A new project will use Unmanned Aerial Vehicle imagery, satellite imagery, and machine learning methods to develop a more accurate and georeferenced 3D flood extent model. Emergency Managers will be able to identify locations where emergency services are most critical just after a flood event.
The Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) is investing in water level infrastructure for coastal communities that are facing flood threats. A new regional water level network will provide localized flooding alerts and support longer-term sea-level rise monitoring in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georiga, and Florida.
SECOORA is the lead for a new data-sharing initiative with partners from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The initiative’s first project focused on sand management since sand is a valuable resource for local beaches and it provides valuable habitat for a range of species, both on land, and underwater.
SECOORA is proud to announce the winner of our Education and Outreach request for proposals: Nina Sassano from the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. Her project, Understanding Coastal Resilience through Virtual Exploration, will develop a series of learning modules that use Virtual Reality technology to teach Georgia middle school students how the quality, biodiversity, and overall health of wetland habitats connect to coastal resiliency.