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.

June 1, 2020

Algorithm Uses Webcam Data to Analyze Timing and Duration of Dune Erosion Events

SECOORA’s 2019 Data Challenge Winners, Deanna Edwing and Kelsea Edwing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, developed an algorithm to automatically identify maximum water-levels at hourly intervals from web camera footage in the Southeast.

May 18, 2020

SECOORA 2020 Education and Outreach Request for Proposals

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is increased demand for high-quality online science education resources. SECOORA is soliciting proposals to develop online or online accessible K-12 marine science curricula and/or activities that can be implemented by parents, teachers, and other educators.Click here for PDF of Request for Proposals. Due June 18, 2020.

May 7, 2020

Webinar | The Rip Current Challenge: A Coastal Hazard with Far Inland Implications

Join SECOORA for a webinar on May 26 at Noon ET with a team from the National Weather Service Forecast Office Wilmington, North Carolina. They will discuss rip current information, important demographics and statistics, the Hurricane Lorenzo case, and future forecast and outreach efforts.

May 4, 2020

Coastal Hazards and Climate Resilience Virtual Panel

As part of SECOORA's 2020 Annual Meeting, SECOORA and Southeast & Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership (SCDRP) are teaming up to host a panel to highlight climate related forecasts, data needs related to climate resilience, and share their insights on mitigating the pressing threats of rising seas. Join us on May 19 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

April 24, 2020

COVID-19 Impacts Coastal Ocean Observing

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting SECOORA’s ability to provide a continuous stream of reliable ocean observing data. Operators cannot maintain our network of buoys, coastal stations, and high frequency radars due to travel restrictions and social distancing guidelines.