MARACOOS is helping to determine if there will be interference to the GOES-R satellites from proposed cellular communications. The National Broadband Plan could possibly encroach upon NOAA’s weather satellite communications spectrum. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is set to auction off 1695 – 1710 MHz (NOAA’s band is 1670 – 1710 MHz).
Project Coordinator Ethan Handel recently traveled down to North Carolina to assist University of North Carolina and Coastal Studies Institute Program Manager Mike Muglia with the initial setup and testing of their new Low-Power CODAR SeaSonde system. This system will be used to extend the southern coverage range of the HF radar network in the region, with an emphasis on providing a better way to measure and understand the Gulf Stream current.
NORFOLK, Va. – Aerographer’s Mate 1st Class (AW/SW/IDW) Gina Hegg navigates the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS) website. Using real time data assets from a variety of sources, including glider data from the Naval Oceanographic Office, she tracks currents, wave heights, winds and water temperature to accurately forecast for units off the Delmarva Peninsula. (U.S. Navy photo)
Peter Moore joined MARACOOS in 2012 as the first Stakeholder Liaison, a position which places him at the interface between the diverse user community and the technical capabilities of the MARACOOS Ocean Observatory. Dr. Moore serves a feedback role with the development of real-time useable products as the main outcome. MARACOOS serves a huge geographic area – stretching from Cape Hatteras to Georges Bank and encompassing 10 states (plus Washington, DC), 111 Congressional Districts and 71 million people. MARACOOS is comprised of 35 Co-PIs from 25 institutions.