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June 16, 2021

The Importance of Monitoring Efforts on the Indian River Lagoon

Monitoring the Indian River Lagoon is increasingly important in the face of harmful algal blooms and manatee deaths.

June 9, 2021

Webinar | Applying technology to improve our ability to forecast, observe and detect rip currents

Join SECOORA for a webinar on June 22 at noon ET presented by Greg Dusek, NOAA National Ocean Service, and Alex Pang, University of California Santa Cruz. The pair will provide an overview of the new NOAA rip current model and how machine learning and flow analysis methods are used to identify rip currents. Click here to reserve your spot.

June 2, 2021

Request for Proposals: Attending Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Science Courses

SECOORA is seeking applications to sponsor up to six candidates from the US Southeast and Caribbean region to attend three UAS executive education courses offered by the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Submissions are due at 5:00 PM ET on June 30, 2021.

May 31, 2021

Meet the 2021 Data Challenge Winners

SECOORA is honored to announce the 2021 Data Challenge winners. The 2021 Data Challenge focused on using archived SECOORA buoy and/or shore station data.

May 27, 2021

Meet the 2021 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars

SECOORA is honored to announce the 2021 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars - Lela Schlenker, East Carolina University, and Caroline Maria Tribble, University of Charleston. The annual award provides travel support to students to present their research at a meeting or conference.

May 21, 2021

Expanding Community Flood Resilience Through Partnerships with US IOOS Regional Associations

In May, Debra Hernandez, SECOORA, presented a poster at the Ocean Visions 2021 Summit on how IOOS Regional Associations entities are working to support local needs related to coastal flooding.

April 27, 2021

NOAA Launches a New Life-Saving Rip Current Model

NOAA released a new operational rip current model that will improve beach safety through sophisticated rip current forecasts.  NOAA plans to validate the model using shoreline footage from SECOORA’s Webcams for Coastal Observations and Operational Support (WebCOOS) network.

April 20, 2021

Model Forecasting Piney Point Wastewater Plume in Tampa Bay

SECOORA members and funded scientists are responding to emergency wastewater discharge in Tampa Bay from a phosphate mining facility reservoir.

April 20, 2021

SECOORA 2021 Education and Outreach Request for Proposals – $8,500 Opportunity

SECOORA is soliciting proposals to develop online or online accessible K-12 marine science curricula and/or activities that can be implemented by parents, teachers, and other educators. Proposals must demonstrate how they will increase participation of underrepresented communities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics educational activities.

April 13, 2021

Webinar | 4th Grade Curriculum: Water Shapes our Planet and our Lives

Join SECOORA for a webinar on April 27 at 3:30 PM ET to learn about a new comprehensive fourth grade, virtual-learning science unit on the water cycle, weather, climate, and natural processes that shape the Earth’s coasts and communities. Click here to reserve your spot.