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June 9, 2020

Buoys off the West Coast of Florida are Ready for Hurricane Season

Recently, the USF COMPS offshore mooring team went to sea to make minor repairs on buoys C22, C10 and C13, located along the Florida Gulf coast, to ensure they are reporting data for the upcoming hurricane season.

June 1, 2020

Algorithm Uses Webcam Data to Analyze Timing and Duration of Dune Erosion Events

SECOORA’s 2019 Data Challenge Winners, Deanna Edwing and Kelsea Edwing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, developed an algorithm to automatically identify maximum water-levels at hourly intervals from web camera footage in the Southeast.

May 18, 2020

SECOORA 2020 Education and Outreach Request for Proposals

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is increased demand for high-quality online science education resources. SECOORA is soliciting proposals to develop online or online accessible K-12 marine science curricula and/or activities that can be implemented by parents, teachers, and other educators.Click here for PDF of Request for Proposals. Due June 18, 2020.

May 7, 2020

Webinar | The Rip Current Challenge: A Coastal Hazard with Far Inland Implications

Join SECOORA for a webinar on May 26 at Noon ET with a team from the National Weather Service Forecast Office Wilmington, North Carolina. They will discuss rip current information, important demographics and statistics, the Hurricane Lorenzo case, and future forecast and outreach efforts.

May 4, 2020

Coastal Hazards and Climate Resilience Virtual Panel

As part of SECOORA's 2020 Annual Meeting, SECOORA and Southeast & Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership (SCDRP) are teaming up to host a panel to highlight climate related forecasts, data needs related to climate resilience, and share their insights on mitigating the pressing threats of rising seas. Join us on May 19 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

April 24, 2020

COVID-19 Impacts Coastal Ocean Observing

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting SECOORA’s ability to provide a continuous stream of reliable ocean observing data. Operators cannot maintain our network of buoys, coastal stations, and high frequency radars due to travel restrictions and social distancing guidelines.

April 21, 2020

Webinar | Hurricane Gliders: Improving Tropical Storm Intensity Forecasts with Real Time Data

Join SECOORA for a webinar on April 28 at Noon ET with Catherine Edwards, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, and Travis Miles, Rutgers University. They will discuss how deploying gliders during hurricane season are providing valuable data for hurricane intensity modeling.Click here to reserve your spot!

April 10, 2020

Underwater Glider Collects Data to Study Red Tide Bloom Dynamics off Gulf Coast of Florida

An autonomous underwater glider named Stella has been diligently collecting water property data off the coast of Palm Harbor, FL, for 12 days.  Data collected by Stella will be incorporated in model simulations to better understand red tide bloom occurrence.  

April 6, 2020

New High Frequency Radar in Marathon Florida Deployed by University of South Florida

A new High Frequency Radar was installed near Marathon, Florida to study the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current System by the University of South Florida’s Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System, in cooperation with Rutgers University and the University of Miami. 

March 30, 2020

New Open Source Tool to Remotely Calibrate Web Camera Data

The Surf-camera Remote Calibration Tool, or SurfRCaT, developed by Matthew Conlin (SECOORA's 2019 Data Challenge winner) is an open-source tool that solves for camera parameters needed to transform webcam landscape images into bird’s-eye-view maps that are scaled and oriented.