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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Team up with over 70 members from industry, academia, government and non-governmental organizations who are engaged in or benefit from ocean and coastal observation and prediction.


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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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 […]
Dear MARACOOS members, MARACOOS will hold elections for the Board of Directors this spring. We are now accepting nominations. All current paid members of MARACOOS are eligible. (You may check your membership status by emailing info@maracoos.org with the subject line: “Membership Status”). The goal is to have a […]
MARACOOS hosted a ceremony on Lewes Beach in Delaware to unveil their new High Frequency Radar. The event featured speakers including MARACOOS Executive Director Dr. Gerhard Kuska, Mayor of Lewes Theodore Becker, University of Delaware Provost Dr. Robin Morgan, State Representative Stephen Smyk, Delaware Department of […]