Author Archives for CARICOOS

Vientos durante el Huracán María

  El pasado 20 de septiempbre el huracán María atravezó la isla de Puerto Rico. La red de anemómetros de CARICOOS pudo detectar la intensidad del vientos. A continuación podemos ver el viento registrado por zona. Debemos señalar que algunas de las estaciones dejaron de reportar cuando fallaron las comunicaciones e internet en la isla.

Sociedad Meteorológica de Puerto Rico visita a CARICOOS

CARICOOS tuvo la grata visita de la Sociedad Meteorológica de Puerto Rico en donde pudimos enlazar los servicios y productos de CARICOOS con los estudiantes de meteorología. Agradecemos a Enrique Vargas, administrador de web de Mirada Científica y creador de Repaso Noticioso por lograr este enlace. Cabe señalar que el programa de Repaso Noticioso sirve de taller… Read More


CARICOOS recibe la certificación RICE de NOAA RUM recibe fondos federales para ampliar investigaciones oceánicas Asignan $2 millones en fondos federales a dos universidades Student at the UPR Mayagüez received fellowship by The Hydrographic Society of America Multisectoral collaboration is essential to manage coastal erosion in Puerto Rico Lanzan instrumentos para mejorar el pronóstico de… Read More

Port Recovery Operations

CARICOOS participated in a U.S. Coast Guard Area Committee drill, testing a scanning sonar system to assist in the planning and execution of response and recovery protocols. The exercise was conducted in the San Juan Bay, where two main channels were mapped to provide images of objects located on the sea floor. Emergency responders often conduct difficult… Read More

Rincón Wave Buoy back in the water!

The Rincón wave buoy has been redeployed just in time for the beginning of the hurricane season and the North Atlantic wave season. The buoy was out of the water for two weeks for maintenance and a complete refurbishment. The buoy, which sits at approximately 2 km off the Rincón lighthouse, monitors and records information… Read More

CARICOOS Buoys are Ready for the Hurricane Season

The hurricane season kicked off on Thursday, June 1st and is now officially underway in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Our data buoys are back in the water to record the entire season. With support from the University of Maine’s Physical Oceanography Group and Commercial Divers Inc., CARICOOS staff performed the annual maintenance for the Ponce,… Read More

Gliding through the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea during the hurricane season

The Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) Physical Oceanography Division and the Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System (CARICOOS) deployed two underwater gliders in the Caribbean Sea and one in the Atlantic Ocean. These autonomous underwater vehicles will dive to depths of up to 1,000 meters and travel hundreds of kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean and… Read More Gliders1

CARICOOS 2017 General Assembly

The CARICOOS General Assembly and Stakeholders Council Meeting took place last April the 28th at the Rincon Beach Resort. CARICOOS staff, students and collaborators presented their work through poster sessions and stakeholder packed forums. Topics included ocean currents, wave forecasts, beach water quality, and more. For more information including the agenda, posters and photo gallery click here.

UVI Visits the CARICOOS Program Office

The CARICOOS Program Office had the pleasure of hosting University of Virgin Islands’ Sonaljit Mukherjee and Andy Breton from January 30th until February 3rd. The main purpose of the visit was to exchange knowledge toward enhancing CARICOOS forecasting capabilities and UVI data management protocols. They met with Juan Gonzalez-Lopez, our operational numerical modeling specialist, to… Read More CARICOOS crew

A View of Our Hurricane Season Dashboard

As the hurricane season comes to an end (or is it?), we look back on the new and improved hurricane season dashboard. We pulled the best products from the National Weather Service and other NOAA programs to provide you with a synoptic view of what’s going on in the Atlantic. This year we had almost 7000… Read More