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May 17, 2017

SECOORA Data Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the SECOORA Data Challenge winners! There were many innovative submissions, making it a tough competition. The projects chosen integrate social science data with physical data, increase use of pH data on the SECORA portal and develops an exciting new way to utilize satellite oceanographic data.

May 10, 2017

Agenda Posted for 2017 Annual Meeting

Agenda has been posted for the 2017 Annual Meeting, May 16-18, 2017 in Melbourne, FL. Access the meeting page for more information.

May 3, 2017

New Website

Please "pardon our dust" as we transition to a new website. Please email if you have any questions or need help finding a page.

February 24, 2017

Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars Award

Honor Vembu and donate to train the next generation of ocean experts! Help us reach our $50,000 goal. It will enable SECOORA to establish an annual scholarship of approximately $2,500 in perpetuity in Vembu’s honor. Donate online today.

February 21, 2017

Southeast and Caribbean Regional Animal Telemetry Network Workshop

This workshop to be hosted March 28 and 29, 2017 in Tampa, FL is one in a series of regional meetings and workshops that the U.S. ATN is holding to identify priorities for regional telemetry observations of aquatic species (including pinnipeds, sharks, whales, fishes, turtles, and seabirds) that could be served by an ATN baseline network and to examine whether the type and extent of existing telemetry assets could adequately satisfy these requirements.

February 14, 2017

10-Year Anniversary

Wow! SECOORA is celebrating 10 years. From the beginning, our members, partners and supporters have helped SECOORA expand the Southeast coastal observing system. This continuing work is increasing awareness of the importance coastal observing, and SECOORA is extremely grateful for your support. Join the celebrations! 10-Year Anniversary Celebrations Coastal Observing in your Community Webinar Series SECOORA Data Challenge SECOORA Annual Meeting and 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

January 27, 2017

In Honor of our Friend Vembu Subramanian

Vembu Subramanian Friend, Colleague, Mentor, Social Chairman Deputy Director, RCOOS and DMAC Operations, SECOORA We lost a vital member of the SECOORA family this week.  Vembu’s impact and influence on us all will be sorely missed, and our heartfelt sympathies are extended to his wife Hamsa, his parents and the rest of their family. Vembu was part of SECOORA before we officially became SECOORA.  In 2000, he started work at the University of South Florida (USF), one of SECOORA’s founding members, as a research associate and data manager.  Through that position, Vembu participated in the Southeast Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing System, SECOORA’s predecessor.  SECOORA incorporated in 2007, and Vembu was snatched away from USF to become a SECOORA employee in 2011, where he continued to support, encourage, entertain, and befriend all who wandered into his reach. While hired for his technical skill, Vembu’s true strength was his interpersonal skill, as reflected by his unofficial job title - Social Chairman.  If you had the chance to meet him, you will have been touched by his sincerity, laughter and genuine kindness. And if you were lucky - you may have even been “vemboozled,” a term his many friends used to describe his irresistible way of getting you ...

December 15, 2016


Today and tomorrow, Vembu Subramanian of SECOORA will be attending the Florida Acoustic Cooperative Telemetry (FACT) 2016 Fall Workshop. He will be giving the attendees a demo on how to use the SECOORA Data Portal that includes tutorials on how to search, visualize and download oceanographic data.Click here to see the agenda. 

December 15, 2016

Three Buoys Redeployed in the Carolinas

Three buoys - FRP2, ILM2 and ILM3 - in the coastal waters of North Carolina and South Carolina were recovered and redeployed.The aft deck of the RV Savannah with three CORMP buoy systems onboard. The CORMP team, along with the crew of the RV Savannah replaced and recovered buoy systems off Fripp Island, SC and Wrightsville Beach, NC. (Photo by Brett Bolton.)  UNCW Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program (CORMP) maintains the moorings with funding from SECOORA and US IOOS. The buoys provide important near real time data that helps weather forecasters and Emergency Response Managers in the Carolinas decide the best way to respond to dangerous situations.Michael Colby – the lead Forecaster for the NOAA NWS Weather Forecast Office in Wilmington NC – relies on the buoy’s critical information. “I use the CORMP [data] extensively to access the potential for coastal impacts due to incoming wave energy. . . . The data is utilized here at the NWS office in Wilmington, NC to gauge the potential for rip currents, dangerous shoaling of waves into shallow water zones, inlet and entrance wave turbulence, breaking wave heights in the surf-zone, and marine forecast out to 20 NM.”Brett Bolton displays a damaged Gill ...

November 29, 2016

Support SECOORA on Giving Tuesday

 This Giving Tuesday consider supporting SECOORA! 1) Shop Amazon Smile: Amazon donates a portion of the proceeds to SECOORA at no cost to you. Use this link2) Become a Member: Join us and be a part of the future of Ocean Observing in Southeast. Learn More > 3) SECOORA is a certified 501(3)c - all donations are tax deducible. Email if you are interested in learning about other ways to donate.