December 11, 2019
SECOORA is hosting our winter Board Meeting, December 18-19, 2019 in Charleston, SC. The meeting will focus on our Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System Plan, metrics, and planning for IOOS 5-Year federal funding opportunity.
November 22, 2019
With SECOORA's support, a team of scientists are working to improve our understanding of Harmful Algal Blooms on the West Florida Shelf. Focusing on the toxic dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis, the team is increasing bloom sampling efficiency and improving bloom forecasting by using a combination of ship-based sampling, glider deployments, and satellite remote sensing.
November 21, 2019
Warming ocean waters have been observed globally. How do warming waters affect marine fish, corals, and critical fish habitat? This Giving Consider donating to help SECOORA and the FACT Network answer this question. SECOORA and the FACT Network are partnering to sponsor a graduate student to examine how temperature affects fish movement patterns in south Florida marine ecosystems. Our goal is to raise $15,000 and we are 85% of the way there. Help us reach our goal and give the gift of a student scholarship.
November 19, 2019
Join SECOORA for a webinar, December 10 at 12 PM ET, with Dr. Peter Hamilton from North Carolina State University. Dr. Hamilton will discuss what has been learned from recent major observational studies in the Gulf of Mexico that involve satellite remote sensing, in-situ moorings and both deep and surface drifters. Click here to reserve your spot!
November 15, 2019
Since the early 1990s, sensors on offshore moorings have been collecting continuous, long-term measurements of physical oceanographic and meteorological variables on the west Florida shelf. University of South Florida College of Marine Science graduate student and mooring technician, Jay Law, will be developing a twenty-plus year climatology data set to analyze the seasonal and long-term variability off the West Florida Shelf.
November 15, 2019
Mark your calendars for the SECOORA 2019 Annual Meeting – May 18 and 19, 2019 – in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Keep a look out for more information. We hope to see you there!
November 7, 2019
Underwater soundscape data analysis will soon be a more efficient. Dr. James Locascio, Mote Marine Laboratory, was awarded funding from SECOORA to use previously collected marine acoustic data to develop machine-learning algorithms that identify biological, geophysical, and anthropogenic sounds.
October 23, 2019
SECOORA is proud to announce the winner of the 2019 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholar Award, Kelsey Johnson-Sapp from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
September 30, 2019
The Ocean Technology Research Program at Mote Marine Laboratory is seeking a full-time, Staff Scientist / Program Manager. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled or December 31, 2019. Click for full announcement.
September 19, 2019
SECOORA gliders are capturing water column information ahead of Tropical Storm Jerry as he moves closer to the US. Data from gliders allows forecasters and scientists to improve predictions of the storm’s potential intensity.