National Data Buoy Center (NDBC), The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array: A real-time collection of high quality oceanographic and surface meteorological data for monitoring, forecasting, and understanding of climate swings associated with El Niño and La Nina. Data and graphic displays from the array are updated every day, and the data are freely available to the research community, operational forecasting community, and the general public. RDSEA contracts for NDBC via SAIC on TAO.
Physical Ocean Real-Time System (Tampa Bay PORTS): A support tool that improves the safety and efficiency of maritime commerce and coastal resource management through the integration of real-time environmental observations, forecasts and other geospatial information. PORTS measures and disseminates observations and predictions of water levels, currents, salinity, and meteorological parameters (e.g., winds, atmospheric pressure, air and water temperatures) that mariners need to navigate safely. RDSEA contracts for PORTS via "Marine Science Associates, Inc." directed by Dr. Mark Luther of the Universty of South Florida's College of Marine Science.
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