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September 29th, 2020

MARACOOS Satellite Team Serves as Backup to NASA

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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.

August 28th, 2020

Gliders, Gliders, and More GLIDERS!!

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This time of year is always jam packed with glider activity. In the Mid-Atlantic we have 5 active gliders deployed by partners ready to collect vital data as Laura is forecast to enter our region this weekend.

August 14th, 2020

NBC Connecticut Covers MARACOOS Hurricane Glider Work

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MARACOOS Executive Director Gerhard Kuska and Rutgers University Partners Scott Glenn and Travis Miles were interviewed by NBC Connecticut Meteorologist about the hurricane glider work being done in the Mid-Atlantic

August 6th, 2020

UD 134 Deployed, Redeployed and other Mid-Atlantic Glider Updates

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UD 134 was successfully deployed on Wednesday, July 29 by the University of Delaware. On Thursday, July 30 members of the glider team were observing UD 134’s path and noticed it moving in the wrong direction at an odd speed.

July 31st, 2020

Preparing for Hurricane Isaias

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The MARACOOS team and our partners have been preparing for the pending arrival of Hurricane Isaias, currently forecast to hit the Mid-Atlantic on Monday night. Ocean observations contribute to improved forecasting for storms.

July 21st, 2020

The Mid-Atlantic 2020 Glider Season is here!

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The Mid-Atlantic 2020 Glider Season began last week with the launch of RU_33 off the coast of Tuckerton, NJ. This is the first of many Mid-Atlantic glider launches for the season.

April 21st, 2020

Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Telemetry Workshop Summary

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On April 3, over 90 people convened virtually to participate in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Telemetry Workshop hosted by ACT/MATOS and MARACOOS.

November 14th, 2019

MARACOOS and MARCO Partner to Create Monthly Sea Surface Temperature Maps

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The Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS) has partnered with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) and the MARCO Portal Team to produce a group of maps displaying average monthly sea surface temperatures based on 15 years of recent data.

September 5th, 2019

Partners in Science: Offshore Wind and the Mid-Atlantic Cold Pool

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Offshore wind developers and coastal managers need accurate information about the ocean to responsibly introduce wind energy to the Mid-Atlantic Bight.

June 7th, 2019

MARACOOS 2019 Annual Meeting Highlights

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MARACOOS would like to thank all who attended the 2019 Annual Meeting on May 14 in Baltimore, Maryland. Participants heard a panel discussion on offshore wind development in the Mid-Atlantic, a special session on improving hurricane intensity forecasting, and updates on the IOOS network.

April 26th, 2019

Satellite Data Protect Atlantic Sturgeon and Save Fishermen Effort

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Researchers at the University of Delaware have created a text alert system to help fishermen avoid Atlantic Sturgeon in the Delaware Bay. The system predicts the location and depth of endangered Atlantic Sturgeon with 88% accuracy. The Atlantic Sturgeon has been listed as an endangered species since 2012. It can weigh up to 800 lbs. and reach 14 feet in length and frequently falls victim to bycatch. Bycatch is any marine animal unintentionally captured by commercial fishers targeting a different species of fish.

April 23rd, 2019

The Mid-Atlantic Bight Cold Pool

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Between each spring and fall, a layer of cold ocean water travels along the seafloor along the length of the Mid-Atlantic Bight (MAB), a region that extends from Cape Cod, MA to Cape Hatteras, NC. This phenomenon is called the Mid-Atlantic Bight Cold Pool. The Cold Pool forms at the start of spring when there is less mixing within the water column, a greater input of less dense freshwater into marine environments, and more intense sunlight at the sea surface. These factors create a stratified water column.

April 1st, 2019

Student Profile: Ph.D. Student Kelsey Brunner Engages with MARACOOS Data

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Kelsey Brunner is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, where MARACOOS data are assisting in her research. Kelsey studies the surface currents on the continental shelf of the Mid-Atlantic Bight (MAB). Establishing a better understanding of the physics of these circulation patterns can equip scientists with the knowledge necessary for preparing for and predicting storm patterns, implementing more efficient search and rescue plans, and cleaning up after storms.

April 1st, 2019

MARACOOS Provides Data for Annapolis, Maryland Flood Mitigation

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The City of Annapolis, Maryland is notorious for its susceptibility to nuisance flooding, primarily between the months of March and September, due to its proximity to the coastline. Nuisance flooding is minor to moderate coastal flooding that causes localized impacts such as the inundation of streets and parking lots.

June 4th, 2018

MARACOOS 2018 Annual Meeting Highlights

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MARACOOS would like to thank all of the participants of the 2018 Annual Meeting for the user needs, expertise, and collaboration ideas shared. Keep reading for a summary of the 2018 Annual Meeting or click here to jump down to PDFs of speaker presentations. MARACOOS partners, collaborators, and stakeholders gathered in Annapolis, MD on May 18 for the 2018 MARACOOS Annual Meeting. The MARACOOS Board of Directors opened the event the preceding evening with a reception for networking discussions with meeting participants.

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