Category Archives: News

July-October Newsletter now available

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:00am

The SCCOOS July-October newsletter is now published!

New marine HAB related illness tracking webpage

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 12:00am

The HAB-related illness workgroup has developed a new webpage for marine HAB-related illness tracking work (

Do SoCal’s Recent Red Tides Have Harmful Health Effects?

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 12:00am

Watch Spectrum News 1 report on SCCOOS, Surfrider Foundation, and researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography collaboration on an effort to collect community anecdotal information on potential respiratory symptoms experienced after being exposed to the recent red tide event. Click here to watch and read the full interview by Jo Kown, Spectrum News.    […]

SCCOOS Progress Report: Dec 2019 – May 2020

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 12:00am

SCCOOS latest Progress Report for December 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 can be found here. 

Apr-Jun Newsletter

Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 12:00am

Check out SCCOOS April – June 2020 Newsletter which highlights our latest activities including: A Message from SCCOOS Executive Director, Clarissa Anderson  SCCOOS and CeNCOOS Joint Call for FY21-26 Expressions of Interest SCCOOS All-Hands Meeting, ESC Committee and BOG Meeting  COVID19 Operational Impacts  NOAA WCOFS   Red Tide Bulletin: Spring 2020 LA/LB Harbor Safety Committee Meeting IOOS […]

Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:00am

Happy Earth Day from SCCOOS and the IOOS and Regional Association Team! April 22, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary the Earth has been commemorated and the United Nations has declared 2020 the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Many beaches and trails might be closed but we hope you participate with us by taking the Earth […]

Read the new article by HABMAP Cal Poly Research Scientists published in MEPS – “Seasonal and interannual variability of phytoplankton abundance and community composition on the Central Coast of California.”

Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 12:00am

Barth et al., 2020. “Seasonal and interannual variability of phytoplankton abundance and community composition on the Central Coast of California.” A new study published in Marine Ecology Progress Series by Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System research scientist at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) provides the first seasonal and interannual characterization of San Luis Obispo Bay’s phytoplankton community. The long-term […]

SCCOOS Jan-Mar 2020 Newsletter

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 12:00am

Dear SCCOOS Community,   We hope everyone is staying healthy and well amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.    While we are all at home practicing social-distancing please check out SCCOOS January – March Newsletter highlighting our latest activities including: COVID-19 Operational Impacts Welcome Flo La Valle SCCOOS Board of Governors Meeting Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 SCCOOS Hill Visits IOOS Spring Meeting […]

SCCOOS Participation at Ocean Sciences

Friday, February 07, 2020 - 12:00am

Hello SCCOOS community,   We have compiled a list of relevant presentations and posters that SCCOOS Principal Investigators are either leading or a co-author on at Ocean Sciences. I encourage you to take a look at the list and attend as many sessions as possible.   Looking forward to seeing many of you at Ocean […]

“Lethal algae blooms – an ecosystem out of balance” by Jeremy Hance

Monday, January 06, 2020 - 12:00am

Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System Executive Director, Clarissa Anderson, talks to The Guardian about the growing number and intensity of Harmful Algal Blooms in the “Lethal algae blooms – an ecosystem out of balance.” Click the link to read the full article.