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 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.

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.

March 23, 2020

Solicitation of Letters of Intent Funding Opportunity

SECOORA will prepare and submit a single coordinated regional proposal in response to the anticipated FY 2021 Implementation of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) funding opportunity. SECOORA is soliciting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to be reviewed and considered for inclusion in SECOORA’s full proposal submission to NOAA. These LOIs are due to SECOORA by 11:59 PM ET May 26, 2020.

March 20, 2020

A Message from SECOORA

The SECOORA team is extending our support to all in the Southeast during this changing and challenging time. SECOORA is open for business as usual. We are fortunate to work remotely and be able to serve our mission, while being respectful to the interruptions to our professional and personal lives. Read more. 

February 24, 2020

SECOORA 2020 Data Challenge: Using High Frequency Radar to Meet User Needs

SECOORA is asking students and early career professionals to explain the importance of high frequency radar (HFR) and create tools that use archived SECOORA HFR data. There are two $3500 prizes.  Proposals are due May 15, 2020 (extended).