January 4, 2021

Webinar: The Trouble with Deep Learning

Join us for a webinar on January 26 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET. Dr. Paul Gader from the University of Florida will discuss some of the inherent and difficult flaws in current Artificial Intelligence practices and use examples from environmental sensing to identify methods for mitigating those flaws. 

December 1, 2020

SECOORA Partners Work Together For Improved Fishing Forecasts

Meet Matt Upton, owner of ROFFS™, and learn about how two SECOORA partners are working together to improve recreational fishing forecasts.

October 30, 2020

Webinar: What’s all that racket! Estuarine soundscapes in South Carolina

Join us on November 17 at 12 PM for a webinar by Dr. Eric Montie, University of South Carolina. Dr. Montie will discuss how passive acoustics can provide information on the ecological response of estuaries to climate variability and can assist in monitoring fish reproductive output of an estuary. Click here to reserve your spot.

October 16, 2020

The Oceans are Alive with Sound

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium has created a new interactive, educational exhibit to teach our visitors about the sounds of the ocean. This exhibit builds on the work of Mote's Dr. James Locascio. With funding from SECOORA, Dr. Locasio and his team are developing machine-learning algorithms to automatically identify different biological, geophysical, and anthropogenic (human-made) sounds.

October 1, 2020

Commercial Fisherman Develops Models with High Frequency Radar Data to Find Fish

Meet commercial fisherman and self-proclaimed ‘computer geek’ Captain Dave Tilley and see how he uses SECOORA funded high frequency radar data  to catch more fish.   

September 24, 2020

Request for Proposals to Fill Regional Product and Observational Gaps

SECOORA is soliciting proposals focused on filling product and/or observational gaps defined in the Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System Strategic Operational Plan 2020 - 2025. Total funds available are $170,000.  SECOORA intends to award between 2 and 4 proposals.  Proposals are due November 30, 2020 at 5 PM ET.

September 21, 2020

$4.15 M to Support Ocean and Coastal Observing in Southeast

SECOORA received $4.15 million in federal funding to monitor and interpret changes in coastal weather, sea-levels, and water quality in the Southeast U.S. This funding cycle marks the 5th year of a 5-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®).

September 16, 2020

Water Shapes Our Planet and Our Lives

SECOORA is proud to announce the winner of our curriculum request for proposals; Katy Smith from the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. The project, Water Shapes Our Planet and Our Lives, will construct a comprehensive fourth grade, virtual-learning science unit on the water cycle, weather, climate and natural processes that shape the Earth’s coasts and communities.

August 31, 2020

SECOORA Develops New Observing Network with Low-Cost Webcams

SECOORA was recently awarded a $1.1 million grant to launch a sustained network of low-cost webcams throughout the Southeast, which will build off of the successful pilot project, the Web Camera Applications Testbed. To accomplish this, standardized data processing and management methodology will be established to provide stakeholders actionable information from webcam video.

August 18, 2020

Webinar | Observations at the West Florida Shelf Pressure Point: How the Pressure Point Affects both the Shelf and the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current

Join SECOORA for webinar on August 25 at 12 PM ET. Dr. Robert Weisberg from University of South Florida College of Marine Science  will discuss how a special “Pressure Point” region impacts the West Florida Shelf, affecting both its fisheries ecology and harmful algal blooms and, in turn, how the WFS impacts the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current’s ability to penetrate into the Gulf of Mexico.