. SECOORA provides coastal and oceanographic data and products to communities, state and Federal agencies, and industries within the region.


November 22, 2017

Web Camera Applications Testbed (WebCAT) Project Webinar

Web cameras are transforming how environmental monitoring is conducted. The WebCAT initiative is a one year project that is installing web cameras in five locations for various purposes – counting right whales, spotting rip currents, validating wave run up models, understanding human use of natural resources and more. Join us Tuesday November 28, 2017 – 12 PM ET – for a webinar to learn more about the project. Register Now

November 17, 2017

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is right around the corner. Consider helping train the next generation of ocean experts with a small gift to the Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholarship. We are almost at our goal of $50,000! Donate today and help continue Vembu’s legacy – training our future weather forecasters, oceanographers, engineers, computer scientists, data managers, emergency managers and more to keep us safe and informed.

November 17, 2017

Welcome Fathom Science!

A warm welcome to the SECOORA family Fathom Science, LLC! Fathom Science joins SECOORA’s membership as an Institutional Member.   Fathom Science LLC is an oceanographic consulting firm specializing in marine environmental prediction and data analysis. They provide extensive data and knowledge on marine weather, currents, waves, water temperature, and other relevant fields, as well as expert interpretation.
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