A changing climate greatly impacts Maine’s coastal communities. Vulnerable areas, such as Camp Ellis, are already experiencing challenges associated with sea level rise, and more frequent and intense storm events. In an effort to measure these changes and respond accordingly a new tide gauge has been installed by the USGS on the Saco River.
A new high-tech wave-monitoring buoy, supported by state and federal agencies, was recently deployed in Cape Cod bay. The buoy will provide sea-state information in Cape Cod Bay to improve safety and efficiency of marine transportation as mariners approach or exit the Cape Cod Canal. Please see MassDEP Press Release for more information about this project.
U.S. IOOS has awarded a new 5-year cooperative agreement to NERACOOS that will continue to fund the production, integrations and delivery of critical ocean information. Click here for more information about the award and our partners.
The NERACOOS 2015 Annual Impact Report is now available! Click link to read.
This summer NERACOOS partnered with New Hampshire EPSCoR and were lucky enough to receive two interns for the entire summer!
Our nutrient observatory will soon expand to include Long Island Sound and Narragansett Bay.
In an effort to inform and learn from local stakeholders NECAN has successfully hosted six workshops throughout the Northeast (see image from Connecticut meeting). These workshops were attended by a broad range of stakeholders including individuals from industry, management, and research.