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September 11, 2018

North Carolina Members are Collecting Data Prior to Hurricane Florence

As Florence is projected to make landfall near the Carolinas, SECOORA Members in North Carolina and their partners are collecting critical data ahead of the storm. The data collected will help monitor storm surge, dune erosion, overwash and more.

September 11, 2018

Underwater Gliders Chasing Hurricane Florence

Two gliders were deployed in the South Atlantic Bight ahead of Hurricane Florence making her way to the U.S. eastern seaboard. These gliders will gather vital oceanographic information before the potential life-threatening hurricane

September 10, 2018

Eyes on Hurricane Florence: Data Resources

SECOORA will be watching Hurricane Florence as she traverses through the South Atlantic Bight. Access the Florence data page here.

August 31, 2018

All IOOS Regional Associations are now NOAA-certified

NOAA has now certified all 11 Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Regional Associations as Regional Information Coordination Entities. Data coming from the IOOS regions now adheres to common federal collection, storage and management standards. In other words, it can be integrated with other data, and help make "big data" research and development possible. Read More

August 23, 2018

Registration Open: Web Cameras for Environmental Monitoring Workshop

Registration is open for the Exploring Applications, Opportunities and Challenges to using Webcams for Environmental Monitoring Workshop. The workshop will focus on web camera data, its challenges, and the best practices for utilizing camera data for environmental monitoring. Click here to register (Deadline November 1, 2018) Access Workshop Website

August 15, 2018

Webinar – Resolving the Loop Current Complex: Implications for Hurricane Intensity Forecasting

As a hurricane moves over the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current, the hurricane often intensifies to severe (Category 3) status due to the deep warm water and the sustained air-sea fluxes feeding the storm.  Given that the Gulf is a semi-enclosed basin, these intense hurricanes will make landfall and significantly impact coastal ocean processes. This webinar will highlight how measurements - such as ocean current, temperature and salinity fields - are used to evaluatecoupled forecast models and improve hurricane forecasts. Please join us for a free webinar on August 28 at 12:00 PM. Presentation will be given by Lynn Keith (Nick) Shay, PhD  - University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Reserve your spot! Download the Flyer (please share)

August 7, 2018

Hurricane Resources

SECOORA has collected over 23 hurricane data resources into one page! Bookmark it for when a hurricane is approaching. If we are missing a resource, please email to get it included! Jump to a resource: SECOORA Real Time Data Hurricane Tracking Storm Surge, Flooding, and Coastal Change Data, WebCams and Modeling IOOS Regional Associations and Other

July 18, 2018

Webinar: The Power of Observations for improved decision making in support of public health and economic vitality: Gathering Alligators, Taking Observations, Realizing Solutions

Join us for the free webinar "The Power of Observations for improved decision making in support of public health and economic vitality: Gathering Alligators, Taking Observations, Realizing Solutions (GATORS)" on July 24 at 12:00 PM ET. Dwayne Porter from University of South Carolina will provide an overview of the value derived by integrating data and sound science in support of public health and economic vitality decision making. Examples will illustrate instances where management decisions have benefited from decision support tools that make use of data integrated across multiple coastal and ocean observing systems. Date: July 24, 2018 Time: 12:00 PM ET Presenter: Dwayne Porter, PhD University of South Carolina Reserve your spot now! Download the flyer!

July 10, 2018

Middle School Students to Launch Mini Sailboat in the Atlantic Gulf Stream

Middle school students at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland, Florida and other students throughout the Polk County Florida School District, will launch a mini-sailboat in fall 2018. The four-foot mini-sailboat, named the Polk CS Voyager, was assembled by undergraduate students from University of South Florida (USF) – Lisa Richardson and Steven Pink. The Polk CS Voyager will be deployed in the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream by a team from USF and middle school students in Polk County. Read more >

June 26, 2018

2017 Annual Report

Our 2017 Annual Report is now available online! Thanks to all of our partners, stakeholders and members who make what we do possible. Below is an overview of what the report covers: Message from the Executive Director Providing Vital Data During Hurricane Season Leveraging Public and Private Partnerships Investing in the Next Generation SECOORA By the Numbers SECOORA Projects by State SECOORA Members Click here to view the report and explore our 2017 activities.