Coastal Observing in Your Community
Webinar Series

Join SECOORA as we spotlight coastal ocean observing in the Southeast! Be a part of our monthly webinar series where SECOORA members, principal investigators, and technology experts take the stage to discuss hot topics, research, and products.

Catch us on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 12 PM ET for insightful discussions on ocean observing topics. These 60-minute webinars are recorded and archived for your viewing.

Ready to dive in? Don’t miss out – see upcoming webinars below and secure your spot in the coastal ocean observing conversation!

Upcoming Webinars

Date Webinar Title Presenter Registration Website

Archived Webinars

Date Title of Webinar (click on title to view video) Presenter(s)
April 4, 2023 Mote Marine Laboratory’s Beach Conditions Reporting System Aspen Cook, Mote Marine Laboratory
March 7, 2023 USGS Water Observing Systems Network & Response to 2022 Tropical & Extratropical Storms Athena Clark and Brian McCallum, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
October 25, 2022 Sargassum Watch from Space Dr. Chuanmin Hu, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida
September 27, 2022 ShellBase: Water Quality Data from Shellfish Harvest Waters in One Database Natalie Nelson, North Carolina State University
Megan Carr, North Carolina State University
Natalie "Nat" Chazal, North Carolina State University
June 28, 2022 Lake Okeechobee harmful algal bloom & water quality monitoring with Nav2 Sail & Solar ASV Scott Duncan, Navocean Inc
Veronica Ruiz Xomchuk, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
June 21, 2022 A High resolution Ocean Reanalysis of the Northwest Atlantic in Support of Climate Change Studies Dr. Ruoying He, North Carolina State University
January 25, 2022 Predicting High Cross Currents Near South Florida Ports Using Machine Learning Dr. Steven D. Meyers, University of South Florida College of Marine Science
Mark E. Luther, University of South Florida College of Marine Science
October 26, 2021 It’s hot! How temperature is impacting Spotted Seatrout and seagrass in Florida Bay Jonathan Rodemann, Florida International University Ph.D. Candidate
June 22, 2021 Applying Technology to Improve our Ability to Forecast, Observe and Detect Rip Currents Grek Dusek, NOAA, National Ocean Service
Alex Pang, University of California Santa Cruz
April 27, 2021 4th Grade Curriculum: Water Shapes Our Planet and Our Lives Katy Smith, Jill Gambill, and Nina Sassano (University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant)
March 23, 2021 Making the Data Work for You Lauren Showalter and Brian Stone, Axiom Data Science
February 23, 2021 Regional Ocean Data Sharing Southeast Sand Resources Project Mary Conley, The Nature Conservancy
January 26, 2021 The Trouble with Deep Learning Paul Gader, University of Florida
December 15, 2020 Developing an Integrated Coastal Water Predictive Capability to Promote Resilience Ruoying He, North Carolina State University
Jennifer Dorton, SECOORA
Charlton Galvarino, Second Creek Consulting
November 17, 2020 What’s all that racket! Estuarine soundscapes in South Carolina Eric W. Montie, M.S., Ph.D., University of South Carolina Beaufort
February 27, 2018 Next Generation SECOORA Data Portal Stacey Buckelew and Brian Stone, Axiom Data Science
February 28, 2017 Coastal Ocean Circulation Influences on Matters of Societal Concern Dr. Bob Weisberg, University of South Florida College of Marine Science
October 5, 2022 Georgia Virtual Data Workshop: Discovering and Accessing Coastal and Ocean Data SECOORA, Axiom Data Science, and Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserves System
August 25, 2020 Observations on the West Florida Shelf Pressure Point Dr. Bob Weisberg, University of South Florida College of Marine Science
July 28, 2020 Establishing Baselines for Benthic Habitat and Fish Populations on the West Florida Shelf Dr. Steven Murawski, Chad Lembke, Sarah Grasty, and Alex Ilich – University of South College of Marine Science
June 23, 2020 Coastal 3-D high-resolution maps for floods, wetlands, and biodiversity Dr. Matt McCarthy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
May 26, 2020 The Rip Current Challenge Steven Pfaff, Mark Willis and Victoria Oliva – National Weather Service Forecast Office Wilmington, North Carolina
April 28, 2020 HurricaneGliders: Improving Typical Storm Intensity Forecasts with Real Time Data Catherine Edwards, UGA SkIO
Travis Miles, Rutgers University
March 24, 2020 Where did my fish go? How scientists are working together to track fish over vast ocean space Joy Young, Ph.D., The FACT Network
December 10, 2019 What do we know about the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico from recent observations? Dr. Peter Hamilton, North Carolina State University
October 1, 2019 Announcing OceanReports: A web based tool to inform planning and permitting in coastal and ocean waters Dr. James Morris, Jr.; NOAA’s National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
May 28, 2019 An Overview of Hurricane Florence Steven Pfaff and Reid Hawkins, NOAA National Weather Service Wilmington NC
April 23, 2019 Monitoring Harmful Algal Blooms with the Power of Citizen Scientist: The NOAA Phytoplankton Monitoring Network Steve Morton, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
February 26, 2019 Smart Sea Level Sensors for Emergency Planning and Response Kim M. Cobb, Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech
Russell Clark, Research Faculty, Computer Science, Georgia Tech
Nick Deffley, Director, Office of Sustainability, City of Savannah
Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech
Jayma Koval, Research Faculty, CEISMC, Georgia Tech
September 25, 2018 Observations to Understand Life in the Ocean: Linking IOOS Regional Efforts with the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) Frank E. Muller-Karger, University of South Florida College of Marine Science
August 28, 2018 Resolving the Loop Current Complex: Implications on Hurricane Intensity Forecasting Lynn Keith (Nick) Shay, PhD – University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
July 24, 2018 The Power of Observations for improved decision making in support of public health and economic vitality: Gathering Alligators, Taking Observations, Realizing Solutions Dwayne Porter, PhD University of South Carolina
April 24, 2018 Passive acoustic monitoring on a SV3 Wave Glider for fish spawning aggregation detection and characterization Laurent Cherubin, FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
February 13, 2018 West Florida Shelf and Tampa Bay Responses to Hurricane Irma: What Happened and Why Dr. Robert Weisberg, University of South Florida College of Marine Science
December 19, 2017 Recording Water Levels Through Citizen Science Reporting Christine Buckel, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
November 28, 2017 Web Camera Applications Testbed (WebCAT) Project Webinar Debra Hernandez (SECOORA)
Mark Willis (Surfline)
Joseph Long (USGS)
Greg Dusek (NOAA CO-OPS)
Dwayne Porter (USC)
October 24, 2017 SECOORA Marine Weather Portal Jennifer Dorton (SECOORA)
Charlton Galvarino (Second Creek Consulting, LLC)
October 3, 2017 A year and A Hurricane Apart: Nutrient Loading in the St. Lucie Estuary in the Summers of 2016 and 2017 Dr. Ian Walsh, Director of Science and Senior Oceanographer, Sea-Bird Scientific
September 6, 2017 Predicting Marine Physical-Biogeochemical Variability in the Gulf of Mexico and Southeastern U.S. Shelf Seas Dr. Ruoying He, Distinguished Professor of North Carolina State University
March 21, 2017 SECOORA Data Portal Kyle Wilcox, Axiom Data Science

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