With SECOORA's support, a team of scientists are working to improve our understanding of Harmful Algal Blooms on the West Florida Shelf. Focusing on the toxic dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis, the team is increasing bloom sampling efficiency and improving bloom forecasting by using a combination of ship-based sampling, glider deployments, and satellite remote sensing.
Warming ocean waters have been observed globally. How do warming waters affect marine fish, corals, and critical fish habitat? This Giving Consider donating to help SECOORA and the FACT Network answer this question. SECOORA and the FACT Network are partnering to sponsor a graduate student to examine how temperature affects fish movement patterns in south Florida marine ecosystems. Our goal is to raise $15,000 and we are 85% of the way there. Help us reach our goal and give the gift of a student scholarship.
Join SECOORA for a webinar, December 10 at 12 PM ET, with Dr. Peter Hamilton from North Carolina State University. Dr. Hamilton will discuss what has been learned from recent major observational studies in the Gulf of Mexico that involve satellite remote sensing, in-situ moorings and both deep and surface drifters. Click here to reserve your spot!
Since the early 1990s, sensors on offshore moorings have been collecting continuous, long-term measurements of physical oceanographic and meteorological variables on the west Florida shelf. University of South Florida College of Marine Science graduate student and mooring technician, Jay Law, will be developing a twenty-plus year climatology data set to analyze the seasonal and long-term variability off the West Florida Shelf.
Underwater soundscape data analysis will soon be a more efficient. Dr. James Locascio, Mote Marine Laboratory, was awarded funding from SECOORA to use previously collected marine acoustic data to develop machine-learning algorithms that identify biological, geophysical, and anthropogenic sounds.
The Ocean Technology Research Program at Mote Marine Laboratory is seeking a full-time, Staff Scientist / Program Manager. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled or December 31, 2019. Click for full announcement.
SECOORA gliders are capturing water column information ahead of Tropical Storm Jerry as he moves closer to the US. Data from gliders allows forecasters and scientists to improve predictions of the storm’s potential intensity.
Congratulations to the 2019 – 2020 Executive Committee! We are honored to be working with this talented group of individuals. SECOORA Executive Committee plays an important role in sustaining our success.