July 31, 2020

Eyes on Isaias: Data Resources

SECOORA put together this page to highlight data and information related to the Hurricane Isaias. It will be updated as new information becomes available and the track is more certain.

July 24, 2020

Student funded to research the effects of temperature, habitat, and prey resources on fish movement in South Florida

Congratulations to Jonathan Rodemann from Florida International University for being awarded the SECOORA and the FACT Network fisheries research grant. The  project will evaluate how habitat disturbances are affecting recreationally important fish species communities in north central Florida Bay. 

July 16, 2020

Webinar: Establishing Baselines for Benthic Habitat and Fish Populations on the West Florida Shelf via the Power of Combined Visual and Acoustic Technologies

Join SECOORA on July 28 at Noon ET for a webinar led by a team from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science. The team will present mapping products that pair in situ towed video imagery with sonar bathymetric data to define habitat types and calculate the relative and absolute densities of biota. These mapping products have considerable utility in defining essential fish and protected species habitats, for locating and assessing potential marine protected areas, and for identifying areas that should be excluded for consideration from offshore development activities.

July 9, 2020

Announcing the Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholarship Winner – Julie Vecchio, PhD

SECOORA is proud to announce that the winner of the 2020 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholar Award is Julie Vecchio, PhD, University of South Florida College of Marine Science. The scholarship will support Dr. Vecchio’s attendance and participation at the 12th International Conference on the Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies. 

July 1, 2020

Meet the 2020 Data Challenge Winner

SECOORA is honored to announce the 2020 SECOORA Data Challenge winner is Douglas Cahl from the University of South Carolina. Douglas will analyze SECOORA High frequency radar data and create a visualization tool to identify eddies.

June 23, 2020

SECOORA Principal Investigators Updates

Join SECOORA on Monday June 29 at noon EDT for 5 minute updates from eight of our Principal Investigators. Click here to register.

June 18, 2020

Boater Information: Weather and Water Data for Boating Safety

The weather and the water are warm and that means boating season is here. Before you head out on the water, be sure to see if it is safe with SECOORA data resources.Need quick access to your favorite buoy data? Read about SECOORA's new product - Text a Buoy. Get that data delivered directly to your phone by text message.

June 17, 2020

Meet 2020 NOAA Hollings Scholar – Natalie Murphy

Through the NOAA Hollings Scholar program, US Integrated Ocean Observing System, SECOORA and Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) are hosting Natalie Murphy this summer. Natalie will be working on Ocean Energy and Observing communications with CSI, located on the North Carolina Outer Banks. Due to COVID-19, Natalie is taking on a virtual Hollings Scholar experience. Mentors for this experience at CSI are Drs. John McCord and Mike Muglia.

June 12, 2020

Webinar: Coastal 3-D high-resolution maps for floods, wetlands, and biodiversity

Join SECOORA on June 23 at Noon ET for a webinar led by Dr. Matt McCarthy from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. McCarthy will present on a fully automated method used to develop 3-D high-resolution land cover maps for the entire U.S. Gulf of Mexico coastline. Multiple products, including wetland maps and bathymetry, are output from this process and mosaicked for end-user applications. Click here to reserve your spot!

June 9, 2020

Buoys off the West Coast of Florida are Ready for Hurricane Season

Recently, the USF COMPS offshore mooring team went to sea to make minor repairs on buoys C22, C10 and C13, located along the Florida Gulf coast, to ensure they are reporting data for the upcoming hurricane season.