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August 22, 2016

Dr. Bill Hogarth Honored with Top Fishery Conservation Award

Pictured is Dr. Bill Hogarth (right) with fellow SECOORA Members at the SECOORA 2015 Annual MeetingRecently retired Florida Institute of Oceanography Director Bill Hogarth was honored with the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award by the American Fisheries Society. Also known as the “Sully,” the award is one of the nation’s premier honors in fisheries ...

August 11, 2016

Atlantic Hurricane Season Still Expected to be Strongest Since 2012

In its updated 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, NOAA calls for a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal season, and decreases the chance of a below-normal season to only 15 percent, from the initial outlook issued in May. The season is still expected to be the most active since 2012.Forecasters now expect a 70-percent ...

August 10, 2016

U.S. IOOS Director Search Open

Zdenka Willis, the Director of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Program Office will be retiring in January 2017 after more than a decade directing and guiding the U.S. IOOS Program. NOAA has opened a national search for a Director. The full position announcement can be found at USA Jobs. The deadline for applications ...

July 28, 2016

Connecting Users to Indian River Lagoon Data

Indian River Lagoon (IRL) is an estuary located along Florida east central coast. It is a hotspot for high biological diversity and recreational activities. Today, nearly 1 million people live and work in the IRL region.Based on the IRL importance for ecosystem services and economics, many agencies and organizations collect IRL data. The data collected ...

July 21, 2016

Senate and House Mark Increase Regional IOOS Funding by $2m

Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committee included a $2 million increase in the IOOS Regional line to support filling critical gaps in the nation's only surface current mapping program. This national program uses land-based high-frequency radars to map surface currents in real-time. This information is used by the US Coast Guard to reduce the ...

July 21, 2016

SECOORA Funded Glider Network Featured in News

To address long-standing gaps on the east coast, SECOORA is investing in a regional glider observatory to gather historically lacking data on shelf circulation and water properties in the South Atlantic Bight. The Atlantic gliders will operate in coastal waters from West Palm Beach, Fla., to Cape Hatteras, N.C., the area known as the South ...

July 18, 2016

Job Announcement: SOCAN Program Coordinator

The Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network (SOCAN) is seeking a part-time Program Coordinator to help increase the capacity of its network to effectively engage stakeholders. This will  a contract position with an initial one-year term and option to extend for a second year. The ideal candidate must have strong communications and organizational skills and ...

June 23, 2016

Southeast Receives $2.5 Million for Coastal Ocean Observing

The NOAA U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) awarded SECOORA $2.5 million to support the maintenance and expansion of ocean and coastal observing in the southeast.  This will be the first installment in a five-year funding cycle.Over the next five years, SECOORA will continue to support the 15 high frequency radars, 23 in-situ stations, 3 ...

June 23, 2016

Southeast Receives $2.5 Million for Coastal Ocean Observing

The NOAA U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) awarded SECOORA $2.5 million to support the maintenance and expansion of ocean and coastal observing in the southeast.  This will be the first installment in a five-year funding cycle.Over the next five years, SECOORA will continue to support the 15 high frequency radars, 23 in-situ stations, 3 ...

June 15, 2016

2016 Annual Meeting

We thank everyone who attended the SECOORA 2016 Annual Meeting at North Carolina State University! The three-day meeting focused on identifying opportunities for collaborations and highlighting SECOORA accomplishments. The conversation focused on big data and ecological interactions in the southeast (jump to meeting presentations).Thank you to Ruoying He and Jennifer Warrilow for hosting the meeting ...