November 21, 2019

Exploring Fish Response to Rising Ocean Temperatures

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

What do we know about the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico from recent observations?

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

SECOORA 2020 Annual Meeting

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

Developing Machine-Learning Methods to Quickly Classify Underwater Soundscapes

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.

September 10, 2019

SECOORA Funds Research to Study Sound in the Marine Environment

SECOORA is excited to announce that Dr. Eric Montie, Associate Professor of Biology at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, has received $30,000 to support his work in measuring sound in the marine environment. Dr. Montie’s proposal was selected for funding through the 2019 SECOORA mini-proposal opportunity.

August 27, 2019

Eyes on Dorian: Data Resources

Hurricane Dorian's forecasted track expected to impact the entire southeast coast.  SECOORA put together this page to highlight data and information related to the Hurricane Dorian. It will be updated as new information becomes available.

August 22, 2019

Webinar | Announcing OceanReports: A web-based tool to inform planning and permitting in coastal and ocean waters

Join SECOORA for a webinar on October 1 at 12 PM ET with Dr. James Morris  from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. Dr. Morris will discuss OceanReports - an online tool that has 100 distinct data layers and is capable of analyzing ocean neighborhoods for any area shape or size in the entire U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone.  Click here to register.

August 8, 2019

Donate Today: 100% of the Proceeds Will Support a Graduate Student Scholarship Opportunity

SECOORA and partner, The FACT Network, received a $15,000 grant from the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation to support fisheries research in South Florida. But there is a catch – we need to raise $15,000 in matching donations. These matching funds will be used to support a graduate student conducting fisheries research in South Florida. Please help us reach our goal by December 2019.

July 9, 2019

Franklin, SECOORA’s New Underwater Autonomous Glider, is Ready for Hurricane Season

The purchase of the new G3 Slocum Glider, Franklin, means more glider days at sea and more data collection. The six-foot long underwater glider is capable of gathering reliable real-time data in any ocean conditions, including hurricane conditions.

May 9, 2019

Public Forum | Hurricanes and Climate: What does the data show?

North Carolina is still recovering from the 2018 hurricane season. The devastating impacts of Florence are still be felt throughout the region.   As the climate is changing – and hurricanes become more frequent –scientists are working hard to make sure communities are prepared to face the next storm.On June 17 at 6:30 PM, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, learn from experts on how they are using data, and ingenuity, to increase our understanding of hurricanes and the changing climate.