Data

SECOORA works to make coastal and ocean real-time and historical data publicly available. Over 75% of our budget funds observing assets, model development, data communications and tools to meet the needs of targeted user groups. The SECOORA ocean observing system is comprised of:

 

In-situ Stations

mooring-stationsAbout: In-situ technology – buoys, metrological and coastal stations – are the real time eyes on the water. Mariners need to know the true local conditions before heading out. Data from these stations are used to 1) improve marine weather forecasts and models, 2) increase accuracy for storm track and storm surge inundation, 3) support scientific research, and 4) issue marine warnings.

Theme Areas: Marine Operations; Coastal Hazards; Climate Variability; Ecosystems, Water Quality, and Living Marine Resources.

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High-Frequency Radar

high-frequency-radarAbout: Currents are like the winds of the oceans. The land-based high-frequency radars use radar technology to map ocean surface currents in near real-time. Data is used to 1) reduce search and rescue area for the U.S. Coast Guard, 2) provide emergency managers transport information for oil spill or harmful algal bloom response, 3) identify fish larvae transport, and 4) support model validation.

Theme Areas: Marine Operations; Coastal Hazards; Ecosystems, Water Quality, and Living Marine Resources

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SECOORA Glider Observatory

glider-observatoryAbout: SECOORA established a regional glider network in 2016 to gather data on shelf circulation and water properties in the South Atlantic Bight. Regular glider deployments will occur at multiple locations off Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Sensors on the gliders will allow the team to map temperature, salinity, density, dissolved oxygen and other scientific data. Read about the 2016 glider launch.

Project Lead: Catherine Edwards, UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Theme Areas: Ecosystems, Water Quality, and Living Marine Resources

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Data Products

 

SECOORA Data Catalog

data-catalogueAbout: The SECOORA Data Catalog is the one-stop hub for accessing and downloading data for the Southeast coastal ocean region. Explore the catalog to find federal and non-federal data from real-time and non-real time observing technology – moorings, gliders, profilers, drifters, satellite, models, and more.
Project Lead: Kyle Wilcox, Axiom Data Science
Theme Areas: Marine Operations; Coastal Hazards; Climate Variability; Ecosystems, Water Quality, and Living Marine Resources.

Launch Data Catalog

SECOORA Data Portal

secoora-data-portalAbout: Over 4,000 datasets are accessible through our portal. Use the tool to explore, download and visualize ocean and coastal data and models in the Southeastern U.S.

Project Lead: Kyle Wilcox, Axiom Data Science
Theme Areas: Marine Operations; Coastal Hazards; Climate Variability; Ecosystems, Water Quality, and Living Marine Resources

Launch Data Portal

Marine Weather Portal

About: Guided by the needs of weather forecasters, the Marine Weather Portal provides marine observations, forecasts, and short and long-fuse warnings for the coastal waters of the Southeast region. It provides rapid access to coastal and ocean weather and sea condition data, and visualizes hazards such as storm tracks and severe weather.

Project Lead: Jennifer Dorton, SECOORA
Theme Areas: Marine Operations; Coastal Hazards

Launch the Marine Weather Portal

How’s the Beach? App

hows-the-beachAbout: Bacteria levels can change rapidly between sampling dates. The “How’s the Beach?” water quality app posts swimming advisories for Myrtle Beach, SC and Sarasota, FL for the day based on the relationships between bacteria level and rainfall, salinity, wind conditions, and water temperature.

Project Lead: Dwayne Porter, University of South Carolina
Theme Areas: Marine Operations; Ecosystems, Water Quality, and Living Marine Resources.

Launch How’s the Beach App

South Atlantic Bight and Gulf of Mexico Model

sabgom-modelAbout: The South Atlantic Bight Gulf of Mexico (SABGOM) model provides a nowcast and a daily 72 hour forecast for sea level, temperature, salinity, and 3D currents.

Project Lead: Ruoying He, North Carolina State University
Theme Areas: Marine Operations; Coastal Hazards; Climate Variability; Ecosystems, Water Quality, and Living Marine Resources

Launch the SABGOM Model

SECOORA Data Disclaimer: There are no understandings, agreements, and representations, express or implied warranties (including any regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) respecting this data. Further, no employee of SECOORA, agent or other person is authorized to give any warranties on behalf of SECOORA, or to assume any liability in connection with the use of this data.