CARICOOS Board of Directors fully engaged in securing continued support for meeting high priority coastal data and product needs.

On November 7, 2019 the CARICOOS Board of Directors met with the system’s technical and administrative leadership to discuss and agree on approaches to follow towards a comprehensive stakeholder need assessment and prioritization process. Said need assessment is essential for the design of the proposal requesting support for the upcoming five-year funding cycle.  CARICOOS’s Board,… Read More

USCG Sector San Juan Pollution Prevention and Boater’s Safety Training

Each year hundreds of lives are lost and millions of dollars in property damage are accounted for as a result of preventable recreational boating accidents on U.S. waterways. To address this situation, the Incident Management Division of the US Coast Guard (San Juan Sector) offered the “Pollution prevention and boater safety” workshop at Puerto Chico… Read More

Coastal conservation and security workshop.

On June 19, 2019 CARICOOS played a role on the workshop “Coastal Conservation and Security” at the Pedalea store in Isabela. CARICOOS products and services were presented to a group of stakeholders that included representation from professional rescue organizations like SVERI Rescate Isabela and Coastal Professional Rescue Team. Focusing on the persistent increment in safety-related… Read More

2019 CARICOOS General Assembly

Please join us at CARICOOS’ General Assembly meeting. It is a change to participate in the ocean observing conversation and build collaborations with CARICOOS and our stakeholders. When: Friday May 24th, 2019 from 8:00AM to 3:00PM Where: Club Náutico de San Juan CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

CARICOOS & The North Coast Harbor Safety and Security Meeting

The Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System was invited to the February 2019 meeting of the North Coast Harbor Safety and Security Committee, where we presented on the tools available in our website ( to track Sargasso in the Caribbean region. Recent reports and research conducted by the University of South Florida reveal that if growth… Read More

OCOVI announces 2018 Annual Meeting

The public is advised that Ocean and Coastal Observing – Virgin Islands (OCOVI), will conduct it 2018 annual meeting on December 8th from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM for the filling of vacancies, the election of the officers and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The public… Read More

2018 IOOS Fall Meeting – Selected Highlights

The eleven Regional Associations (RAs), members of their boards, and IOOS Program Office (IOOS PO) staff and partners gathered in Annapolis, MD for the IOOS Fall Meeting on September 18-20, 2018. At the meeting, participants discussed the IOOS niche in biological observations and collaborations with NASA. Click here to access the meeting website and materials…. Read More

NOAA/AOML – CARICOOS Piloting Workshop

  On September 25 to 27, 2018, CARICOOS personnel visited NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, Florida for a 3-days workshop about Seagliders. AOML’s Physical Oceanography Division (PhOD) personnel developed the training course to provide an overview on Seaglider fundamentals and the skill-sets in operating/piloting gliders. The learning skills provided CARICOOS personnel… Read More