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September 27, 2021

A new network of water level sensors to be deployed in the Southeast

The Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) is investing in water level infrastructure for coastal communities that are facing flood threats. A new regional water level network will provide localized flooding alerts and support longer-term sea-level rise monitoring in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georiga, and Florida.

September 21, 2021

It’s hot! How temperature is impacting Spotted Seatrout and seagrass in Florida Bay

Jonathan Rodemann, a Ph.D. candidate at Florida International University, is focusing his research on habitat use by Spotted Seatrout in Rankin Basin, located in north-central Florida Bay. The funding for this award is provided through the generosity of SECOORA donors, The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation, Ocean Tracking Network, Innovasea, the SECOORA Education and Outreach Committee, and many individual donors.

September 8, 2021

Meet the 2021 Drone Course Winners

Meet the winners selected to attend three Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (aka UAS or drones) executive education courses offered by the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University sponsored by NOAA Southeast and Caribbean Regional TeamU.S Integrated Ocean Observing System, and the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA).

August 23, 2021

SCDRP is Proud to Introduce New Program Coordinator

Meredith Hovis
Meredith Hovis is the new Program Coordinator for one of SECOORA’s affiliate programs, the Southeast & Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership (SCDRP). SCDRP strengthens the ability of the Southeast region's coastal communities, economies, and environment to recover from coastal storms.

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.