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Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA)

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Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA)

Acronym:  SECOORA

Description:  SECOORA is a 501(c)3 membership non-profit which designs, implements, operates, and improves the provision of data, information, and products for marine and estuarine systems deemed necessary for common uses according to sound scientific practice. SECOORA serves the needs of users with measurements, telemetry, data management and communications, data analysis and modeling, and data visualization and publishing. SECOORA is one of eleven Regional Associations comprising the coastal component of the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). The Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System (RCOOS) component of SECOORA aggregates ocean observations from a variety of data providers throughout the Southeast. Federal Observations Providers * National Data Buoy Center Moored Buoys and C-MAN Stations * National Water Level Observation Network * USGS Stream Gauge Network * USACOE Wave Data Sites * USACOE Field Research Facility Data Program Subregional and Local Observations Providers * Southeast Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing System * Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program * FerryMon * Neuse River Remote Monitoring and Data Acquisition Project * Carolinas Coastal Ocean Observing and Prediction System * South Atlantic Bight Synoptic Offshore Observational Network * West Florida Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System * Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System * East Florida Shelf Information System * Explorer of the Seas * SEAKEYS/C-MAN Project * South Florida Ocean Measurement Center * Florida Inshore Marine Monitoring and Assessment Program * National Estuarine Research Reserves

Web Site:  http://secoora.org

Contact Name:  Jeremy Cothran

Contact Email:  jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Mission Statement:  SECOORA is to be designed and operated to provide data, information and products on marine and estuarine systems. Information will be provided to users in a common manner and according to sound scientific practice. SECOORA will include the infrastructure and expertise required for this system. The purpose of SECOORA is to: * represent the interests of those that use, depend on, study and manage coastal environments and their resources in the southeast region; * be a legal entity that provides a fiscal agent with final responsibility for acceptance and expenditure of funds according to the rules of grantors of the funds, insurability, and the ability to enter into enforceable contracts; * represent a partnership or consortium of data providers and users from state and federal agencies, private industry, non-governmental institutions and academia; * provide a means by which the Regional Association and the public at large benefit from and contribute to the develo

Information Web Url:  http://secoora.org/about

Data Access Policy:  http://secoora.org/data

Monitoring Stations:  no stations are currently registered in the database

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