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June 7, 2018

2018 Annual Meeting Highlights

SECOORA’s Annual meeting brought together coastal ocean scientists from around the Southeast to Charleston, South Carolina on May 22-24. The theme of SECOORA’s meeting was the Blue Economy. The Blue Economy encompasses ocean and coastal dependent activities such as maritime transportation, tourism, fisheries, energy development, and more. Three panels discussed different aspects of the Blue Economy – offshore resources, fisheries management, and local South Carolina perspectives on economic opportunities. Click here to read the highlight story.

June 4, 2018

South Atlantic Bight Marine Assessment Published Online

The Nature’s Conservancy South Atlantic Bight Marine Assessment (SABMA) has been published online. The assessment is a data collection and analysis initiative designed to improve understanding of the regional distribution of key habitats and species. More information is available on the Nature Conservancy website. Access the full PDF here.

May 29, 2018

Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership 2018 Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the SDRP 2018 Partnership meeting, hosted June 19-20, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Florida. It will convene leaders from the public and private sectors from across the U.S. Southeast to focus on resilient disaster recovery and engagement across sectors. Click here to register for the meeting (deadline June 1, 2018)

May 3, 2018

SECOORA Public Forum – Extreme Events, the Blue Economy, and Ocean Observations

How do resiliency efforts reduce risks and what ocean data supports those efforts? Join us for a discussion in Charleston, SC on how extreme events impact the blue economy - including businesses, communities and marine life. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg will open the forum with a few remarks on the city’s resiliency efforts. When: Wednesday - May 23, 2018 | 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM Where: Hyatt Place + Hyatt House Charleston / Historic District (560 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403) Register: Click here to register. Light refreshments will be provided.

April 16, 2018

Webinar: Passive acoustic monitoring on a SV3 Wave Glider for fish spawning aggregation detection and characterization

Reserve your spot for the next SECOORA Webinar "Passive acoustic monitoring on a SV3 Wave Glider for fish spawning aggregation detection and characterization". Laurent Cherubin from FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute will discuss  a novel, autonomous approach to conduct fishery independent surveys in order to search and discover unreported aggregations by mapping the underwater acoustic landscape using an unmanned platform in areas that surround currently known spawning aggregations during the spawning season. Reserve your spot now!

April 11, 2018

FY 18 IOOS Budget Increase

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act was passed by Congress on March 22, 2018. It included support for many ocean and coastal programs including the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®). IOOS regional systems were allocated $35 million, an increase of $4.3 million from FY 17. This support will allow the eleven IOOS regional observing system to fill critical gaps in the High-Frequency (HF) Radar network and underwater glider observatory.

April 4, 2018

New Wave Buoy Near the Florida Keys

A new wave buoy was deployed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on April 1, approximately 30 miles east of Key West, Florida.  This buoy will report local wave conditions such as wave height, wave period, wave direction, surface current and temperature every 30 minutes. Access the buoy data on the SECOORA Marine Weather Portal !

March 28, 2018

SOCAN March Newsletter

Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network (SOCAN) just sent out their March newsletter. Learn about a new OA monitoring station in Tampa Bay and more. Read it here!

March 22, 2018

Welcome New Members!

SECOORA is pleased to announce that two new members joined our organization – the Ocean Tracking Network and Coastal Studies Institute. SECOORA members influence and guide all our endeavors to help make us a trusted source for coastal ocean information in the southeast.

March 9, 2018

Buoys off the Carolinas Coast are Receiving Repairs after Hurricane Damage

In February, the SUN2Wave buoy located off the coast of Sunset Beach, NC was redeployed. It was damaged by the active 2017 hurricane season. The buoy provides bottom currents, surface currents, water temperature, and wave measurements. It communicates with a bottom mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) and data is transmitted every hour.