Hurricanes and rising sea levels are increasingly in the news – both as immediate and long-term challenges to our coastal communities. The northeast Florida coastal communities are not immune to flooding or severe storm impacts. These chronic – and increasingly frequent – events negatively impact Florida’s state and local economies. Road closures, reduced tourism, and environmental cleanup efforts are all costly.Ocean observing technology – such as buoys, gliders and more – provide near real-time information before and during these events to help inform emergency managers, weather forecasters, and individuals on local environmental conditions. Data from these technologies are used to better forecast storm intensity and storm surge potential and predict localized flooding.
On January 15 at 6:00 PM, Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute, St Johns Riverkeeper, and the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association are co-hosting a free public forum to discuss the types of ocean observing technologies that are vital to our understanding of hurricanes and sea level rise.
Please join us for this free event! Email email@example.com to learn more or click here for the flyer.
- Quinton White, Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute
- Debra Hernandez, Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association
- Jeremy Stalker, Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute
- Mark Collins, WJXT TV Channel 4 News
- Catherine Edwards, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography