SECOORA – Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association – is the coastal ocean observing system for the Southeast US. Our vision is to ensure healthy coastal ocean ecosystems and communities by making observing data available and accessible to drive science-based decisions.

And our mission is to bring people, technology, and data together to facilitate collaborations, projects, and knowledge sharing to ensure coastal ocean resilience, safety, and a thriving blue economy.

Connecting Stakeholders to Data

SECOORA supports projects that are important to stakeholders in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. We talk to our users and produce oceanographic observations, models, web tools, applications, and products based on their needs.   Each project SECOORA supports is linked to our Focus Areas. These three Focus Areas guide our tasks, correspond with U.S. IOOS societal goals, and are deemed important to the Southeast by our stakeholders (members, partners, and data users).

Delivering Data for Decisions

Community Observing

Coastal communities are interested in knowing the impacts of a changing climate on their towns. Is the road flooded right now? Is it safe to go to the beach today? These are questions SECOORA can help answer with our community observing efforts.

“With today’s technology, every community should have access to real-time water level data exactly where they need it for emergency management, public safety, recreation, and to support infrastructure planning. This project brings basic information (“How high is the tide in my community right now?”) into the hands of the local decision makers who desperately need this type of data to manage coastal flood challenges.”

Dr. Nicole Elko, Dr. Nicole Elko, Executive Director, American Shore and Beach Preservation Association

Contact Us

Your engagement is vital in shaping resilient coastal policies. For inquiries, data contributions, or collaboration opportunities, we invite you to contact us. Your involvement strengthens our efforts in safeguarding our coastal communities.

Mailing Address

PO Box 13856, Charleston, SC 29422

Making observation data available and accessible to drive science-based decisions.