Products and Models

SECOORA engages with various user communities to understand their information needs – how they use the data, how often, in what format and for what purposes – in order to transform raw data into useful information. Explore our supported products and models below.

Products

Text A Buoy

Need quick access to your favorite buoy data? Get that data delivered directly to your phone by text message. Send a text message to (843) 603-8559 with the station “key” from this table. This is a free service from SECOORA. Standard message rates from your carrier may apply. Learn more.

How’s the Beach

Did you know bacterial levels at some swimming beaches and recreational waters are a public health concern? “How’s the Beach?” makes daily forecasts of bacteria conditions for Nags Head, NC, the Grand Strand and Charleston, SC, and Sarasota, FL. These forecasts do not represent swimming advisories; however, they do provide the public with information on beach water quality. Launch How’s the Beach?.

Marine Weather Portal

Curious about the wave heights or wind speed before deciding whether to leave the dock? Access free coastal and offshore observations and forecasts in one convenient location. The Marine Weather Portal is a map-based interface that provides access to local National Weather Service forecasts, real-time buoy and coastal station data, hazard alerts, and radar data. Visit the Marine Weather Portal.

Eyes on the Storm

Eyes on the Storm is an interactive portal that connects you to live and past hurricane and tropical storm data. The tool pulls data from within 50 miles of a hurricane’s path and showcases the highest wind speeds and wave heights and lowest barometric pressure. Click here to follow a hurricane! 

Models

Fully Coupled Air-Sea-Wave Nowcast and Forecast

The Coupled Northwest Atlantic Prediction System (CNAPS) is a three-dimensional marine environment nowcast and forecast system developed by the Ocean Observing and Modeling Group at North Carolina State University.  This fully coupled ocean circulation, wave, and atmosphere model predicts ocean conditions based on real-time observations and computer programs. Launch the CNAPS model.

Integrated Coastal Water Predictive Capability

The goal of this project is to develop an integrated coastal water predictive capability to deliver new water intelligence products and information vital for decision making both during high-impact events, such as hurricanes, nor’easters, and storm surge, and for routine water management, including marine ecosystem health, transportation, and agriculture. Learn more.

West Florida Coastal Ocean Model

For West Florida, access short-term (4.5 day) harmful algal bloom (HAB) trajectory forecast that is provided by the University of South Florida College of Marine Science. The forecast is based on the nowcast/ forecast West Florida Coastal Ocean Model (WFCOM). Results are provided for both the surface and the near bottom waters. The two results differ due to water movement. Water movement is important to show where red tide may be transported. Access the 4.5 day HAB forecast for West Florida.

 

Tampa Bay Circulation Model

For the Tampa Bay Coastal region, access the short-term (4.5 day) HAB trajectory forecast that is provided by the University of South Florida College of Marine Science. The forecast is based on the high resolution nowcast/forecast Tampa Bay Circulation Model (TBCOM). Results are provided for both the surface and the near bottom waters. The two results differ due to water movement. The TBCOM offers more detail by virtue of higher spatial resolution. Access the 4.5 day HAB forecast for Tampa Bay Florida.