August 11, 2016

Atlantic Hurricane Season Still Expected to be Strongest Since 2012

In its updated 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, NOAA calls for a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal season, and decreases the chance of a below-normal season to only 15 percent, from the initial outlook issued in May. The season is still expected to be the most active since 2012.Forecasters now expect a 70-percent chance of 12–17 named storms, of which 5–8 are expected to become hurricanes, including 2–4 major hurricanes. The initial outlook called for 10–16 named storms, 4–8 hurricanes, and 1–4 major hurricanes. The seasonal averages are 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes. Read the story on the NOAA website.

June 15, 2016

2016 Annual Meeting

We thank everyone who attended the SECOORA 2016 Annual Meeting at North Carolina State University! The three-day meeting focused on identifying opportunities for collaborations and highlighting SECOORA accomplishments. The conversation focused on big data and ecological interactions in the southeast (jump to meeting presentations).Thank you to Ruoying He and Jennifer Warrilow for hosting the meeting at North Carolina State University. Major OutcomesOver 60 participants worked together to identify ways to take the productive step toward strengthening SECOORA. Below are the major outcomes from the meeting. We are energized to work with volunteers to complete the tasks listed.Elect New Board MembersMitch Roffer (Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc.): Industry/Private Sector SeatRick DeVoe (SC Sea Grant Consortium): Public Agencies/ Non-Profit/ Other Sector SeatLisa Adams (Kennesaw State University): At Large Seat- GA SeatQuinton White (Jacksonville University): At Large Seat- FL SeatMichael Crosby (Mote): Sustaining Member SeatDesign targeted member benefit packages for different user groupsEstablish a SECOORA student fellowship with the assistance of an Ad Hoc CommitteeForm an Ad-Hoc Committee to help plan a fundraising campaign in conjunction with the a the SECOORA 10-Year Anniversary celebrationDevelop a new RCOOS Plan with the assistance of experts in the our regionUpdate the SECOORA Data Portal ...

March 3, 2015

SECOORA 2014 Annual Report

This report marks SECOORA’s second Annual Report in which we highlight how our collective efforts are impacting the southeast region. As you read the report, please note the information you find valuable and send us your feedback.  Please click the image below to read our Annual Report.