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August 9, 2021

New Regional Ocean Data Sharing Page: Southeast Sand Resources

SECOORA is the lead for a new data-sharing initiative with partners from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The initiative’s first project focused on sand management since sand is a valuable resource for local beaches and it provides valuable habitat for a range of species, both on land, and underwater.

July 19, 2021

Understanding Coastal Resilience Through Virtual Exploration

SECOORA is proud to announce the winner of our Education and Outreach request for proposals: Nina Sassano from the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. Her project, Understanding Coastal Resilience through Virtual Exploration, will develop a series of learning modules that use Virtual Reality technology to teach Georgia middle school students how the quality, biodiversity, and overall health of wetland habitats connect to coastal resiliency.

July 13, 2021

Meet the 2021 – 2022 SECOORA Executive Committee

Congratulations to the 2021 – 2022 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. If you are interested in becoming a SECOORA member, click here

July 6, 2021

Eyes on Elsa: Data Resources

SECOORA put together this page to highlight data and information related to Tropical Storm Elsa. It will be updated as new information becomes available and the track is more certain. Please email with additional resources to add!

June 29, 2021

SECOORA December Meeting

Join us for an in-person meeting on December 2-3, 2021 hosted in St. Petersburg, FL. The meeting will focus on Harmful Algal Blooms, DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), and SECOORA programmatic updates. Click here to register for the free meeting. The deadline to register is November 15, 2021.

June 25, 2021

SECOORA Members Help Track Red Tide Bloom off West Coast of Florida

A red tide bloom is currently occurring in the greater Tampa Bay, FL region and is on the move northwards from Pinellas County.  SECOORA members are currently monitoring the bloom.

June 24, 2021

SECOORA is Proud to Introduce New Program Coordinator

Laura Korman is the Program Coordinator for SECOORA, leading product development efforts, advancing SECOORA’s new water level initiative, and managing some of SECOORA’s affiliate programs and projects such as the Southeast Coastal and Ocean Acidification Network (SOCAN), the regional ocean data sharing initiative and the Southeast and Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership (SCDRP).

June 16, 2021

The Importance of Monitoring Efforts on the Indian River Lagoon

Monitoring the Indian River Lagoon is increasingly important in the face of harmful algal blooms and manatee deaths.

June 9, 2021

Webinar | Applying technology to improve our ability to forecast, observe and detect rip currents

Join SECOORA for a webinar on June 22 at noon ET presented by Greg Dusek, NOAA National Ocean Service, and Alex Pang, University of California Santa Cruz. The pair will provide an overview of the new NOAA rip current model and how machine learning and flow analysis methods are used to identify rip currents. Click here to reserve your spot.