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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

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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

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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.

December 14, 2022

Seeking Contractor: Regional Surface Elevation Table Coordination

SECOORA is seeking a contractor to provide coordinator services including 1) develop an inventory of existing Surface Elevation Tables (SETs); 2) conduct a SET gap analysis; and 3) develop and foster a SET Community of Practice, including facilitating a workshop and virtual meetings and developing web content.

November 29, 2022

Meet the Winners of the Harmful Algal Bloom Request for Proposals

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SECOORA is excited to announce the two winners of the SECOORA 2022 Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Request for Proposals. Both projects aim to improve water quality monitoring and gain an understanding of the conditions that allow HABs to form and thrive in the Southeast.

November 22, 2022

This Giving Tuesday Support Ocean Education and Outreach

Giving Tuesday is right around the corner.  This year SECOORA is teaming with the Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network (SOCAN). Donate to support SOCAN and help them advance their education and outreach efforts.