On Tuesday May 19, a ruptured pipeline caused thousands of gallons of crude oil to be released into the ocean along the Santa Barbara coast near Refugio State Beach. As the clean up continues, state and federal emergency responders are relying on data from California ocean observing systems.View Surface Current Maps
The California ROMS model has recently been added to the USCG Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System (SAROPS). The information provided by the model is now directly integrated into the SAROPS dashboard and will be used as a tool to aid in search and rescue efforts.
NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) intends to support eleven Regional Associations to operate ocean observing systems during the five year period 2016-2021. Like the previous five-year award, the IOOS FFO presents a great opportunity for our region to develop and maintain observing systems and conduct science that supports people and decision-making. The 2011-...READ MORE
CeNCOOS announces the start of a new project to continuously monitor subsurface ocean conditions along a 300km track line off Trinidad Head. These measurements fill an important gap in oceanographic observations between Newport, OR, and Monterey Bay, CA; an area that has been identified in many California Current plans as a key sampling location.
A new Harmful Algal Bloom model for California provides forecasts of HAB events one to three days into the future. Forecasts are available for Pseudo-nitzschia and Domoic Acid (the biotoxin Pseudo-nitzschia releases).READ MORE
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HAB Modeling Update
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New CeNCOOS Director Hired
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