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April 11, 2018

FY 18 IOOS Budget Increase

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act was passed by Congress on March 22, 2018. It included support for many ocean and coastal programs including the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®). IOOS regional systems were allocated $35 million, an increase of $4.3 million from FY 17. This support will allow the eleven IOOS regional observing system to fill critical gaps in the High-Frequency (HF) Radar network and underwater glider observatory.

April 4, 2018

New Wave Buoy Near the Florida Keys

A new wave buoy was deployed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on April 1, approximately 30 miles east of Key West, Florida.  This buoy will report local wave conditions such as wave height, wave period, wave direction, surface current and temperature every 30 minutes. Access the buoy data on the SECOORA Marine Weather Portal !

March 28, 2018

SOCAN March Newsletter

Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network (SOCAN) just sent out their March newsletter. Learn about a new OA monitoring station in Tampa Bay and more. Read it here!

March 22, 2018

Welcome New Members!

SECOORA is pleased to announce that two new members joined our organization – the Ocean Tracking Network and Coastal Studies Institute. SECOORA members influence and guide all our endeavors to help make us a trusted source for coastal ocean information in the southeast.

March 9, 2018

Buoys off the Carolinas Coast are Receiving Repairs after Hurricane Damage

In February, the SUN2Wave buoy located off the coast of Sunset Beach, NC was redeployed. It was damaged by the active 2017 hurricane season. The buoy provides bottom currents, surface currents, water temperature, and wave measurements. It communicates with a bottom mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) and data is transmitted every hour.

March 8, 2018

ICOOS Act Reauthorization Passes Unanimously in the Senate

Reauthorization of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System (ICOOS) Act ensures uninterrupted collection and dissemination of ocean data and information. It also continues the innovative partnership between Federal and non-Federal regional partners that make up U.S. IOOS.

February 14, 2018

Webinar: Next Generation SECOORA Data Portal (v2.5)

Spend your lunch break learning about the new tools and capabilities on the SECOORA Beta Data Portal. Presenter: Stacey Buckelew, Director of Programs,  Axiom Data Science Date: February 27, 12 - 1 PM ET Reserve your spot now! Download the Flyer  

February 14, 2018

MTS Buoy Workshop 2018

Join Marine Technological Society (MTS) for the 12th MTS Buoy Workshop at the Michigan League, located on the University of Michigan Campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ‘Buoy Technology for the Oceans and Lakes’ will be focusing on making critical measurements offshore, and getting data from the oceans and lakes back to shore. Visit the meeting webpage to learn more.

February 1, 2018

West Florida Shelf and Tampa Bay Responses to Hurricane Irma: What Happened and Why

Join SECOORA for a webinar that analyzes the West Florida Continental Shelf's response to Hurricane Irma using a combination of in situ observations and numerical circulation models. Reserve your spot now! Download the Flyer

January 10, 2018

Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars Award

In remembrance of Vembu Subramanian - our friend and colleague - SECOORA is establishing an award for the next generation of ocean experts. Learn more on the webpage!