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March 3, 2021

2021 Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for SECOORA’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting on May 24. The meeting included a brief Board and Members business meeting and an update on SECOORA's revised Strategic Plan. 

March 3, 2021

Identify Eddys with Surface Current Data Collected by High Frequency Radars

SECOORA’s 2020 Data Challenge Winner, Douglas Cahl from the University of South Carolina, has developed a new online tool that identifies eddies from 6km resolution High Frequency radar (HF radar) current data.

February 18, 2021

New Interactive, Virtual Curriculum Available for Fourth Graders

The curriculum, Water Shapes Our Planet and Our Lives, provides a unique, hands-on experience where students explore local weather, discover and create tools used by scientists to collect weather data, and evaluate long-term trends recorded by climate scientists. Each lesson is designed as an online teaching resource for both educators and curious learners. 

February 12, 2021

Meet the Winners of the Enhancing Regional Ocean Data Sharing Competition

SECOORA is thrilled to the announce the winners of the Enhancing Regional Ocean Sharing Data Request for Proposals. We will be funding three projects that use state and regional geospatial data to enhance marine management practices.

February 12, 2021

Meet the Winners of the Fill Regional Product and Observational Gaps Competition

SECOORA is honored to announce the winners of the Request for Proposals to Fill Regional Product and Observational Gaps.  We received many innovative submissions for this 1-year funding opportunity and three proposals will be funded. 

February 4, 2021

Webinar | Regional Ocean Data Sharing: Southeast Sand Resources Project

Join SECOORA for a webinar titled "Regional Ocean Data Sharing: Southeast Sand Resources Project" hosted by Mary Conley, The Nature Conservancy, on February 23 at 12:00 PM ET. Mary will be discussing results from a project aimed at understanding existing resources and information gaps related to sand management. Click here to reserve your spot.

February 3, 2021

Increasing Red Tide Sampling off the West Florida Shelf

Scientists are heading to sea on the R/V Walton Smith to sample areas where red tide blooms are commonly present off the west Florida coast.  This upcoming survey is of particular interest because K. brevis has been observed in southwest Florida since December 2020 and offshore chlorophyll patches have been observed in recent remote sensing imagery.

January 13, 2021

Core Funding Proposal Submitted to US IOOS

Priorities over the next five years will focus on sustaining SECOORA coastal ocean activities while expanding our observing system to include new capabilities, not only along the coastline, but also into the rivers and estuaries. There were 36 academic partners on this proposal and over 90 Letters of Support from users in the region.

January 13, 2021

Understanding Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Survey

SECOORA is asking members to please complete our short 12 question survey to help us understand Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in our network. We are hoping to find avenues for partnerships and explore how we can amplify your institutions initiatives. Deadline to complete the survey is January 29, 2021. Click here to take the survey. We appreciate your input.

January 12, 2021

SECOORA 2021 Data Challenge: Using Buoy and Shore Station Data to Meet User Needs

Apply today! The 2021 Data Challenge invites undergraduate students, graduate students, and early career professionals to develop a project that incorporates and analyzes buoy and/or shore station data using archived SECOORA data. There are two $3,500 prizes.  Proposals are due Friday March 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET.