Webinar Series

As part of SECOORA’s ten-year anniversary, we will be highlighting coastal ocean observing in the Southeast! SECOORA members, principal investigators, technology experts and more will be featured every month on the webinar series.

Monthly, usually every 4th Tuesday at 12 PM ET, invited speakers will discuss ocean observing topics.Each webinar will be 60-minutes and recorded and archived for future viewing.

Below are the dates*:

  • February 28 – Dr. Bob Weisberg, University of South Florida College of Marine Science
  • March 21 – Kyle Wilcox, Axiom Data Science
  • September 6 – Dr. Ruoying He, North Carolina State University
  • September 26 – Ian Walsh, OTT Hydromat
  • October 24 – Nick Shay, University of Miami
  • November 28
  • December 19 – Christine Buckel, NOAA NCCOS

Join the community coastal ocean observing conversation!

*Please note, dates are subject to change based on speaker availability.

Upcoming Webinars

A year and A Hurricane Apart: Nutrient Loading in the St. Lucie Estuary in the Summers of 2016 and 2017

Date: Tuesday – September 26, 2017
Time: 12 – 1 PM ET
Presenter: Dr. Ian Walsh, Director of Science and Senior Oceanographer, Sea-Bird Scientific

Reserve your spot now! 

Description coming soon!

About the Presenter

Ian Walsh, Ph. D. received his B.S. from Case Institute of Technology at Case Western Reserve University, M.S. from the College of Oceanography at Oregon State University, and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. His research interests are particle dynamics, including the use of the particle field to understand basic biogeochemical processes and the influence of physical forcing on those processes, carbon fluxes and fates including predictive modeling, and the development of imaging tools (hardware and software) for in-situ measurements of particle abundance and size distribution.


Archived Webinars

Predicting Marine Physical-Biogeochemical Variability in the Gulf of Mexico and Southeastern U.S. Shelf Seas

Dr. Ruoying He, Distinguished Professor of North Carolina State University | Recorded: September 6, 2017 

An integrated marine environment prediction system is developed and used to investigate marine physical-biogeochemical variability in the Gulf of Mexico and southeastern U.S. shelf seas. Such variability stem from variations in the shelf circulation, boundary current dynamics, impacts of severe weather forcing, as well as growing population and associated land use practices on transport of carbon and nutrients within terrestrial systems and their delivery to the coastal ocean. We will report our efforts in evaluating the performance of the coupled modeling system via extensive model and data comparisons, as well as findings from a suite of case studies.

SECOORA Data Portal

Kyle Wilcox, Axiom Data Science

Tuesday, March 21, 12 PM ET

SECOORA’s data management and communications (DMAC) system implements the U.S. IOOS recommended standards-based web services that promote interoperability, discovery, efficient data aggregation, access, sharing, visualization, and use of coastal ocean data (physical, chemical, biological and geological). The SECOORA Data Portal has over 4,000 datasets that are accessible. Use the to tool explore, download and visualize ocean and coastal data and models in the Southeastern U.S.

The SECOORA Data Catalog contains searchable, downloadable data from all SECOORA-funded observational and modeling assets that include coastal and offshore stations (atmospheric and oceanographic data), IOOS Priority High Frequency Radar Stations, regional and sub-regional coastal circulation, water quality and fisheries habitat models. The catalog also aggregates data from federal and non-federal real-time and non-real time coastal ocean datasets (in-situ, gliders, profilers, drifters, satellite and models) in the SECOORA region.

Coastal Ocean Circulation Influences on Matters of Societal Concern

Dr. Bob Weisberg, University of South Florida College of Marine Science

Tuesday, February 28, 12 PM ET

The coastal ocean, defined as the continental shelf and the estuaries, is where society meets the sea.  It is where bathing and boating abound, where major recreational and commercial fisheries are situated along with maritime commerce hubs, where harmful algal blooms occur, fossil fuels are tapped and alternative energy sources are considered for exploitation, and where tourists and residents simply go to relax.  In essence, the coastal ocean is the epicenter for maritime ecosystems services.  Managing all of these coastal ocean utilizations, some competitive with one another, and planning for future, sustainable uses, requires the ability to describe the state of the coastal ocean and to predict the effects that may ensue from either naturally occurring or human-induced influences.  The state of the coastal ocean is largely determined by the ocean circulation.  The circulation is what unites nutrients with light, fueling primary productivity, what determines the water properties in which fish and other organisms reside and what controls the movement of larvae between spawning and settlement regions.  The circulation also determines the movement of harmful substances spilled into the sea and the conduct of search and rescue operations.  Applications for red tide, gag grouper recruitment and the transport of Deepwater Horizon oil to northern Gulf of Mexico beaches will be discussed.