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January 8, 2021

Congress Unanimously Passes the Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act

On December 31, 2020, the President signed S. 914, the Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of 2020, into law that reauthorizes the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS).    

January 4, 2021

Webinar: The Trouble with Deep Learning

Join us for a webinar on January 26 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET. Dr. Paul Gader from the University of Florida will discuss some of the inherent and difficult flaws in current Artificial Intelligence practices and use examples from environmental sensing to identify methods for mitigating those flaws. 

December 1, 2020

SECOORA Partners Work Together For Improved Fishing Forecasts

Meet Matt Upton, owner of ROFFS™, and learn about how two SECOORA partners are working together to improve recreational fishing forecasts.

November 9, 2020

Eyes on Eta: Data Resources

SECOORA put together this page to highlight data and information related to the Tropical Storm Eta. It will be updated as new information becomes available and the track is more certain.

October 30, 2020

Webinar: What’s all that racket! Estuarine soundscapes in South Carolina

Join us on November 17 at 12 PM for a webinar by Dr. Eric Montie, University of South Carolina. Dr. Montie will discuss how passive acoustics can provide information on the ecological response of estuaries to climate variability and can assist in monitoring fish reproductive output of an estuary. Click here to reserve your spot.

October 20, 2020

IOOS Association is Seeking Nominations for the 2021 Caraid Award

Nominate a leader in coastal ocean observing for the Cariad Award. The Caraid Award annually recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to observing and understanding our oceans, coasts and Great Lakes through vision, leadership, friendship and collaboration. 

October 16, 2020

The Oceans are Alive with Sound

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium has created a new interactive, educational exhibit to teach our visitors about the sounds of the ocean. This exhibit builds on the work of Mote's Dr. James Locascio. With funding from SECOORA, Dr. Locasio and his team are developing machine-learning algorithms to automatically identify different biological, geophysical, and anthropogenic (human-made) sounds.

October 12, 2020

Undergraduate Students Learn Different Ways to Monitor Water Quality

Undergraduate students from University of South Florida St. Petersburg environmental science lab made a field trip to the Clam Bayou water quality and meteorological station to compare different methods for measuring water quality.

October 1, 2020

Commercial Fisherman Develops Models with High Frequency Radar Data to Find Fish

Meet commercial fisherman and self-proclaimed ‘computer geek’ Captain Dave Tilley and see how he uses SECOORA funded high frequency radar data  to catch more fish.   

September 24, 2020

Request for Proposals to Fill Regional Product and Observational Gaps

SECOORA is soliciting proposals focused on filling product and/or observational gaps defined in the Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System Strategic Operational Plan 2020 - 2025. Total funds available are $170,000.  SECOORA intends to award between 2 and 4 proposals.  Proposals are due November 30, 2020 at 5 PM ET.