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February 23, 2023

Webinar: USGS Water Observing Systems Network and Response to the 2022 Tropical and Extratropical Storms

Join SECOORA to learn about the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Water Observing Systems network and USGS responses to 2022 tropical and extratropical storms. The webinar will be presented by Brian McCallum (USGS) and Athena Clark (USGS) on March 7 at noon ET. Click here to reserve your spot.

February 16, 2023

Workshop: Water Levels in the Southeast

The in-person workshop: “Water Levels in the Southeast: Understanding Sensors, Tools, Products, and Gaps" took place June 13-15, 2023 in Jacksonville, FL.

February 7, 2023

New Buoys Coming to the East Coast of Florida in 2024

Dr. Leonard and her team of Co-Investigators (Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, NOAA National Weather Service, FACT Network, and Second Creek Consulting) will deploy new real-time buoys in 2024 on the east coast of Florida.

January 30, 2023

Strength in Numbers: The Power of Joining Forces

Over six partners have joined forces to install a web camera, water level sensor, and an air quality monitor at the South Carolina Maritime Museum located on the banks of the Sampit River in Georgetown, SC.

January 28, 2023

Help Us Identify Coastal Acidification Monitoring Needs With This Short Survey

Background image of a wooden boardwalk over tan sand dunes with blue ocean. The words Gulf of Mexico Southheast in bold with a Coastal Acidification Network Stakeholder Feedback Project below
SECOORA invites all members and stakeholders to participate in this short 10-minute survey to help us identify coastal acidification areas of concern. The results will directly inform the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification’s (IWGOA) upcoming call for information on priority monitoring needs.

January 25, 2023

Heading to the Beach? Check for Safe Conditions Using These Websites

a black smartphone shows a screen with illegible text with a finger pointing at the screen. There is blue green ocean in the background and sandy beach
Check out these free online decision-support tools that provide data on the health and safety of beaches and coastal waters in the Southeast.

January 18, 2023

Camera Footage of Marine Mammal Releases Available to View on WebCOOS

Video data of marine mammal releases by The Marine Mammal Center in Point Reyes National Seashore (California) is now available on

January 13, 2023

Volunteer Divers Use Latest Camera Technology to Provide Fisheries Data

The SMILE project involves volunteer divers, innovative underwater camera technology, and the expansion of a citizen science approach to collect length data for reef fish in the South Atlantic. The new data sources will be incorporated into stock and ecosystem assessment processes.

January 3, 2023

Partnering for Coastal Community Monitoring Programs

SECOORA is collaborating with community partners and working alongside historically underrepresented groups in the establishment of coastal community monitoring programs and decision-support tools. In December 2023, SECOORA Board members participated in a field trip to learn about SECOORA efforts with the Rosemont Community in South Carolina (pictured).

December 15, 2022

Happy Holidays and Thank You

Thank you for being a part of the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association! We appreciate your partnership and look forward to working together in the New Year.