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Understanding the Line in the Sand

Speakers and members explored the idea of ecological thresholds and how the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) and its partners can support information-based responses to change during the GCOOS Spring Meeting earlier this month.
22-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nation's Ocean Observing Network Facing 76% Funding Cut

The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2025 proposes funding regional ocean observing associations at $10 million — a 76 percent reduction in the budget for these critically important services.
28-Mar-2024 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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GCOOS Launches Exciting New Gulf of Mexico Beach Guide

The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) announced the launch of a new online guide to Gulf of Mexico Beaches: “All Things Beaches,” a one-stop-shop for information beachgoers need to have a fun, safe day at a Gulf of Mexico...
13-Dec-2023 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Applications Now Open for 2024 Undergraduate Fellowship Opportunity at GCOOS

Undergraduates are invited to apply for a six-month fellowship sponsored by the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
7-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Marine Heat Waves in the Gulf of Mexico, Emerging Offshore Wind Energy Data Opportunities Take Center Stage at GCOOS Fall Meeting

The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) recently hosted its annual Fall Meeting, focusing discussions on emerging issues related to long-term climate change, including marine heat waves and the development of renewable wind energy...
20-Oct-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A New Era of Ocean Observing Opportunities

he Spring Members’ Meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) included discussions of data collection and dissemination from renewable energy platforms and new and up-and-coming uncrewed systems, as well as the latest...
28-Apr-2023 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Call for Nominations: GCOOS Board of Directors

Nominations are now open for the GCOOS Board of Directors, who help set policy for the Gulf of Mexico's certified ocean observing entity.
10-Mar-2023 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Wondering About Red Tide Impacts? Check the Red Tide Respiratory Forecast!

The Red Tide Respiratory Forecast — www.RedTideForecast.com — is a beach-level risk forecast activated during red tide conditions that tells beachgoers what red tide impacts are expected to be at individual beaches at different times of the day....
1-Mar-2023 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) is the Gulf of Mexico regional component of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) and the only certified system dedicated solely to the Gulf of Mexico. Our mission is to provide timely, reliable, accurate and on-demand information on the open ocean and coastal ocean waters of the Gulf of Mexico to ensure a healthy, clean, productive ocean and resilient coastal zone. We work with members across the five Gulf coast states: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

GCOOS is a 501(c)3 organization responsible for developing a network of business leaders, marine scientists, resource managers, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholder groups that combine their data to provide timely information about our oceans — similar to the information gathered by the National Weather Service to develop weather forecasts. Visit us online at gcoos.org.


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