The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) hosted a virtual workshop to provide crucial insight into the types of data needed to ensure safe and efficient marine commerce in/around/along the Southeast US (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida [along the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Keys]. This workshop took place on Thursday, June 6th from 10am-12pm ET.

If you were unable to attend this workshop, we are hosting 6 make-up workshops open to all regions from August 3rd to September 19th. The make-up registration link is here. ***Once you register, please save the event to your calendar. 

Stakeholders from all Southeast ports are welcome to attend any of the make-up sessions. At this time, we are particularly interested in gaining stakeholder insight from the following ports that have not yet been represented:

Our goal is to make sure every seaport from the Southeast is represented at a workshop, so please join a make-up workshop or forward this to any contact who can represent or is knowledgeable about navigation in the seaport areas above.

These valuable workshops are part of a larger assessment of NOAA’s Physical Oceanographic Real Time System (PORTS®) Program to better understand the data and gauging needs and funding required to expand, enhance, or implement PORTS at all seaports in the U.S. and its territories and commonwealths. NOAA PORTS® is a robust information system that measures and disseminates real-time oceanographic and meteorological data that mariners need to navigate safely.

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