Powering Understanding and Prediction of the Mid-Atlantic Ocean and Coasts

49 M Observations
10 states
25% of the us population
5 Estuaries


MARACOOS and our partners are tracking storms and collecting data related to storms and other extreme events impacting the East Coast. Using data derived from gliders, drifters, buoys, models, radars, satellites, and weather stations to analyze ocean dynamics we are better able to predict impacts in the Mid-Atlantic as storms and weather systems move through the region.

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MARACOOS OceansMap is a dynamic data visualization tool integrating near real-time observational assets and model forecasts that contribute to ocean monitoring in the Mid-Atlantic region. Users can easily filter parameters of interest and compare model and observation data both graphically and statistically.

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Pictured: VIMS Glider Operations Center Deployment team. Navy Slocum Glider, NG734 was deployed off the coast of Virginia on August 2, 2022. Captain Sean Fate and mate, PG Ross of Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Eastern Shore Laboratory (ESL) were joined by Athena Empson, Jack Slater, […]
Pictured from left to right: Lt. Shawn Antonelli, Dr. Hugh Roarty, Mr. Chris Shivock LT. Shawn Antonelli from United States Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay made a visit with MARACOOS partners at RUCOOL on June 15, 2022.  LT. Antonelli is the Command Center Chief for Sector […]
September 29th, 2020 MARACOOS receives satellite data from the NOAA, NASA and EUMETSAT agencies. The global operational weather satellite system is composed of two types of satellites: geostationary operational environmental satellites (GOES) for short-range warning and “now-casting” and polar-orbiting satellites for longer-term forecasting. Both types of […]