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March 20, 2019

Data Management and Communication Services Request for Quotes

SECOORA is requesting quotes from data management service providers to manage and enhance the SECOORA data management and communications (DMAC) infrastructure. The period of performance is June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2026. Responses should be sent to Jennifer Dorton (jdorton@secoora.org) by 5PM ET, May 22, 2019. Click here for full DMAC RFQ.

February 26, 2019

Funding Opportunity to Collect Additional Observations that Address Identified Environmental Concerns

The Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) invites proposals for research projects that address one or more of the following environmental concerns within the Southeast US region: Harmful algal blooms Sound in the marine environment Coral health Click here for full solicitation.

February 19, 2019

Smart Sea Level Sensors for Emergency Planning and Response

Join us for a webinar on Feb. 26 at 11:30 AM to learn how the Smart Sea Level Sensor project will inform flood mitigation planning strategies and enable educational experiences for students. Reserve your spot by clicking here. Presenters Kim M. Cobb, Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech Russell Clark, Research Faculty, Computer Science, Georgia Tech Nick Deffley, Director, Office of Sustainability, City of Savannah Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech Jayma Koval, Research Faculty, CEISMC, Georgia Tech

February 11, 2019

2019 Data Challenge

Web cameras are transforming environmental monitoring. Increasingly, scientists are analyzing video data to improve forecasts, answer questions, and support decision making. Although camera data are being applied for environmental monitoring, they are currently underutilized. SECOORA is seeking contestants to transform web cameras into environmental monitoring tools that tackle real-world questions and problems. It is an opportunity to win $3,000! Proposals Due February 15, 2019 | 5 PM ET Click here to visit the challenge website.

January 11, 2019

New Acidification Sensors Added to a Buoy in the Gulf of Mexico

New acidification sensors were integrated into the COMPS C12 buoy located 70 nautical miles offshore of Tampa Bay. This new suite of sensors provides real-time measurements to connect the dots between the Tampa Bay monitoring system and what happens offshore.

December 12, 2018

Save the Date: SECOORA 2019 Annual Meeting

Please save the date for the SECOORA's 2019 Annual Meeting hosted June 18-20,2019 in Wilmington, NC. Participate in the ocean observing conversation and network with coastal ocean scientists from around the Southeast.

December 11, 2018

Free Public Forum: Hurricanes and Sea Level Rise – What does the data show?

On January 15 at 6:00 PM, Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute, St Johns Riverkeeper, and the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association are co-hosting a free public forum to discuss the types of ocean observing technologies that are vital to our understanding of hurricanes and sea level rise.

December 11, 2018

Thank you for donating!

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Vembu Subramanian Oceans Scholar Award on Giving Tuesday! While we did not reach our goal, we raised over $1,000 that will allow use to provide a larger award for the 2019 Vembu Subramanian Oceans Scholar Award. If you are still interested in making a tax deductible donation, please click here. All donations will go towards increasing the value of the 2019 award.

November 20, 2018

Meet the First Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholar

SECOORA is proud to announce the first winner of the Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholar Award, Laura McGee from North Carolina State University. The award is allowing her to present her research, Determining Hurricane-Induced CO2 Flux in the South Atlantic Bight, at two conferences. "The Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars Award will give me the opportunity to network with the ocean science community to build collaborations and will allow me to widely distribute my research results. This research will use cutting-edge data analysis techniques to better understand the role that tropical cyclones play in air-sea CO2 flux." - Laura McGee, PhD Student at North Carolina State University

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.