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November 9, 2018

Florida Red Tide: How SECOORA is Helping

Currently, there is an unprecedented and persistent harmful algal bloom (HAB) impacting both coasts of Florida. The Florida HAB organism, Karenia brevis (commonly known as red tide) creates a toxin that is threatening to organism health.  Read how we are supporting observing and modeling work to track the bloom.

October 9, 2018

Eyes on Hurricane Michael: Data Resources

SECOORA is watching Hurricane Michael as he moves in the Gulf of Mexico. Our assets are providing near real-time information the storm. Access the data resources page here.

September 21, 2018

ROFFS™ Monitoring Ocean Conditions before and after Hurricane Florence

ROFFS™  has analyzed the ocean conditions directly before and after Florence along the east coast of the United States from northern Florida to Virginia. They focused mainly on the Sea Surface Temperature and Ocean Color/Chlorophyll data.

September 21, 2018

Webinar | Observations to Understand Life in the Ocean: Linking IOOS Regional Efforts with the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON)

The Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) links groups engaged in ocean observation to track changes in the diversity and abundance of life in the sea. Please take your lunch break with SECOORA and join in on the dialogue to advance an integrated system to observe life in the sea.   Presenter: Frank E. Muller-Karger, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida Date: September 25, 2018 | 12:00 PM ET Reserve your spot! Download the Flyer (please share)

September 11, 2018

North Carolina Members are Collecting Data Prior to Hurricane Florence

As Florence is projected to make landfall near the Carolinas, SECOORA Members in North Carolina and their partners are collecting critical data ahead of the storm. The data collected will help monitor storm surge, dune erosion, overwash and more.

September 11, 2018

Underwater Gliders Chasing Hurricane Florence

Two gliders were deployed in the South Atlantic Bight ahead of Hurricane Florence making her way to the U.S. eastern seaboard. These gliders will gather vital oceanographic information before the potential life-threatening hurricane

September 10, 2018

Eyes on Hurricane Florence: Data Resources

SECOORA will be watching Hurricane Florence as she traverses through the South Atlantic Bight. Access the Florence data page here.

August 31, 2018

All IOOS Regional Associations are now NOAA-certified

NOAA has now certified all 11 Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Regional Associations as Regional Information Coordination Entities. Data coming from the IOOS regions now adheres to common federal collection, storage and management standards. In other words, it can be integrated with other data, and help make "big data" research and development possible. Read More

August 23, 2018

Registration Open: Web Cameras for Environmental Monitoring Workshop

Registration is open for the Exploring Applications, Opportunities and Challenges to using Webcams for Environmental Monitoring Workshop. The workshop will focus on web camera data, its challenges, and the best practices for utilizing camera data for environmental monitoring. Click here to register (Deadline November 1, 2018) Access Workshop Website

August 15, 2018

Webinar – Resolving the Loop Current Complex: Implications for Hurricane Intensity Forecasting

As a hurricane moves over the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current, the hurricane often intensifies to severe (Category 3) status due to the deep warm water and the sustained air-sea fluxes feeding the storm.  Given that the Gulf is a semi-enclosed basin, these intense hurricanes will make landfall and significantly impact coastal ocean processes. This webinar will highlight how measurements - such as ocean current, temperature and salinity fields - are used to evaluatecoupled forecast models and improve hurricane forecasts. Please join us for a free webinar on August 28 at 12:00 PM. Presentation will be given by Lynn Keith (Nick) Shay, PhD  - University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Reserve your spot! Download the Flyer (please share)