SECOORA successfully submitted a proposal, titled “Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA): Supporting Resilient Ecosystems, Communities and Economies” in response to the US Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) FY 2016 Federal Funding opportunity, NOAA-NOS-IOOS-2016-2004378. The proposed work, if funded, will occur over the next five years and provide support for continuing and expanding SECOORA observing, modeling and related activities in the southeast.
Priorities for SECOORA over the next five years are to sustain critical observing, data management and modeling activities, build upon successes with users, seek new leveraging opportunities and add new multidisciplinary Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System components. SECOORA’s proposal focused on a resiliency theme, addressing the need to have resilient ecosystems, communities and economies.
Below is a schematic of the overall proposal. With oversight from Governance and Management, and in collaboration with PIs and Data Management and Communications, SECOORA will continue to manage and integrate observations and models for a suite of tools and applications. Each component is linked to priority stakeholder needs under four themes.
SECOORA would like to thank everyone who participated and contributed in the proposal development process. SECOORA will continue to coordinate and champion coastal ocean observing science in the Southeast. Below is a graphic of the process SECOORA followed to develop comprehensive and competitive proposal.