October 2016
Hurricane Matthew Resources Page and Blog

SECOORA partners and US IOOS Regional Associations - CariCOOS, MARACOOS, and SECOORA - are prepared to capture the Hurricane Matthew in real time. 
Matthew, a category 3 hurricane, is traversing north up the South Atlantic Bight. SECOORA and US IOOS support marine weather buoys, high frequency radars, models and other tools that provide insight on the storm. 

SECOORA has set up a RESOURCES PAGE and experts are contributing information on the storms progression on our new BLOG. Use our data portal to overlay multiple data sets for an integrated visualization of coastal data in Matthew's path. Read More > 
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@secoora has data resources consolidated into 1 location for #HurricaneMatthew Find data http://secoora.org/hurricane-matthew or https://blog.secoora.org 
SECOORA Glider Observatory

Four gliders deployed during September 2016 journeyed along the South Atlantic Bight through the footprints of SECOORA funded assets - high frequency radar, buoys and SABGOM model output. Two gliders were deployed in Port Canaveral, Florida and the other two in Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary in Georgia. The effort was part of the SECOORA Regional Glider Observatory Network composed of experts and gliders from five universities. Read More >

Save the Date - SECOORA Annual Meeting 
Mark your calendars for the SECOORA 2017 Annual Meeting - May 16, 17 and 18, 2017 - in Melbourne, Florida hosted by Florida Institute of Technology. SECOORA will be celebrating our 10- year anniversary of becoming a non-profit. Keep a look out for more information and a website. Hope to see you there! 
SECOORA Executive Committee

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Executive Committee!
  • Chairman: Quinton White, Jacksonville University
  • Vice-Chairman: Rick DeVoe, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
  • Secretary: Peter Hamilton, Leidos
  • Treasurer: George Maul, Florida Institute of Technology
  • At-Large: Jeff Copeland, WeatherFlow

We are honored to be working with this talented group of individuals. SECOORA Executive Committee plays an important role in sustaining our success. Click here to read their bios >  

Training the Next Generation  
Congratulations to Julianna Diehl and Andrew Reid for completing their summer coastal and ocean observing internships with SECOORA, US IOOS and University of South Florida College of Marine Science. Under the mentorship of Dave Easter (US IOOS), Jay Law (USF CMS) and Vembu Subramanian (SECOORA), the undergraduate students learned hands-on the importance of coastal ocean observing by outfitting moorings, acting as chief scientist during an annual mooring maintenance cruise, and becoming a certified American Academy of Underwater Sciences Scientific Diver.  Read More > 

IOOS 2016 Fall Meeting 

U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Program Office leadership, the 11 Regional Association directors, and IOOS Association staff and board members met in Anchorage, Alaska for the 2016 IOOS Fall Meeting. Discussion focused on ecological forecasting gaps, water level observation capacity, precision navigation, and data management. Partners of the AOOS (Alaska Ocean Observing System) demonstrated the use of ocean acidification sensors at a local shellfish hatchery and hosted a tour of NOAA's Kasitsna Bay Lab.
See agenda here >

Global Ocean Acidification Portal

There is a new interactive data portal that features global ocean acidification data from cruise lines and moorings - for example pH, pCO2, and aragonite saturation state. It also includes an asset inventory and metadata from 330 world-wide GOA-ON partners from 67 countries. The portal was built by NANOOS (Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems) and launched by NOAA Administrator Dr. Sullivan at Secretary Kerry's "Our Ocean Conference" in September 2016.
Access Data >   
Coastal Carolina Long Bay Observing System
As Hurricane Matthew traverses north up the South Atlantic Bight look at the Coastal Carolina University's Long Bay Observing System near real time instruments along the coast of South Carolina Myrtle Beach area. Access Data > 

Coupled Northwest Atlantic Prediction System (CNAPS)  
CNAPS is a three-dimensional marine environment nowcast and forecast model developed by the Ocean Observing and Modeling Group at North Carolina State University. This fully coupled ocean circulation, wave, and atmosphere model predicts conditions over the entire footprint of Matthew. Access Data >
Storm Surge Modeling System   
The Advanced Coastal Modeling System (ACMS) is a 2D/3D real time forecasting system for coastal surge, wave, and salinity developed by the University of Florida team of Drs. Peter Sheng, Vladimir Paramygin, and Justin Davis. Explore the storm surge in Hurricane Matthew's footprint. Access Data >

The Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) collects and delivers critical data and information necessary to increase our understanding of our coasts and oceans along the shorelines of NC, SC, GA, and FL. Read More >

SECOORA is one of the eleven regional associations that partner with the Integrated Ocean Observing System, US IOOS®. IOOS is a federal, regional and private-sector partnership committed to tracking, predicting, managing, and adapting to changes in our ocean, coastal and Great Lakes environment. 



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