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April 4, 2019

Growing Observations with the Closing the Gaps Campaign

The Closing the Gaps campaign has been a huge success and has led to growth in the IOOS Regional Association budgets since 2016.The SECOORA region has benefited immensely. Funding was distributed to SECOORA to purchase two new and four used HF radars which will be deployed across the region. Additionally, SECOORA purchased a G3 Slocum profiling glider which will increase our number of glider days at sea.

April 4, 2019

Advocating for Increasing and Sustaining Ocean Observing

There is no substitute for face to face communication with legislators. In March, Debra Hernandez and SECOORA Board members spent time in Washington D.C. meeting with legislators’ staff to discuss the importance of coastal and ocean observing.

April 2, 2019

Vote on a Name for SECOORA’s New Glider

We are excited to announce that SECOORA purchased a new G3 Slocum profiling glider. The new glider will increase our number of glider days at sea and provide valuable data for hurricane intensity forecasting and ecosystem monitoring.We need your help to pick a name for the glider. We have narrowed it down to three. Vote for your favorite.

April 1, 2019

Apply Now for the Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars Award

Apply today to be the next Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholar! This year’s award value has increased a thousand dollars to $3500. Deadline to submit proposals is May 24, 2019. Visit the website for more information.

March 20, 2019

Data Management and Communication Services Request for Quotes

SECOORA is requesting quotes from data management service providers to manage and enhance the SECOORA data management and communications (DMAC) infrastructure. The period of performance is June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2026. Responses should be sent to Jennifer Dorton ( by 5PM ET, May 22, 2019. Click here for full DMAC RFQ.

February 26, 2019

Funding Opportunity to Collect Additional Observations that Address Identified Environmental Concerns

The Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) invites proposals for research projects that address one or more of the following environmental concerns within the Southeast US region:Harmful algal bloomsSound in the marine environmentCoral healthClick here for full solicitation.

February 19, 2019

Smart Sea Level Sensors for Emergency Planning and Response

Join us for a webinar on Feb. 26 at 11:30 AM to learn how the Smart Sea Level Sensor project will inform flood mitigation planning strategies and enable educational experiences for students. Reserve your spot by clicking here. Presenters Kim M. Cobb, Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech Russell Clark, Research Faculty, Computer Science, Georgia Tech Nick Deffley, Director, Office of Sustainability, City of Savannah Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech Jayma Koval, Research Faculty, CEISMC, Georgia Tech

February 11, 2019

2019 Data Challenge

Web cameras are transforming environmental monitoring. Increasingly, scientists are analyzing video data to improve forecasts, answer questions, and support decision making. Although camera data are being applied for environmental monitoring, they are currently underutilized. SECOORA is seeking contestants to transform web cameras into environmental monitoring tools that tackle real-world questions and problems. It is an opportunity to win $3,000! Proposals Due February 15, 2019 | 5 PM ET Click here to visit the challenge website.

January 11, 2019

New Acidification Sensors Added to a Buoy in the Gulf of Mexico

New acidification sensors were integrated into the COMPS C12 buoy located 70 nautical miles offshore of Tampa Bay. This new suite of sensors provides real-time measurements to connect the dots between the Tampa Bay monitoring system and what happens offshore.

December 12, 2018

Save the Date: SECOORA 2019 Annual Meeting

Please save the date for the SECOORA's 2019 Annual Meeting hosted June 18-20,2019 in Wilmington, NC. Participate in the ocean observing conversation and network with coastal ocean scientists from around the Southeast.