MARACOOS and its partners are tracking storms and other extreme events impacting the East Coast. OceansMap can be used to visualize and analyze data as these events develop and unfold. Using data derived from gliders, drifters, buoys, models, radars, satellites, and weather stations to analyze ocean dynamics you are better able to predict impacts in the Mid-Atlantic as storms and weather systems move through the region.


Do you want to delve deeper into the data? OceansMap is our in-depth desktop tool that allows you to see asset information in near real-time and select more specific parameters. Choose your time frame and data layers on the left. The current defaults are set to show layers related to the most recent storm.

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MyMARACOOS is our Mobile platform for your smart phone that allows you to view current and forecast conditions for wind, waves, water level, currents and water temperature. Click on the top right to choose the data you want to see and choose your time frame on the top left.

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MARACOOS Asset Overview:

MARACOOS and US IOOS deploy assets that collect certified data that are provided to government, the private sector, the non-profit sector, and the public for improved decision making. All of the data from these assets is combined and viewable in the data portals above. In addition to MARACOOS assets the data portals also serve data from other partners throughout the country.


Multiple gliders are deployed or preparing for deployment in the coming days. Glider RU 28 will be equipped with two new sensors including an experimental wave sensor that will allow us to better understand the wave field across broad spatial regions during Hurricanes. We additionally have a new optical sensor that will help us better understand coastal erosion and deposition and ecosystem impacts.

High Frequency Radar

MARACOOS partners operate 41 radars along the Mid-Atlantic Coast. These radars provide surface current direction and speed. The differences in direction and speed are noticeably extreme during storm events


MARACOOS partners operate satellite receiving stations in Delaware and New Jersey. These data provide us with high resolution images from polar orbiting satellites, and lower resolution images from geostationary satellites that update every 15 minutes.


MARACOOS partners operate networks of buoys that typically measure parameters like wind speed and direction, air temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, water temperature, salinity, wave height/direction/period.

Additional Storm Resources