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Making sense of ocean sensing: the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System links observations to applications
Author(s): Christina Simoniello; Ann E. Jochens; Matthew K. Howard; Joseph Swaykos; Douglas R. Levin; Debbi Stone; Barbara Kirkpatrick; Shinichi Kobara
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Paper Abstract

The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association (GCOOS-RA) works to enhance our ability to collect, deliver and use ocean information. The GCOOS-RA Education and Outreach Council works to bring together industry, governments, academia, formal and informal educators, and the public to assess regional needs for coastal ocean information, foster cooperation, and increase utility of the data. Examples of data products in varying stages of development are described, including web pages for recreational boaters and fishermen, novel visualizations of storm surge, public exhibits focused on five Gulf of Mexico Priority Issues defined by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, a Harmful Algae Bloom warning system, the Basic Observation Buoy project designed to engage citizen scientists in ocean monitoring activities, and the GCOOS Data Portal, instrumental in Deepwater Horizon mitigation efforts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8029, Sensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, Disaster Response, and Environmental Monitoring; and Biometric Technology for Human Identification VIII, 802918 (16 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883115
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Christina Simoniello, Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (United States)
Univ. of South Florida (United States)
Ann E. Jochens, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Matthew K. Howard, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Joseph Swaykos, The Univ. of Southern Mississippi (United States)
Douglas R. Levin, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
Debbi Stone, The Florida Aquarium, Inc. (United States)
Barbara Kirkpatrick, Mote Marine Lab. and Aquarium (United States)
Shinichi Kobara, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8029:
Sensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, Disaster Response, and Environmental Monitoring; and Biometric Technology for Human Identification VIII
B. V. K. Vijaya Kumar; Sárka O. Southern; Kevin N. Montgomery; Salil Prabhakar; Arun A. Ross; Carl W. Taylor; Bernhard H. Weigl, Editor(s)

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