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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.

June 22, 2018

FACT Network Summer 2018 Meeting

The FACT Network Summer Meeting is being held June 21-22, 2018 at Pine Jog Environmental Education Center in West Palm Beach, FL. Come discuss data and learn the current research from the FACT Network.  

June 7, 2018

2018 Annual Meeting Highlights

SECOORA’s Annual meeting brought together coastal ocean scientists from around the Southeast to Charleston, South Carolina on May 22-24. The theme of SECOORA’s meeting was the Blue Economy. The Blue Economy encompasses ocean and coastal dependent activities such as maritime transportation, tourism, fisheries, energy development, and more. Three panels discussed different aspects of the Blue Economy – offshore resources, fisheries management, and local South Carolina perspectives on economic opportunities. Click here to read the highlight story.

June 4, 2018

South Atlantic Bight Marine Assessment Published Online

The Nature’s Conservancy South Atlantic Bight Marine Assessment (SABMA) has been published online. The assessment is a data collection and analysis initiative designed to improve understanding of the regional distribution of key habitats and species. More information is available on the Nature Conservancy website. Access the full PDF here.

May 29, 2018

Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership 2018 Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the SDRP 2018 Partnership meeting, hosted June 19-20, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Florida. It will convene leaders from the public and private sectors from across the U.S. Southeast to focus on resilient disaster recovery and engagement across sectors. Click here to register for the meeting (deadline June 1, 2018)