2001 – EXCELLENCE IN PARTNERING AWARD
Lead PI: PI: Dr. James Nelson, SkIO (original PI: Harvey Seim, now with UNC Chapel Hill)
A real-time observational network on the U.S. Southeastern continental shelf is being developed. Eight large offshore platforms, currently operated by the U.S. Navy for flight observations, are being instrumented to provide a range of oceanographic and meteorological observations on a continuous, real-time basis. Data are used by the National Weather Service, local fisherman, various researchers, and will be utilized by a separately-funded NOPP modeling project.