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To provide highly resolved hourly surface current measurements of the
Monterey Bay regional coastal waters to residents, ocean policy makers (both
state and federal), nearshore and coastal ocean waters stakeholders, and
These surface current mapping (SCM) products are being developed based on
high frequency (HF) radar instrumentation deployed along the shoreline. The
Monterey Bay region is home to leaders in the development and deployment of
HF radar systems for oceanographic monitoring, including
CODAR Ocean Sensors
and the Naval Postgraduate School
who have been collaborating for over fifteen
years in the region as well as abroad.
In 2002 California voters passed propositions 40 and 50, which support
funding for water quality monitoring statewide. A portion of that funding
was dedicated to operational funding for a SCM network along the California
coastline. In response, the State of California created the Coastal Ocean
Currents Monitoring Program (COCMP).
This program represents the component
of COCMP in and around the Monterey Bay region.
Office #: 831.656-1060
(Oceanographer, Naval Postgraduate School)