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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.

June 2, 2021

Request for Proposals: Attending Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Science Courses

SECOORA is seeking applications to sponsor up to six candidates from the US Southeast and Caribbean region to attend three UAS executive education courses offered by the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Submissions are due at 5:00 PM ET on June 30, 2021.

May 31, 2021

Meet the 2021 Data Challenge Winners

SECOORA is honored to announce the 2021 Data Challenge winners. The 2021 Data Challenge focused on using archived SECOORA buoy and/or shore station data.

May 27, 2021

Meet the 2021 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars

SECOORA is honored to announce the 2021 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars - Lela Schlenker, East Carolina University, and Caroline Maria Tribble, University of Charleston. The annual award provides travel support to students to present their research at a meeting or conference.

May 21, 2021

Expanding Community Flood Resilience Through Partnerships with US IOOS Regional Associations

In May, Debra Hernandez, SECOORA, presented a poster at the Ocean Visions 2021 Summit on how IOOS Regional Associations entities are working to support local needs related to coastal flooding.

April 27, 2021

NOAA Launches a New Life-Saving Rip Current Model

NOAA released a new operational rip current model that will improve beach safety through sophisticated rip current forecasts.  NOAA plans to validate the model using shoreline footage from SECOORA’s Webcams for Coastal Observations and Operational Support (WebCOOS) network.

April 20, 2021

Model Forecasting Piney Point Wastewater Plume in Tampa Bay

SECOORA members and funded scientists are responding to emergency wastewater discharge in Tampa Bay from a phosphate mining facility reservoir.