Open House

Join Us for the 2017 COAPS Open House on Saturday, February 25th

You can drive an underwater robot or discover how plankton do the strangest things. There will be something for visitors of all ages... hands-on science fun, self-guided tours, and the chance to meet and talk with scientists. Learn more. >>


Making Use of a Sea of Data

While satellites orbit the earth monitoring cloud systems, winds, ocean currents, and ocean-atmospheric energy flows, research vessels are at sea observing our oceans - measuring wind, salinity, air and sea temperature, pressure, and rainfall. But what in the world do scientists do with all of these data? And how do they find what they need in the sea of information that has been collected over the years? Learn more >>

Open House

Experiment testing new drifter design underway in the Gulf of Mexico

Drifters deployed on January 24 are quickly making their way in the Gulf of Mexico. Release of the drifters is part of a research project to develop new technology for observing currents at the ocean surface. Learn more. >>


COAPS Committed to the success of Women in STEM

COAPS recently hosted members of FSU's Women in Math, Science, and Engineering (WIMSE) Program. The program is for students considering a career in the STEM fields. Learn more about WIMSE.

NGESP Report

New Experiment Highlights the Role of Eddies in Setting Up the Energetic Western Boundary Circulation

Drs. Xiaobiao Xu and Eric Chassignet (COAPS Director) have performed a massive 20-year integration of the North and Equatorial Atlantic simulation. Key model outputs from the experiment will be available to general public through a new HYCOM server at COAPS/FSU.

Hurricane Activity

hurricane activity

The Atlantic graphical tropical weather outlook is updated at approximately 2am, 8am, 2pm, and 8pm EDT from June 1 to November 30 by the National Hurricane Center.


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